The novel people most commonly claim to have read is '1984' by George Orwell, followed by 'War and Peace' by Leo Tolstoy.
Echoes of one of Tolstoy's great works, inspired by the conflict between Russia and Chechnya, can be found in the final novel by David Foster Wallace.
Philip Roth says his novel 'Nemesis,' which was released in 2010, was his last book.
A man clings to chains suspended from a bridge as he bathes in the rapidly flowing waters of the Ganges river in Haridwar, India. Haridwar is considered to be one of the holiest cities in India by devout Hindus. The Ganges river attracts millions of pilgrims every year who come to bathe in its waters in the belief that the ritual washes away their sins.