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01 November 2005
  Outside of a Dog …

…a book is a man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx

I don't do the meme thing often, but along with the previous movie list, I also followed a link from The Burr in the Burgh for the Time magazine list of the Top 100 Novels.

Even more than the film list, I have problems with this one. How can they compile 100 novels and not have even one from Mark Twain? Anyhow, here are those I've actually read:

Animal Farm
The Big Sleep
Catch-22
The Catcher in the Rye
A Clockwork Orange
Death Comes for the Archbishop
Deliverance
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Gatsby
Invisible Man
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Lolita
Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Rings
1984
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Portnoy's Complaint
Rabbit, Run
Slaughterhouse-Five
The Sun Also Rises
To Kill a Mockingbird

Isn't it interesting that the movies and books overlap? I've read novels that were later filmed and which I watched. Some of these ended up on both lists: Clockwork Orange, Lord of the Rings, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
 
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