All Time 100 Best Novels

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All Time 100 Best Novels

Postby Yogi » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:40 am ... _list.html

Looking over this list makes me realize how culturally deprived I must be. I admit to not being a fan of novels, but I've only heard of a handful of these classics. How many are you familiar with, or have you read?
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Postby Makinamess » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:38 pm

I'd only heard of about 35 of those and read, at the most, 20 ! I cannot guarantee having finished all those 20 though..... If a novel doesn't grip me immediately, I will perservere for only for about 2 or 3 more chapters. If it's still boring me, then back to the library it goes :(
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Postby mdkilmer » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:58 pm

Looks like I've read 20 of them, and seen a few more as movies. I'm not sure that I'd agree with a lot of their selections... for instance, where're Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court? How about 20000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Time Machine? But at least they didn't include Upton Sinclair's jump-the-shark novel The Jungle.
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Postby bermbits » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:12 pm

I have read about 35 of them, but I only remember a few as I have taught them and read them multiple times. I have heard of many others, but....
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Postby jackie » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:05 pm

I have heard of many of the books listed but have only read between 15-20 of the books listed. Guess I need to get busy..

Postby AJRC_CS » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:10 am

Out of those 100 books i've only read six, and four out of the six i read at school so had no choice in the matter. I tend to read fantasy and sci-fi books, there where hardly any on the list.
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Postby Valleysailor » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:15 am

I have read about 20 of those, some in school, where like Andy, I had no choice. I'm amused to see Clockwork Orange on the same list with GWTW. I don't think I would ever have expected to see those two linked in any way. :confused:
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Postby Silke » Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:10 pm

I´ve heard of 19, and read none... I find that funny because I have over fifty "world-classics" in my self... Tom Sawyer among others. As always, I wonder who wrote that list...
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