1. King Lear
1. 李尔王

It’s Shakespeare! And it was so ahead of its time that it’s amazing.
莎士比亚大师作品!它超越了它诞生的时代,因此更显得让人赞叹。

2. Hamlet
2. 哈姆雷特

Also by Shakespeare. Some of Shakespeare's most amazing writing is in this play.
同样是莎士比亚的作品,他最卓著的几句话都出自这部戏剧。

3. The Great Gatsby
3. 了不起的盖茨比

By F. Scott Fitzgerald. Just an absolutely poetic writer. There's a lot of power and beauty in this short book.
作者弗·司各特·菲茨杰拉德,一位充满诗意的作家。在这部短篇小说里有很多对权欲的描写。

4. Tender Is the Night
4.?夜色温柔

By F. Scott Fitzgerald. Gatsby is better known, but Tender is written so beautifully that you have to read it if you haven’t. It’s poetry in prose.
同样是弗·司各特·菲茨杰拉德的作品,只不过《了不起的盖茨比》更加出名。但《夜色温柔》的文笔如此如此优美,以至于你不得不去看,它是一首散文诗。

5. A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man
5.?青年艺术家的画像

By James Joyce. A great introduction to this unmatched of modern writers, Portrait is notable for the development of its language as the narrator’s skill with language improves.
詹姆斯·乔伊斯的作品,是这位无与伦比的现代作家的半自传体小说。这部小说因为作者日益提升的创作技巧和语言特色而著名。

6. Ulysses
6. 尤利西斯

By James Joyce. An absolute masterpiece. Joyce puts the entire scale of human drama and English literature within the span of 24 hours, plotted within one square mile, told through the lives of ordinary people. Also see Joyce’s outstanding book of short stories, Dubliners.
作者詹姆斯·乔伊斯,这完全是一部杰作。故事发生在短短一天时间里,将整个都柏林地区生活状态和英国文学融入对普通人生活的刻画中。

7. Cat’s Cradle
7. 猫的摇篮

By Kurt Vonnegut. I just can't get enough of Vonnegut, and I was devastated that he died several years ago. Until then, he held the title of my absolute favorite living writer. And Cat’s Cradle is my favorite of all his books. I think Vonnegut is in my granfalloon.
作者库尔特·冯内古特,我对他的作品简直爱不释手,不过令人震惊的是他几年前去世了。在那之前,他一直是我所推崇的在世作家,而《猫的摇篮》是他所有作品中我最爱的一部,我想我们志趣相同。

8. Slaughterhouse-Five
8. 第五号屠宰场

By Kurt Vonnegut. Anything by Vonnegut is excellent reading, but this is one of his best, and is considered a classic. A more humorous and raging commentary against war has rarely been written. Also see Bluebeard, Slapstick, Welcome to the Monkey House, Breakfast of Champions, among others, if you like the two listed here.
同样是库尔特·冯内古特的作品,冯内古特的任何作品都是精品,而这是他生涯的代表作之一,被称为经典名作。没有比这部小说更幽默和激烈抨击战争的。如果有兴趣,还可以看看他的其他作品,如《蓝胡子》《打闹剧》《欢迎到猴子屋》《冠军早餐》等。

9. Neuromancer
9. 神经漫游者

By William Gibson. Perhaps my favorite sci-fi writer of all time, Gibson is gritty, dreamy, and ultra-cool all at the same time. Neuromancer was his first, and is the start of the Span trilogy.
威廉·吉布森也许是我最喜爱的科幻小说作家了,吉布森不仅勇敢、充满梦想,而且酷毙了?!渡窬握摺肥撬牡谝徊啃∷?,同时也是蔓生都会三部曲第一部。

10. All Tomorrow’s Parties
10.?明日聚会

By William Gibson. This tale of the near future features a Zen-like assassin, among other cool characters. ATP is the third in the Bridge trilogy.
作者威廉·吉布森,这部基于近未来的科幻作品主角是一个身处其他超酷的角色之间的充满禅意的刺客?!睹魅站刍帷肥羌忌湃壳谌?。