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100 Novels that everyone Should Read

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#41 Blackbeard

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:33 PM

16 from the Guardian

Still no "Stig of the Dump"

Stig of the Dump classic book , along with Tom Sawer , Animal farm , Swallows and the Amazon , only one book on there i've read Alice in Wonderland



#42 marklaspalmas

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:27 AM

Stig of the Dump classic book , along with Tom Sawer , Animal farm , Swallows and the Amazon , only one book on there i've read Alice in Wonderland

 

But not Huck Finn??



#43 Trojan

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:44 AM

I came across this list from 2009, but presumably most of the list is still relevant.

 

I haven't read a novel for at least 15 years, and probably won't again this year. Therefore, I must be a bit of a literary ignoramus, though I have seen tv and film adaptations of some of those I've missed.

 

Of the 100 on the list, I've read 11.

 

How have you done?

 

http://www.telegraph...hould-read.html

 

 

I'm amazed, I've read 21. Although only one of the Rabbit books.


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#44 Futtocks

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:58 AM


Italo Calvino, there's a writer I should've tried........


To be honest, 'If on a Winter's Night a Traveller' is a bit of a gimmick, although not a bad read overall. The only other book of his I've read is 'Cosmicomics', which was okay, but I never felt tempted to re-read it. Of course, this may be the fault of the translator, rather than the author - it's hard to know with foreign literature.

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#45 gingerjon

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:35 AM

To be honest, 'If on a Winter's Night a Traveller' is a bit of a gimmick, 

 

I may have to kill you for saying that.  That's my desert island book, that is.


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#46 Wolford6

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:45 AM

I've just remembered; I have read a book twice.

 

Fungus The Bogeyman in straight and pop-up versions.

 

:)


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#47 Ackroman

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

A ####### competition for snobs.



#48 Blackbeard

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

But not Huck Finn??

I have a brand new copy of that Mark but hav'nt ad time to read it yet..... :)



#49 Futtocks

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:50 PM


I have a brand new copy of that Mark but hav'nt ad time to read it yet..... :)


I found a nice hardback edition recently in the second-hand shop, and will getv round to it at some point. I did read it a long time ago, but only remember odd bits of the story heer and there.

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#50 marklaspalmas

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

I have a brand new copy of that Mark but hav'nt ad time to read it yet..... :)

 

Enjoy. Smashing book.






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