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Greatest Novel of All-Time

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Huffington Post has the bracket up and is asking people to vote:
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Gatsby and Lolita, which would probably be my 1-2 from that list, are both losing...
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Omits much too much. Needs to be a bracket of 64.

    Without heavyweights like 'Don Quixote' and 'Midnight's Children' or Cinderellas like 'Day of the Locust' or 'All The King's Men' it's not even a believable throwaway.
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Seriously. It doesn't include several possible winners. Bad bracket. Don't agree with Azrael's complete list, but without Don Quixote, the bracket doesn't have credibility. Gulliver's Travels, too. You can throw Frankenstein in there, too.

    I'd vote for Gatsby as the Greatest American novel. I love To Kill a Mockingbird, and I think it is brilliant, but I wouldn't put it on a list of the greatest books of all time.
  6. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Was this list compiled by Chef2?
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    To Kill a Mockingbird is a fine book. Great Expectations was 19th century pulp fiction.
  8. Donny in his element

    Donny in his element Well-Known Member

  9. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Utterly dismayed that "All the King's Men" is omitted.
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Catch-22 is the Great American Novel because I said so.
  11. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Granting that this is a flawed list, but on a list of only 16, it should rightfully be omitted.
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    That would depend upon whether one thought it was of equal or greater stature that "To Kill A Mockingbird," the most overrated novel in the American canon.

    Speaking of which, how is that bracketed, but not "Huckleberry Finn?"
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