More suggestions happily received. An order of sorts will be decided soon.
Descriptions of lesser-known books will be sent out so you can have a gander and see whether they spark your interest.
I got linking disease - this list is linked to the maxx
did somebody say gravity's rainbow?
The Drowned World - JG Ballard - unless anyone fervently recommends other Ballardaciousness
Something by Jane Smiley (maybe A Thousand Acres)
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Bigot Hall - Steve Aylett (my idol)
A Bend in the River - V.S. Naipaul
Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
Portnoy’s Complaint - Philip Roth
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell (the only DM i haven't read - hope it's as great as the rest)