2004

To date, 2004 remains our most celebrated year: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Brighton Rock both feature in our Top Rated Books, with Ken Kesey’s masterpiece also featuring highly in the list. Our group had so many great choices this year and it says a lot that the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Death of a Salesman couldn’t even crack the favourite five.

Rating Table 2004

Title Rating Owner
1 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey 3.71 EmmaJ
2 Brighton Rock by Graham Greene 3.06 John
3 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 2.09 EmmaT
4 The Outsider by Albert Camus 1.29 Baljit
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami 1.29 Nate
6 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon 1.13 Kay
7 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller 0.81 DKB
8 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey 0.32 Kay
9 A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller 0.00 EmmaT
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk Nate
Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland DKB

 

Full Book Choices

December – DKB

  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

November – Kay

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi
  • Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman

October – Nate

  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov and Michael Karpelson
  • Jelly Roll by Luke Sutherland

August – Baljit

  • The Outsider by Albert Camus

July – EmmaT

  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

June – John

  • Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John LeCarre
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe

May – DKB

  • Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland
  • The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  • Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market by Eric Schlosser

April – Nate

  • Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Ilium by Dan Simmons
  • The Contortionist’s Handbook by Craig Clevenger

March – EmmaJ

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey
  • The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
  • The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

February – Kay

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

January – EmmaT

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller