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Friday, January 23, 2009

1000 Novels To Read Before You Die

This new book-list from "The Guardian" ought to be called "1000 novels whose titles, just looking at them, will make you WANT to die."*
Book lists are great, and I adore them, but they're most effective when limited to 100 titles. This is just overwhelming, although it's egalitarian and includes lots of fun fellow-ette favs like Harry Potter, LOTR, and Bridge Jones.

I counted about 125 that I had read while scanning the list, which feels pathetic, but it wasn't a very accurate count. So maybe there were actually less than that! Anyway, here it is, in all it's listy glory.

*because you'll never get through them in your lifetime. Remembrance of Things Past + War and Peace + Finnegan's Wake= 997 other books? NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

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