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80.       libralady
5152 posts
 18 Feb 2007 Sun 10:47 pm

Having scanned through the tread I am ashamed to say that I have not read hardly any of the books listed except Jonathan Seagull which I loved! and Lady Chatterley's Lover, the unexpurgated version of course.

My literary list are mostly biographies and true stories(for example Wild Swans, The mysteries of Olga Checkova)and I used to be a Patricia Cornwall fan (no classics here! just blood and gore) and one book I could not put down, was "Silence of the Lambs" by Thomas Harris.

81.       SuiGeneris
3922 posts
 18 Feb 2007 Sun 10:52 pm

Quoting libralady:

one book I could not put down, was "Silence of the Lambs" by Thomas Harris.



this is another good story that is perfectly screened in movies...
heard that 4th one of that series is coming...

82.       libralady
5152 posts
 18 Feb 2007 Sun 10:56 pm

Quoting SuiGeneris:

Quoting libralady:

one book I could not put down, was "Silence of the Lambs" by Thomas Harris.



this is another good story that is perfectly screened in movies...
heard that 4th one of that series is coming...



Having read the book first made the film even better. I am not sure I think there is a fourth film, something about revenge and I dont think this time it is Anthony Hopkins.

83.       niobe
0 posts
 18 Feb 2007 Sun 11:27 pm

THE BEST OF THE WORLD
THE BEST OF THE CENTURY

According to TIME Magazine worlwide (USA) (1999-2006)

BEST NOVEL OF THE CENTURY=
“Ulysses” by James Joyce (1922)
Runners-Up=
“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov

THE COMPLETE LIST – TIME Magazine All-Time 100 Novels:
“An American Tragedy” by Theodore dreiser
“Beloved” by toni morrison
“Animal Farm” by George Orwell
“Mrs.Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf
“Herzog” by Saul Bellow
”Invisible Man” by Ralp Ellison
“Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell
“The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck
“The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway
”To kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
“To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf
”Tropic of Cancer” by Henry Miller
“Housekeepng” by Marilyne Robinson
“White Teeth” by Zadie Smith
“Loving” by Henry Green
“The blid Assassin” by Margaret Atwood
“Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret” by Judy Blume
“The Man who loved Childen” by Christina Stead
“A Handful of Dust” by Evelyn Waugh
“A Death in the Family” by James Agee
“Play It As It lays” by Joan Didion
“The Power and the Glory” by Graham Gren
“Go Tell it on the Mountain” by James Baldwin
“The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” by John Le carre
“Dog Soldiers” by Robert Stone
…
…
BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE CENTURY =
“The Gulag Archipipelago” by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (1974)
“The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank
“The Double Helix” by James Watson

BEST CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE CENTURY=
“Charlotte’s Web” by E.BWhite (1952)
“The Chronicles of Nornia” by C.S.Lewis
“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’ Engle

BEST POEM OF THE CENTURY=
“The Waste Land” by T.S.Eliot (1922)
Runners -Up=
The Second Coming” by W.B.Yeats
Home Burial” by Robert Frost

84.       Trudy
7887 posts
 18 Feb 2007 Sun 11:46 pm

Quoting libralady:

Having scanned through the tread I am ashamed to say that I have not read hardly any of the books listed.

My literary list are mostly biographies and true stories and I used to be a Patricia Cornwall fan (no classics here! just blood and gore).



Same for me. I feel ashamed not only that I haven't read them but there are many authors I even do not know...

So, sorry guys & girls, no list from me.

85.       AllTooHuman
0 posts
 18 Feb 2007 Sun 11:52 pm

Quoting niobe:




Surprise!!, eh?... Hehehe!

Well, here are the greatest novels of all time.

