Friday, November 19, 2004

Clearly The Woodlanders should be at the top

I have to be careful here not to be accused of being a literary snob:
Its nice to see "top 100 novels of all time" lists that haven't been chosen by the public at large and thus aren't strongly biased towards things like Bridget Jones and Harry Potter. This list from Robert McCrum is a good counterbalance to The Nation's Favourite. Although some of the top ten does seem a little too worthy to be geniune. I refuse to accept that anyone would put Don Quixote at the top of their list. Did anyone ever enjoy really Clarissa? Seriously... Tristram Shandy?? And how is Anna Karenina so low?
Anyway, difference of opinion aside it is nice to see people are rating challenging reading for a change.

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