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Subject:Top 100 Novels of the Last Century (Radcliffe Version)
Time:07:41 am
Hello Loyal Minions.
Haha. Just kidding.
Anyway, below is listed the top 100 novels of the 20th century.
What have you read? Would you suggest it?
Just thought this could be our space filler until bookclub gets started.
Bold books are ones I own and you are welcome to borrow.

The 100 Best English-Language Novels of the 20th Century
Radcliffe

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
6. Ulysses by James Joyce
7. Beloved by Toni Morrison
8. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
9. 1984 by George Orwell
10. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
11. Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
12. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
13. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
14. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
15. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
16. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
17. Animal Farm by George Orwell
18. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
19. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
20. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
21. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
22. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
23. Their Eyes are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
24. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
25. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
26. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
27. Native Son by Richard Wright
28. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
29. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
30. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
31. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
32. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
33. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
34. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
35. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
36. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
37. The World According to Garp by John Irving
38. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
39. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
40. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
41. Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
42. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
43. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
44. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
45. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
46. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
47. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
48. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
49. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
50. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
51. My Antonia by Willa Cather
52. Howards End by E.M. Forster
53. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
54. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
55. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
56. Jazz by Toni Morrison
57. Sophie's Choice by William Styron
58. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
59. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
60. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
61. A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
62. Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
63. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
64. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
65. Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
66. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
67. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
68. Light in August by William Faulkner
69. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
70. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
71. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
72. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
73. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
74. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
75. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
76. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
77. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
78. The Autobiography of Alice B. Tokias by Gertrude Stein
79. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
80. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
81. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
82. White Noise by Don DeLillo
83. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
84. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
85. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
86. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
87. The Bostonians by Henry James
88. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
89. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
90. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
91. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
92. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
93. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
94. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
95. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
96. The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
97. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
98. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
99. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
100. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
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pzkuar
Subject:Lord of the Flies #8
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Time:2005-06-11 07:59 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed this book. Follows a group of schoolboys on a deserted island following a plane crash. Interesting commentary on human nature.
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pzkuar
Subject:Lolita #11
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Time:2005-06-11 08:00 am (UTC)
I am currently in the middle of this book (as I type it's sitting here on my desk). It's about a pedophile so...um...it's interesting. Not really into it as it seems to make like the victim was asking for it...
I own it if anyone desires to read it after I'm done. Pretty thick reading. Vocab expander.
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pzkuar
Subject:Animal Farm #17
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Time:2005-06-11 08:02 am (UTC)
Interesting book. Read my freshman year of HS. Dig the politics.
Politics and prejudice explained through farm animals.
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pzkuar
Subject:Heart of Darkness #21
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Time:2005-06-11 08:04 am (UTC)
Read for my Sr. year of high school with Senor Walsh. Awesome book. One of the older books on the list. Thick vocab. I enjoyed this book.
The book follows a man on his journey from England to the Congo (currently the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zimbabwe). He journeys into the jungle in search of a man by the name of Kurtz.
This book has many pop culture references. Apocalypse Now, a movie from the 70s (80s??) was based on HoD and set during the Vietnam War.
Chinua Achebe wrote a strong criticism of HoD, labeling it racist, telling only the story of the conquerers rather than the conquered. It was suggested that if he didn't like the novel he should write a novel of his own. The result of that endeavor was Things Fall Apart, book #70 on this list.
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pzkuar
Subject:Slaughterhouse-Five # 29
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Time:2005-06-11 08:06 am (UTC)
I LOfVE this book. This is the book we will be reading if we get through all 3 of our books this summer (which I don't see us having any problem doing.
Beautifully written. Vonnegut is a WWII veteran and this is based on his experiences in Europe. Interesting writing and plot. Prevading philosophy is interesting.
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pzkuar
Subject:Lord of the Rings #40
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Time:2005-06-11 08:07 am (UTC)
Good story. Tolkien set out to create a mythology that he though Britian lacked. He was a linguist and created his own languages. I liked these books, though at times they can be kind of tedious.
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pzkuar
Subject:Sophie's Choice #57
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Time:2005-06-11 08:22 am (UTC)
Post WWII era novel. I was about halfway through this when I went back to school.
I'm planning on picking it back up again too.
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pzkuar
Subject:Ethan Frome #60
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Time:2005-06-11 08:23 am (UTC)
I remember liking this better than Willa Cather's books (all read during 7th Grade). Man who has a limp and I think there is something wrong with his wife.
It's been a couple years...
Own this if anyone wants to read it.
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pzkuar
Subject:A Seperate Peace #67
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Time:2005-06-11 08:27 am (UTC)
Those of you that went to Basalt probably read this. I enjoyed it.
One of those rich-boys-coming-of-age-in-a-boarding-school-back-east books.
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pzkuar
Subject:Rebecca #71
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Time:2005-06-11 08:32 am (UTC)
One of my favorite books ever! I love this book!
This is sort of a love story, if you can find it. Mystery. And....you never know the main character's name. Such awesome twist at the end. This is one that you have to read, realize what was really happening, contemplate, and then read again with knowledge of the end.
Also....Alfred Hitchcock's first movie.
Such a good novel. I think I still have a copy somewhere. Like Feed this a book that I keep buying and giving copies out and never seeing them again.
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heartstears
Subject:marabou stork nightmares
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Time:2005-06-12 08:23 pm (UTC)
Marabou Stork will one day be on that list i sware....Irvine welsh is such a great writer a teacher at my school told me to read it and im glad i am...im about 30pages away from being done....i dont really know how to discribe it so i found this:

From Library Journal
Roy Strang, is dreaming his way through a coma. The novel alternates between a hunt set in Africa for the Marabou Stork (a gruesome, atavistic creature) that he weaves in his mind, and his recollections of his upbringing and youth. His history is marked with violence and rape?experienced both as victim and perpetrator. The storylines are at war, careering off each other in a race to the finish. Though his life is a litany of degradation, the tale of the stork hunt is an attempt to recast himself as a hero, and its completion promises transformation. Roy does not wish to be revived until the tale is told. Welsh (The Acid House, Norton, 1995) writes in the rough gutter-slang of Edinburgh, Scotland, and his phonetic transliterations take some deciphering but this work is well worth the effort. The unsparing, brutal prose is not for the squeamish, but for those with the stomach, this exceedingly original first novel is highly recommended. For all libraries.?Adam Mazmanian, "Library Journal"

it is a really great book you should really read it...im letting Al borrow my copy tomorrow...
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pzkuar
Subject:Re: marabou stork nightmares
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Time:2005-06-15 08:15 am (UTC)
I would have it if Ce weren't so damned lazy about reading! LOL
j/k girl.
Hope you're feeling better.
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