Friday, April 11, 2008

What to Have in the Perfect Library?

What you need is these 110 books.

7 comments:

  1. I use to have everyone of them but having the perfect library rubbed my own imperfections in my face so I decided to stand on a street corner giving one to any person who had never owned a book until all I have left of my library is books for an imperfect library.

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  2. Gerard2:30 PM

    I read the first two of Sassoon's autobiographical novels. They were good.

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  3. Anders E2:47 PM

    A rather anglocentric list, I'd say. Especially the children's part. I mean, no Tove Jansson?

    And an autobiography list without GROUCHO AND ME? Aw, come ON!

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  4. Not a bad list at all. I'd probably thin down the "Books that changed your life" section, and there are some notable absences (besides The Complete Annotated Works of Bill Crider of course) - where are Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - but considering the various lists we usually see, made up by people who seem to regard finding anything from before 1980 to require the equivalent of the King Tut expedition to find, this is excellent.

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  5. I never get on these lists.

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  6. I haven't looked at the list yet but I know it won't have many of my favorites.

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  7. I looked. I was right, although it did have some of the same books I own, mostly mystery and skiffy.

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