Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to read the "World's 100 best novels." And now I am! (I got the list - and there are many variations - from my local librarian.)

I just finished Butler's THE WAY OF ALL FLESH. One did this make the list?

It has a certain charm, but the language turns from splendid to turgid, sometimes in the same sentence. And the plot drags on and on and on and today's rapid fire world, this whole book could be reduced to a Twitter feed!

Anyway, it's fun. Now on the next title on the list.



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Comment by scribbler on March 31, 2010 at 7:00pm
That's a big challenge right there, tackling that list! Whose 100 Best Novels list did you go with, out of interest? I know both TIME and Random House have them amongst others. The Way of All Flesh was published in 1903. No wonder the language is so tortuous. I'm impressed because I wouldn't have stuck with that book.
Comment by Howard Alan Lantzer on March 31, 2010 at 7:56pm
I simply wanted to see if Butler had any surprises...and he didn't!


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