Sunday, October 08, 2006

Another "Best of" List

Thanks to Jeff Meyerson for the link.

The Observer | Review | What's the best novel in the past 25 years?: "A recent poll in the New York Times named Toni Morrison's Beloved as the greatest work of American fiction in the past 25 years. But what about over here? On the eve of this year's Booker Prize, we asked 150 literary luminaries to vote for the best British, Irish or Commonwealth novel from 1980 to 2005. "


patti abbott said...

Wow. Shockingly different from the US version. Most Americans have not read these writers and vice versa. I gues US hegemony does not extend to literature. I agree with Disgrace as first choice. It is the most devastating novel I've read in the last ten years. And Atonement was amazing. I would chose Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro rather than the two choices.

Bill said...

Interesting that Ishiguro had two books on the list.

I'll have to give Disgrace a try.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Any list that doesn't include Ryan Rides Back isn't worth considering.