Top Three Novels of the Modern Age
No Country for Old Men
Written by Cormac Mccarthy, this crime thriller is already a near classic. The villain’s cold and calculating presence creates a palpable tension that permeates the pages until the brilliantly ambiguous end. The novel centers around the villain Anton Chigurh, as well as the man chasing him, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, and Llewelyn Moss, the Vietnam war veteran whose seemingly innocuous act haunts him throughout the novel.
This novel was written by Ian Mcewan in 2001. The romance is sentimental, yet not overwrought. While the story spans four time periods, each are interwoven to the point where none feel too disconnected from the others. It is a bittersweet tale, but the beauty of the story-telling and the believability of the romance make this an unforgettable novel.
Game of Thrones
The series has spanned five novels, and while the fourth and fifth were not as well received as the previous three, this series is a must read for anyone that is a fan of the fantasy genre. The characters, plots, and twists are some of the best since the Lord of the Rings series and the world-building by George R. R. Martin is second to none.