View Full Version : The 100 Greatest English-Language Novels of the 20th Century
01-05-2009, 04:51 AM
I'm sure that Epip would have been included, but for its being a product of the 21st century.
When I began reading the list I thought about copying it and putting the ones that I'd read in bold text, just as the original poster had done. I realized that I'd read more of them than the person who'd posted the list. But by the time I finished reading it, I knew that it wasn't a list of the greatest novels written in the English language during the 20th century. No, it was a list of some of the most boring novels, with a very few gems sprinkled in for spice, that have ever been written. It was also a list of sleep-inducers that one can expect to be forced to read for school assignments.
I was amazed to see the few decent books that made the list included with the rest of that moldering pile of tripe. I was more amazed to realize how few of the books I own that made the list.
Of course, I could make up my own list, but that would entail whittling down a thousand or so of my favorites to a mere hundred. Besides which, no one would agree with my choices anyway - that's the nature of this kind of list.
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