Sunday, October 13, 2013

You'll Never Write Anything Better Than Lanark

Happy 10th anniversary to The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time.

Don't even think about writing one of the 100 greatest novels of all time; they've already been written.


The Frito Pundito said...

No Pynchon there; not even in the list of names they left off. Can't take it seriously.

Anonymous said...

Twelve and six halves. These lists always make me feel unedumacated.

I have seen 14 of them as movies.

Montag said...

Oh, I agree about Pynchon. And, while I dearly love As I Lay Dying, even Faulkner would not have put it on a list of the hundred best.

Nor is there any mention of Richard Powers, a considerable lapse. Nor of Nathanael West. Nor of John Gardner. No Andre Malraux. No Jorge Amado. And how could a British publication ignore The Horse's Mouth?

A very quirky list, it seems.

parsec said...

Dang. And I just put a book out.

parsec said...

Hit the enter button too soon.

Ref said...

Twenty. Most under duress as a student, but Three Men In A Boat was (and remains) a positive delight.