The greatest novels of all time

1. Don Quixote - Cervantes
2. War and Peace - Tolstoy
3. Ulysses - Joyce
4. In Search of Lost Time - Proust
5. The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky
6. Moby Dick - Melville
7. Madame Bovay - Flaubert
8 Middlemarch - George Eliot
9. The Magic Mountain - Mann
10. The Tale of Genji - Lady Murasaki
11. Emma - Austen
12. Bleak house - Dickens
13. Anna Karenina - Tolstoy
14. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Twain
15. Tom Jones - Fielding
16. Great Expectations - Dickens
17. Absolom, Absolom - Faulkner
18. The Ambassadors - HenryJames
19. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Marquez
20. The GReat Gatsby- Fitzgerald
21. To the Lighthouse - Woolf
22. Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
23. The Sound and the Fury - Faulkner
24. Vanity Fair - Thackeray
25. Invisble Man - Ellison
26. Finnegan's Wake - Joyce
27. The Man Without Qulaities - Musil
28. Gravity's Rainbow - Pynchon
29. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
30. Women in Love - Lawrence
31. The Red and the Black - Stendahl
32. Tristram Shandy - Sterne
33. Dead Souls - Gogol
34. Tess of the D'Urbevilles - Hardy
35. Buddenbrooks - Hardy
36. Le Pere Goirot - Balzac
37. A Portrait of the Artitst as a Young Man - Joyce
38. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
39. The Tin Drum - Grass
40. Molloy Malone Dies, The Unnameable - Beckett
41. Pride and Prejudice - Austen
42. The Scarlet Letter - Hawthorne
43. Fathers and Sons - Turgenev
44. Nostromo - Conrad
45. Beloved - Morrison
46. An American TRagedy - Dreiser
47. Lolita - Nabokov
48. The Golden Notebook - Lessing
49. Clarrissa - Richardson
50. Dream of the Red Chamber - Cao Xueqin
51. The Trial - Kafka
52. Jane Erye - Charlotte Bronte
53. The Red Badge of Courage - Crane
54. The GRapes of Wrath - Steinbeck
55. Petersburg - Bely
56. Things Fall apart - Achebe
57. The Princess of cleves - Lafayette
58. The Stranger - Camus
59. My Antonia - Cather
60. The coutnerfeiters - Gide
61. The Age of Innocence - Wharton
62. The Good Soldier - Ford
63. The Awakening - Chopin
64. A Passage to India - Forster
65. Herzog - Bellow
66. Germinal - Zola
67. Call it Sleep - Henry Roth
68. U.S.A. Trilogy - Dos Passos
69. Hunger - Hamsun
70. Berlin Alexanderplatz- Doblin
71. Cities of Salt - Munif
72. The Death of Artemio Cruz - Fuentes
73. A Farwell to Arms - Hemmingway
74. Brideshead Revisited - Waugh
75. The LAst chronicle of Barset - Trollope
76. The Pickwick Papers - Dickens
77. Robinson Crusoe - Defoe
78. The sorrows of Young Werther - Goethe
79. Candide - Voltaire
80. Native Son - Wright
81. Under the Volcano - Lowry
82. Oblomov - Goncharov
83. Their eyes Were Watching God - Hurston
84. Waverly - Scott
85. Snow country - Kawabata
86. 1984 - Orwell
87. The Betrothed - Manzoni
88. The Last of the Mohicans - Cooper
89. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Stowe
90. Les Miserables - Hugo
91. On the Road - Kerouac
92. Frankenstien - Shelley
93. The Leopard - Lampedusa
94. The Catcher in the Rye - Salinger
95. The Woman in the White - Collins
96. The Good Soldier Svejk - Hasek
97. Dracula - Stoker
98. The Three Musketeers - Dumas
99. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Doyle
100.Gone with the Wind - Mitchell

86.       aenigma x
0 posts
 18 Feb 2007 Sun 11:57 pm

Quoting libralady:

for example Wild Swans



I loved Wild Swans (Jung Chang). I dont know why but of all the harrowing things that happened, it was the grandmothers foot-binding which really stuck in my mind!

Ouchhhhhhh!

87.       libralady
5152 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 12:27 am

Quoting aenigma x:

Quoting libralady:

for example Wild Swans



I loved Wild Swans (Jung Chang). I dont know why but of all the harrowing things that happened, it was the grandmothers foot-binding which really stuck in my mind!

Ouchhhhhhh!



It was heart rendereing in places and that lead me to stop reading novels and start reading about people and their lives - so Patricia Cornwall was out of the picture or off the shelves!!

