Thursday, 17 September 2009

ALL TIME 100 Novels

"Lists like this one have two purposes. One is to instruct. The other of course is to enrage. We're bracing ourselves for the e-mails that start out: "You moron! You pathetic bourgeoise insect! How could you have left off...(insert title here)." We say Mrs. Dalloway. You say Mrs. Bridge. We say Naked Lunch. You say Breakfast at Tiffanys. Let's call the whole thing off? Just the opposite—bring it on. Sometimes judgment is best formed under fire. But please, no e-mails about Ulysses. Rules are rules." - Lev Grossman & Richard Lacayo. Read their complete list here and discover readers' top-rated. I happen to love the book cover of The Death of a Heart; thinking it would be a great 'make this book a room project'. (in other book news, Dan Brown, poor guy...only sold 1 million copies of his new book yesterday. I can see all those readers ignoring their family, their workload and their personal hygiene just to finish it. Can't you?)

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