Recently I found an article about Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" being ranked 55th on the American Modern Library. Deeply fond of English litterature, I got intrigued and clicked on the link. Surprisingly, and not so surprisingly at All, Ulysses by James Joyce, a novel I had forgotten about comes first. Then follows a thread of classic novels from classic authors I had always heard about from my various English professors back in high School. Back then I didn't see the interest, or more precisely I wasn't not so attracted for a second by these works as my former comrades were. I was feeling they were more conspicuously interested by these books than the meme "Arts gratias artis". Now I have become more mature and discovered a few controversial writers such as Charles Bukowski or Brett Easton Ellis, I feel a little hunger for these books, especially the ones of kerouac, William S.Burroughs, George Orwell's, Henry Miller, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner or F.Scott Fitzgerald. It will surely take me quite some time in the next coming years. But I have regained my former interests in reading and I'm quite happy about it. The 100 Best novels list was established by the Board's list of the Modern Library, renowned publisher of classics, chronicles, essential writings, and translations. Includes the Bantam Classics line of titles for high school and college students, and the authorized Royal Shakespeare Company editions.