Classic Fiction Book Reviews

Are you looking for a tried and true classic?  Novels don't become classics without a reason.  These novels include some the the best books ever written.  Although a few classics seem like a chore to read, others provide some of the most pleasureable reading experiences imaginable and these are the classics that rise to the top of my ratings.  The following reviews are listed in order of their overall rating based on my highly biased rating criteria.

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Classic Fiction Reviews by Rating:

  1. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky   4 stars
  2. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway  4 stars
  3. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer  4 stars
  4. The Stranger by Albert Camus  4 stars
  5. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas  4 stars
  6. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford  4 stars
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee   4 stars
  8. In Search of Lost Time (Remembrance of Things Past) by Marcel Proust  3.5 stars
  9. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne  3.5 stars
  10. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky   3.5 stars
  11. The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoevsky  2.5 Stars