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100 Novels Everyone Should Read
2:54pm, 16 Jan 2017
westmoorsMy total is not quite as impressive as yours Daz. On 26 having just finished Cranford.
4:00pm, 2 May 2017
DazTheSlug4 more to end April '17
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes - meh
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë - baaaaad (in a bad way)
Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf - SUPERB
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez - good
57 and counting...
4:48pm, 2 May 2017
CeratoniaI'd have picked Don Quixote as my favourite of those 4!
4:50pm, 2 May 2017
McGoohanI mostly hated Mrs Dalloway
7:20pm, 2 May 2017
LindsDI heard The Hours on the radio the other day and remembered that I loved the book and meant to read MrsD. Mind you, my mental to-read list is rather long.
9:22pm, 2 May 2017
GlennRCeratonia, me too. However, I'd concede that the second part is something of a challenge.
9:26pm, 2 May 2017
SharkieI often agree with Daz, but not on this occasion.
I actively disliked all the three Ginny Woolf's I've read. I think three is a fair chance. it was a long time ago but I'm not tempted to try again.
I love Wuthering Heights.
Have only read half of Don Quixote (in English)
One Hundred years .... meh.
9:40pm, 2 May 2017
DiogenesCouldn't get into Wuthering Heights, although I really wanted to. Enjoyed 100 Years against expectations. Haven't read the other two although I've struggled with Virginia Woolf a couple of times.
10:22pm, 2 May 2017
LindsDHated 100 years, as I think I may have mentioned.
Read Wuthering Heights at school. Liked it.
12:45am, 3 May 2017
DazTheSlugI'd been putting off reading any Virginia Woolf, as I was fairly sure I wouldn't like her, but had my prejudice blown away!
when I decided, 3 years ago, to start reading "a few classics" VW was one of those (many)
AUTHORS OF WHOM I'D OF COURSE HEARD, BUT HAD NEVER READ *ANYTHING* BY
looking back, I seem to have covered about 50 such:
(in no particular order)
W. M. Thackeray
Gabriel García Márquez
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
D. H. Lawrence
E. M. Forster
H. Rider Haggard
John le Carré
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Edgar Rice Burroughs
H. P. Lovecraft
mostly they've all been pretty good to excellent, very few duds (I've left a small no. of *really* bad ones off the list!), I guess classics become classics for a reason (duh!)
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