Friday, May 16, 2008

100 Novels

I was reading about Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (via Wikipedia's Fatal hilarity page - don't ask) and I stumbled across Time's All Time 100 Novels.

This was an exciting event as many of the novels on this list are amongst my favourites: The Sun Also Rises, Pale Fire, Gravity's Rainbow, Neuromancer, The Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies and Beloved to name but a few. (Some didn't make it of course, but what good is a list in which you can't pick holes?)

There are plenty that I haven't read too, so I suppose this means my TBR pile is going to grow a tad taller. Oh poor me.

I just finished GoodFellas by Nicholas Pileggi - an interesting and satisfying read. Not sure what I'll pick up next.

6 comments:

Lane said...

So many books, so little time!
Have a good weekend:-)

Angie said...

Oh but I'm so tempted to ask why you were reading about fatal hilarity!

I better avoid that list for my wallet's sake. My tbr pile is threatening to topple over and crush me as it is. ;)

marmiteandtea said...

I love book lists, lots of my favourites on there too.

HelenMH said...

I've already been on Amazon today! No more!

Yvonne said...

Lane, you too!

Angie, really. You DON'T want to know. ;)

M&T, ahh book lists. We really are a bunch of group nerds aren't we?

Helen, Amazon is the devil!

mish said...

That's actually quite a decent list - it's always nice to see White Noise get in there ahead of Underworld as the DeLillo contribution!