101 Best Books Ever Published

Australian bookseller Dymocks has come up with a list of the 101 best books ever published download greedy michael clayton dvdrip meet joe black divx online

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ttc xx hope clomid good day , according to Australian readers. More than 15,000 people took part in the online survey.

Of personal interest is the fact that Tim Winton had 3 of his in the list and that the Bible rated 23rd. I have read of the top 10 and 21 of the top 101. How about you?

How the Da Vinci code rated so higlhy is beyond me…

7 thoughts on “101 Best Books Ever Published

  1. Unfortunately a poll of 15,000 people doesn’t give you a list of the 101 best books ever published it gives you a list of the 101 books people bought and can remember reading.

    That is why both Dan Brown and Matthew Reilly manage to feature on the list – Neither write ‘great books’ just fast-paced big boy adventure stories.

    Naturally some of the best books do make it onto the list as they are perpetual favourites and I suggest that finding the great books on the list needs to take into account the books that are still being read so many years after they were published.

    I think Tim Winton’s books will make that future list, but at the moment it is so full of what is recently popular that it can’t reflect a true list of great books.

  2. Of the top 21, I’ve managed to read 15.

    I’m not a fan of these sorts of lists – there’s all sorts of problems with them. However, it does raise two issues that might be important. First, people do still read and some of the books on there are both serious and meaty. Second, if we want to be able to “talk” to people, then having some appreciation and familiarity with at least a few books on that list could be handy.

  3. I agree with Grendel. Matthew Reilly is a boys novelist, I have read all of his, they are fast and light (and fun!!) but nothing you think of much after about 20 minutes of reading it. Dan Brown – same. I enjoy a read and always feel guilty I have not read enough of the classics. But I wade my way through a few.

    I have read only 2 from the top 10 Dan Brown and Bryce – The Power of One. In the rest I have picked up a few – 27 in the other 91. Winton is always a favorite, The Life of Pi was the most surprising read. A Fortunate Life – I read just a few months ago, I love history, a good read. The Poisonwood Bible – Brilliant!

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