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Jan. 6th, 2006

11:47 am - Time's 100 books

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Courtesy of rjw1...

TIME have picked their 100 best English language novels from 1923 to the present.

So how many have you read?


Which ones have you read? (or indeed haven't if thats a quicker way to do it)

"Animal Farm" (George Orwell)
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (C.S. Lewis)
"Lord of the Flies" (William Golding)
"The Lord of the Rings" (J.R.R. Tolkien)
"Neuromancer" (William Gibson)
"1984" (George Orwell)
"A Passage to India" (E.M. Forster)
"Snow Crash" (Neal Stephenson)
"Watchmen" (Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons)

Do you have anything to say in your defence?

Shouldn't LotR count as three books, rather than just one? And as sulkyblue says, I'm not sure whether I'd agree that those books are necessarily the top 100; in particular, I read "A Passage to India" for English Lit. class at school, and I found it amazingly dull. Mind you, I'm surprised to see "Watchmen" on there (since it's not prose).

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Date:January 6th, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
Shouldn't LotR count as three books, rather than just one?

isnt it actually 3 volumes of 2 books each. although im sure from the stuff ive seen Tolkien was writing it as one book just the publlishier suggested mutliple one might be better. its not as if you cant buy massive editions with all of it in
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