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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

TIME Magazine - 100 Best Novels

TIME Magazine has come out with a list of 100 Best Novels (published since 1923). Some familiar books which form part of the list are -

A Passage to India
Catch 22
Animal Farm
The Lord of the Rings
The Catcher in the Rye
To Kill a Mocking Bird


  • the list isnt exhaustive, its doesnt contain some really good works (publiched since 1923), and why is is that books like siddhartha have been left out?? (bodering on philosophy)

    By Blogger ada-paavi!!!!, at 6:37 PM  

  • Somehow I, unlike so many others didn't find Catcher in the Rye a *ahem* literary masterpiece. Poorly written, more like. And at times much repulsive too.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:05 PM  

  • Shd know wat the indicators are based on...most of the award winning books (spl mention salman rushdie) are difficult to finish, and they test your patience big time.

    Ratings on Books like Monkey Business..and more of that genre would be more appealing, as it makes good interesting, humorous read...

    By Blogger Chennai chatter, at 9:49 PM  

  • Kaps why dont you put in your own list of favourite list instead of Times.

    By Blogger Ganesh, at 10:01 PM  

  • I find such lists a farce. They serve no purpose than to divide those with a literary incline. And pray, why 1923?

    By Blogger Vijay Krishna, at 12:34 AM  

  • agree with ganesh.put up ur list.

    Re:-ur previous post.one City Centre Mall is also coming up on Dr.Radhakrishnan road(few yards frm marina and commissioner's office)in mylapore.

    By Blogger Sheks, at 2:21 AM  

  • I am tempted to read 'To Kill a Mocking Bird'. Thanks for the link to the list.

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 6:25 AM  

  • Catch 22 is listed in all of the top 100 novel lists. I've made 2 attempts so far but couldn't cross 50 pages. Am I lacking something?

    By Blogger dumbs, at 10:30 AM  

  • Why haven't i read the Catcher in the Rye yet.. despite having heard about it so many times.. This saturday, i guess i will buy that and The den of Thieves..

    By Blogger anthony, at 12:21 PM  

  • These top 100 lists are subjective and the topic of considerable debate about some inclusions and more notable exclusions.Time's is no different.Still they get people reading which is something.

    By Blogger The Bangalore Torpedo, at 11:17 PM  

  • @Vatsan,
    I do agree with u. lot of good books hv been missed out

    I also found it difficult to finish Catcher in the Rye. I hope to read it some time.

    @Chennai Chatter,
    the parameters behind the rankin have not been revealed. hence it gives an indication that it might be biased

    I don't get that much time to read books :-(

    I'm with u on this.

    I hvn't heard of the city centre mall. will check it out next time i'm in chennai

    even i haven't read that book. do lemme know how it goes

    You may not be lacking anything. lot of people hv expressed the same feeling

    i found it extremely difficult to read that one. lemme know how it goes

    @Bangalore torpedo,
    I agree with u. unless the reveal the evaluation parameters it is difficult to understand the top 100 list.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 10:29 AM  

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