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Interesting Stuff ... 100 Best Novels

Posted Jun 09 2010 7:45am
I've officially begun working toward my goal of reading works by the 100 greatest writers of all time. 

Yesterday I visited my local library to see what I could find. To kick off my reading journey, I picked up Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and The Girl with the Golden Eyes by Honore' de Balzac. As I passed the shelf with Phillip Roth's books, I couldn't resist grabbing The Ghost Writer as well.

As I studied the list, I decided I should focus on novelists.  With that in mind, I also decided to find a list of greatest novels. I came across one on the Time Magazine website that floats my boat. Time critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo chose the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to present

Again, I'm ashamed to report that I've only read ~30% of the authors on the list. I've got work to do! Watch for short blog reports on each book as I make my way through the two lists.  I'm starting with Heart of Darkness
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