Time Magazine Announces 100 Best Novels: The Lord of the Rings Makes the Cut

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Time Magazine Announces 100 Best Novels: The Lord of the Rin

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:00 am

<p><em>Time Magazine</em> critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo released their 100 best english language novels since 1923, and, as I would expect, J.R.R. Tolkien's <em>The Lord of the Rings</em> makes the cut. There are some other notable works on this list, including C.S. Lewis's <em>The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe</em>, George Orwell's <em>1985</em>, and <em>Neuromancer</em> by William Gibson.
</p><p>I've never been a big fan of "All-time" lists on such a subjective topic as literature, but they did include a good number of the big ones that <em>should</em> be there (LOTR and LWW, being 2 of those). Sadly, you'd rarely find those two books listed on any "all-time" list in today's universities.
</p><p>Kudos to <em>Time</em> for not succumbing to the intellectual "elite" and dropping such well-loved, best-selling works from their list.
</p><p><a href="http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/index.html">Check out the entire list</a>


Postby Elfstone » Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:45 pm

<p>1984 made the list. George Orwell's book was 1984... </p>
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Postby Duplexia » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:10 am

Agreed!! I have read it several times. The book of G. Orwell was 1984 not 1985. generic cialis
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Re: 1984

Postby Silverberry_Spritely » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:35 am

Elfstone wrote:<p>1984 made the list. George Orwell's book was 1984... </p>

But 1985 is the Year of Shout! :o

Plus, 1985 is a great year. I was born that year, and I'm totally awesome. ;)

Still, it's a wonderful novel. Though I think Animal Farm is a more fun read.
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