Another Chinese related book was 'Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
by Adeline Yen Mah' and I am not ashamed to say this one made me cry not something I admit to lightly

88.       ramayan
2633 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 01:19 am

My universities by maxim gorki
French liutenants woman by john fowles
Great expecations by Charles Dickens
A love episode by emile zola
Crime and punishment by dostoyevsky
Wuthering heights by emily bronte
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
George orwell 1984
Black Coffee" by Agatha Christie


Mehmet my hawk by yaşar kemal
Sevdalinka by ayşe kulin
4th murad by yavuz bahadıroglu
Çanakkale mahşeri(the last judgement in Çanakkale) by mehmed Niyazi
Şu çılgın Türkler by Turgut özakman(not really good)
Leyla ile mecnun İskender pala

89.       catwoman
8933 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 01:41 am

Here are some good books, not novels though (who has time for that! ). Take a look:

Richard Wrangham, Dale Paterson - Demonic Males
Jackson Katz - The Macho Paradox
Gary Brooks - The Centerfold Syndrome

90.       niobe
0 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 01:48 am


All Nobel Laureates in Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to 103 persons since 1901.
Jump down to: | 1980 | 1960 | 1940 | 1920 | 1901 |
• 2006 - Orhan Pamuk
• 2005 - Harold Pinter
• 2004 - Elfriede Jelinek
• 2003 - J.M. Coetzee
• 2002 - Imre Kertész
• 2001 - V.S. Naipaul
• 2000 - Gao Xingjian
• 1999 - Günter Grass
• 1998 - José Saramago
• 1997 - Dario Fo
• 1996 - Wislawa Szymborska
• 1995 - Seamus Heaney
• 1994 - Kenzaburo Oe
• 1993 - Toni Morrison
• 1992 - Derek Walcott
• 1991 - Nadine Gordimer
• 1990 - Octavio Paz
• 1989 - Camilo José Cela
• 1988 - Naguib Mahfouz
• 1987 - Joseph Brodsky
• 1986 - Wole Soyinka
• 1985 - Claude Simon
• 1984 - Jaroslav Seifert
• 1983 - William Golding
• 1982 - Gabriel García Márquez
• 1981 - Elias Canetti
• 1980 - Czeslaw Milosz
• 1979 - Odysseus Elytis
• 1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
• 1977 - Vicente Aleixandre
• 1976 - Saul Bellow
• 1975 - Eugenio Montale
• 1974 - Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson
• 1973 - Patrick White
• 1972 - Heinrich Böll
• 1971 - Pablo Neruda
• 1970 - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
• 1969 - Samuel Beckett
• 1968 - Yasunari Kawabata
• 1967 - Miguel Angel Asturias
• 1966 - Samuel Agnon, Nelly Sachs
• 1965 - Mikhail Sholokhov
• 1964 - Jean-Paul Sartre
• 1963 - Giorgos Seferis
• 1962 - John Steinbeck
• 1961 - Ivo Andric
• 1960 - Saint-John Perse
• 1959 - Salvatore Quasimodo
• 1958 - Boris Pasternak
• 1957 - Albert Camus
• 1956 - Juan Ramón Jiménez
• 1955 - Halldór Laxness
• 1954 - Ernest Hemingway
• 1953 - Winston Churchill
• 1952 - François Mauriac
• 1951 - Pär Lagerkvist
• 1950 - Bertrand Russell
• 1949 - William Faulkner
• 1948 - T.S. Eliot
• 1947 - André Gide
• 1946 - Hermann Hesse
• 1945 - Gabriela Mistral
• 1944 - Johannes V. Jensen
• 1943 - The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1942 - The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1941 - The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1940 - The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1939 - Frans Eemil Sillanpää
• 1938 - Pearl Buck
• 1937 - Roger Martin du Gard
• 1936 - Eugene O'Neill
• 1935 - The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1934 - Luigi Pirandello
• 1933 - Ivan Bunin
• 1932 - John Galsworthy
• 1931 - Erik Axel Karlfeldt
• 1930 - Sinclair Lewis
• 1929 - Thomas Mann
• 1928 - Sigrid Undset
• 1927 - Henri Bergson
• 1926 - Grazia Deledda
• 1925 - George Bernard Shaw
• 1924 - Wladyslaw Reymont
• 1923 - William Butler Yeats
• 1922 - Jacinto Benavente
• 1921 - Anatole France
• 1920 - Knut Hamsun
• 1919 - Carl Spitteler
• 1918 - The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1917 - Karl Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan
• 1916 - Verner von Heidenstam
• 1915 - Romain Rolland
• 1914 - The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1913 - Rabindranath Tagore
• 1912 - Gerhart Hauptmann
• 1911 - Maurice Maeterlinck
• 1910 - Paul Heyse
• 1909 - Selma Lagerlöf
• 1908 - Rudolf Eucken
• 1907 - Rudyard Kipling
• 1906 - Giosuè Carducci
• 1905 - Henryk Sienkiewicz
• 1904 - Frédéric Mistral, José Echegaray
• 1903 - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
• 1902 - Theodor Mommsen
• 1901 - Sully Prudhomme

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