Art's Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

I have added a section of books that I consider literary masterpieces. Click here for my list of Five Star Literature


5 Star Rating

Book Title

Arvind Adiga

The White Tiger

M. T. Anderson

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing

Margaret Atwood

The Blind Assassin

David Ball

Empires of Sand

David Ball


Julian Barnes

The Sense of Ending

David Benioff

City of Thieves

Carol Birch

Jamrach's Menangerie

T. C. Boyle

A Friend of the Earth

Bartle Bull

The White Rhino Hotel

Max Byrd

Shooting the Sun

Liam Callanan

The Cloud Atlas

Elizabeth Chadwick

The Greatest Knight

Tracy Chevalier

Girl With A Pearl Earring

Clare Clark

The Great Stink

Bernard Cornwell

The Gallows Thief

Bernard Cornwell

The Saxon Chronicles 1 : The Last Kingdom

Bernard Cornwell

Saxon Chronicles Book 2: The Pale Horseman

Bernard Cornwell

Saxon Chronicles Book 3: Lords of the North

Bernard Cornwell

The Saxon Chronicles 4: Sword Song - The Battle for London

Bernard Cornwell


Thomas Costain

The Conquering Family

Helen DeWitt

The Last Samurai

William Dietrich

Dark Winter

William Dietrich

Hadrian's Wall

Keith Donohue

The Stolen Child

Tim Dorsey

Orange Crush

Sarah Dunant

In the Company of the Courtesan

J. G. Farrell

The Siege of Krishnapur

Sebastian Faulks


Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys

Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl

Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Robert Harris

The Ghost

Robert Harris


Robert Harris


Lian Hearn

Tales of the Otori 1 : Heavens Net is Wide

Mark Helprin

Freddy and Fredericka

Georgette Heyer

An Infamous Army

Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany

M. M. Kaye

The Far Pavilions

Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian

William Kotzwinkle

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

Dennis Lehane

The Given Day

Lois Lowry

The Giver

Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall

David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas: a novel

David Mitchell

Black Swan Green

James Morrow

The Last Witchfinder

Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveller's Wife

Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient

Iain Pears

Stone's Fall

Sharon Kay Penman

The Welsh Princes Trilogy Book 1: Here Be Dragons

Steven Pressfield

Gates of Fire

Steven Pressfield

The Virtues of War

Tom Robbins

Still Life With Woodpecker

Don Robertson

The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

Matt Ruff

Bad Monkeys

Michael Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Anya Seton


William Sleator

House of Stairs

Susan Trott

The Holy Man

Scott Turow

Ordinary Heroes

Barry Unsworth

The Songs of Kings