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100 Novels that everyone Should Read

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#21 Methven Hornet

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:27 AM

13 and a half.  ;)


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#22 Wolford6

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:32 AM

15

 

Where was Stig of the Dump ?

 

Still in Lancashire.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:24 AM

17 in full, a number of others I started and abandoned.  I can't say the list itself has inspired me to increase that total.


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#24 D9000

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

Stig of the Dump! I remember that. Anyone remember Jim Starling? I used to love those books, because they weren't set in some posh boarding school, but in schools and streets like the ones I knew.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

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What are the criteria for deciding "everyone should read" these novels?

Is it some intellectual snobbery on the part of the list creators?

Is it the beauty and richness of the language?

 

Actually, any list that starts with "Lord of the Rings" is not worth taking seriously, also no mention of Thursday Next, Mr Toad or John Buchan.


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#26 Futtocks

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:29 AM

That was the Telegraph - here's the Grauniad's list: http://www.guardian....eatures.fiction

It's got 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', just for Shadow. ;)

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#27 Wolford6

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

That was the Telegraph - here's the Grauniad's list: http://www.guardian....eatures.fiction

It's got 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', just for Shadow. ;)

 

 

I'm down to 3 now.

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#28 Futtocks

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

22 from the Grauniad's selection.

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#29 Griff9of13

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:59 AM

Think I have managed 3 between them! 


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

That was the Telegraph - here's the Grauniad's list: http://www.guardian....eatures.fiction

It's got 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', just for Shadow. ;)

14 of them, The Thirty-Nine Steps AND Wind in the WIllows.

Still no Jasper Fforde I see  <_<


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#31 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

16 from the Guardian

Still no "Stig of the Dump"
Looks like it wer' organised by't Pennine League

#32 John Drake

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

What are the criteria for deciding "everyone should read" these novels?

 

Is it some intellectual snobbery on the part of the list creators?

 

Is it the beauty and richness of the language?

 

I think your first guess is probably closer to the mark than your second. ^_^

 

The comment in The Guardian list underneath the book they have at number 45 (Ulysses by James Joyce) is a bit of a giveaway: "this is a novel more discussed than read."


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#33 gingerjon

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

That was the Telegraph - here's the Grauniad's list: http://www.guardian....eatures.fiction

It's got 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', just for Shadow. ;)

 

37 off that list n all.


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#34 D9000

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:08 PM

That was the Telegraph - here's the Grauniad's list: http://www.guardian....eatures.fiction

It's got 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', just for Shadow. ;)

 Only 22 of those. Less if we don't count 'forced to read for allegedly educational purposes'.



#35 Red Willow

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

Not read Thursday last, read quite a few of the others though

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

Final score: Daily Torygraph 28 The Grauniad 26.

 

Close thing that.

 

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:35 PM

24

100 Years of Solitude & not Love in the Time of Cholera?

no justice

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:38 PM

Stig of the Dump! I remember that. Anyone remember Jim Starling? I used to love those books, because they weren't set in some posh boarding school, but in schools and streets like the ones I knew.

 

 

Jim starling? did he write "The Goalkeepers Revenge"?


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#39 D9000

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

Jim starling? did he write "The Goalkeepers Revenge"?

No, that was Bill Naughton. I read a few of his, too, back in the day. Jim Starling was a character created by E W Hildick, and I liked him a lot, even if he was from Yorkshire. Long out of print, alas.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

Catcher in the Rye is overrated.....couldn't see Brave New World on that list......or Clockwork Orange.......good to see 1984 there though






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