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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:54 am 
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Another list to mull over or simply ignore, this time voted for by 60,000 people:-

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/11/139085843 ... tasy-books

Lots of series. The actual number of books is probably somewhere between two and three hundred individual titles.

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Nice to see Neil Gaiman on there three times but surprised Joe Abercrombie isn't mentioned and absolutely miffed that I'm not there either... hmmff!

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I would have liked to have seen Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell higher than that - I loved that book.

Did anyone else find themselves ticking a mental list of those they've read and those they should have but still haven't found the time to yet?


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Hmm, top 10s or 20s can sometimes make a bit of sense, but listings for a top 100 are just silly and arbitrary...

I mean, Banks' CULTURE series, and KSR's MARS trilogy stuck down in the bottom quarter, with Vernor Vinge's A FIRE UPON THE DEEP rated below a Star Wars spin-off that I've never heard of!
:o :lol:

Oh, and let's not even start wondering how the hell anything by Orson Scott Card rates above the likes of Clarke, Asimov, and Ray Bradbury's best.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:35 pm 
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Pete wrote:
Lots of series. The actual number of books is probably somewhere between two and three hundred individual titles.


I'll say. You might as well cut it down to:

The Great Books of All Time

1. Those with pictures.
2. Those without pictures.

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Bit odd how all the Culture books are all listed as one series, and the Discworld books aren't...

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