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As the first decade of the 21st century come to close, Japanese master of magical realism Haruki Marukami published 1Q84 Novel that can only be defined as Eastern version of 1984, but on acid. Marukamis Novel starts in 1984, when a woman named Aomame assassinates a guest at a glamorous hotel. Soon after, however, she faces reality check quite literally, as she finds herself in an alternate, dystopian Tokyo she calls 1Q84. Hundreds of pages long and published in three separate volumes, this epic story defies categorization. But it fills one category perfectly: that of Great Novel. This eerie, mystical depiction of violence and death in Juarez was published posthumously. Its influential Chilean author Robert Bolano died the year before it was release, and its plot is clear meditation on mortality. 2666 follows five different threads, all of which seem initially disconnected except for their relation to hundreds of unsolved homicides that target impoverished women in Juarez. However, there turns out to be a lot more in common between literary critic, professor of philosophy, American journalist, and mysterious writer than meets eye and things take turn for cosmic. But once the dust settles, only one story remain: 2666, massive and tragic accomplishment, and easily one of the best novels of the 21st century. These days, more people watch Game Of Thrones than read Song Of Ice and Fire, series of epic fantasy novels that popular TV show was based on. But books have garnered a ravenous fanbase themselves, ever since the first installment came out in the 90s. In a series with hundreds of characters scattered across the entire medieval world, it is probably hard for those fans to agree on much, but most will tell you that of the five books published so far, Storm Of Swords is best. Spoil prince and his estranged grandfather compete for the highest throne of the kingdom Westeros. Meanwhile, lord of a powerful northern city declares independence and threatens to secede. And if that was enough, band of natives from outside the kingdom walls launched an attack on Westeros, with only scarce Night Watch in place to protect it. Like the rest of the series, Storm Of Swords is told from multiple perspectives following every significant character individual plot lines. This novel just happens to cover the best ones. What is it with these great novels telling loosely connect stories? This Pulitzer-Prize-winning work from Jennifer Egan could almost be considered a collection of short stories if the author herself didnt insist it was a novel. But whether its kleptomaniac confessing her vice to therapist, Night Of partying in NYC that ends in disaster, or an ill-fat gig for punk band Flaming Dildos, 13 chapters of Visit from Goon Squad do eventually amalgamate into a single story: one of connections make and lose in World Of rock and roll.

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12. Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (2002)

BBC Culture-BBCs international arts section-has revealed the results of its poll of US literary critics on the greatest novels of the 21st century to date. Top spot was claimed by Junot Diazs debut novel, 2007s Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. The book also won its author-whose only output prior to its publication was one collection of short stories-2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, followed in 2012 by a MacArthur Genius grant. Diaz is still working on his follow-up, reputedly work of science-fiction name Monstro, potential excerpt from which was published in New York Times in 2012. Only two authors feature more than once in the top 20: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith. Both authors were also responsible for the most recent titles to feature in the list, with Americanah published in 2013 and NW in 2012. Interestingly, but perhaps predictably given the American angle, only two Booker winners from the past 15 years make the top 20: Hilary Mantels Wolf Hall and Alan Hollinghursts Line of Beauty. The BBC poll of American critics ' top 20 novels of the 21 century runs as follow: 1. Junot Diaz-Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao 2. Edward P Jones-know World 3. Hilary Mantel-Wolf Hall 4. Marilynne Robinson-Gilead 5. Jonathan Franzen-Corrections 6. Michael Chabon-Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay 7. Jennifer Egan-A Visit from Goon Squad 8. Ben Fountain-Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk 9. Ian McEwan-Atonement 10. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-Half of Yellow Sun 11. Zadie Smith-White Teeth 12. Jeffrey Eugenides-Middlesex 13. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-Americanah 14. W. G. Sebald-Austerlitz 15. Elena Ferrante-My Brilliant Friend 16. Alan Hollinghurst-Line of Beauty 17. Cormac McCarthy-Road 18. Zadie Smith-NW 19. Roberto Bolano-2666 20.

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