BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
Like all lists, the TIME list has some quirks. Notice the effort to include more women writers. And the most read book is a comic: WATCHMEN? What does that say about this list...George Kelley
Harrumph!I can agree with THE BIG SLEEP making the top one hundred, but one of your books should certainly be there, notably SHOTGUN SATURDAY NIGHT, one of my faves. And of course one of MY books should be there. Must be a conspiracy. Snort.
I've read 22 out of the 100. That's more than I thought there would be when I started counting.
I have 29 down, even with some read almost 20 years ago. (Eegah! Am I *that* old?) I counted also Gibson's Neuromancer, even though I couldn't finish it.
I only managed nine, but I'm not a huge reader of fiction. And yes Watchmen was one of them. It's not a bad story, although if I were putting a graphic novel on the list I'd gravitate to something like Art Speigelman's Maus which was a retelling of his family's history during the Holocaust with the Jews portrayed as mice and the Nazis as cats. Powerful stuff which won a Pulitzer Prize.
"Gone With the Wind"? I think it should have had an all-animal cast and been called "Gone With the Wind in the Willows."
Any list with Faulkner rather than Crider (and yes, I've read the Faulkner) is not a list for me.
Oh, I've read 38 of the 100. But the Powell is 12 books so that should be 49.
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