Monday, October 24, 2005

100 All-Time Novels?

Time Magazine critics, Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo, recently released their list of 100 All-Time Novels. The critics created separate lists of their favorite English language novels published anywhere in the world since 1923, the year that Time Magazine began. When the two men exchanged lists, they discovered more than 80 of the selections matched so they decided to divide the remaining slots between them. Lacayo claims "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).'" The list only covers the past 82 years which automatically leaves out some wonderful works such as Ulysses (published in 1922). People should take note this list was compiled by two men with similar tastes in reading material I, personally, don't know anybody who shares my opinion of 80+ books. The complete Time Magazine list can be found here.


At 1:15 PM, Blogger Living Part Deux said...

I've only read 17 of the books on this list. What does that say about me? It may be that either I am illiterate or have very different taste in books. I haven't even heard of lots of them, so a trip to Half Price Books (the big one off Northwest Highway in Dallas) may be in order. Any excuse to hang out there!

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