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Old 07-22-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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Best Books of ALL TIME | All-TIME 100 Novels | TIME.com

I thought this list could give people ideas of things to read if they're searching for a book.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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Ugh, I was actually interested in reading the list, but I HATE when publications decide to make a list "clickable" so that you must click through every page, in this case, through 100 pages. I don't like "interactive;" just give us a list already.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Ugh, I was actually interested in reading the list, but I HATE when publications decide to make a list "clickable" so that you must click through every page, in this case, through 100 pages. I don't like "interactive;" just give us a list already.
Here's a link to the whole list: Full List | All-TIME 100 Novels | TIME.com

It's not ranked though, just alphabetical.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Thanks, that's much better. Wow, I'm surprised how many I've read.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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It should be noted that the list is only English-language novels, and only those published since 1923.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Yeah, good point. I was wondering at the omission of Dickens and Austen for example.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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Yeah, good point. I was wondering at the omission of Dickens and Austen for example.
I am still wondering at the inclusion of a novella, two YA novels and a comic book at the expense of many more worthy titles.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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Well, they did include Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret after all.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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A very surprising list. I think I've read at least 36 of them. I have no real argument with it, except that I think Naked Lunch might be the worst book I've ever read (and I'm pretty tolerant of shock, but not schlock). I'd also question whether "Watchmen" even qualifies as a novel. Several on the list that I really enjoyed, but I thought they were pretty obscure and not "classics", such as Pale Fire. Snow Crash. The Sportswriter, and White Teetn.

I can't think of a title whose omission is an outrage, but I think Michael Ondaatje deserves to have somthing on the list, and maybe Anne Tyler. I don't remember seeing anything there by Steinbeck.

At times the list is pretty arbitrary, like picking one by Roth and one by Bellow and one by Hemingway, which one? I've read something by nearly all the authors represented, but not always the one they chose.

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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I see that Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, who also wrote The Remains of the Day, is on the list.

I had never heard of the book but saw the movie a year or so ago. So, I read the book, too.
It's an excellent book and horribly sad. It takes place not so far in the future in England.

We meet children and teachers who live/teach in "exceptional" boarding schools all over the country.

If interested, here is the link:

Amazon.com: Never Let Me Go eBook: Kazuo Ishiguro: Books
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