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John Falstaff
13-10-03, 19:28
Hi Everyone,


A list has been produced of the 100 best books.


The explantation:-


The List:-



Questions:- What is missing from the list?


What is on the list that SHOULD NOT BE?


Also, why do the British steal more books that others?


Steven B
13-10-03, 19:32
Thanks for the links, i will check them out! ;) :D

13-10-03, 19:33
What's that, John? The Brits steal more books then others? Not in Essex they don't so a gross over-generalisation, methinks (my little joke)! As for lists, don't believe in them.

Hello, btw http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Steven B
13-10-03, 19:37
Hi John! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Hi Tippucat! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

How are you both?

John Falstaff
13-10-03, 19:38
Hi Steven,


Hi Tippucat,


No books left in Essex to steal?


I promise you this list does exist - or are you trying to say you think lists in general are not valid!


13-10-03, 20:15
I was being facitious re Essex people. Reading? Eh? Wot's that then? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

I don't like lists in general as I never agree with them. If that's the 100 best books then BBC covered it on telly. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/pillow.gif

Blimey, Steven. Sorry. Hello http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

[ 13. October 2003, 21:16: Message edited by: tippucat ]

John Falstaff
13-10-03, 20:24
Hi Tippucat,

From the 'explanation', I believe it's not the same as the BBC's.

13-10-03, 20:29
I was being facitious re Essex people. Reading? Eh? Wot's that then?

Reading a town in Berkshire

13-10-03, 20:59
[/QUOTE]Reading a town in Berkshire[/QB][/QUOTE]

Rest my case! Hello Neil http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

13-10-03, 21:52
Well...the list is missing THE best book of all time.....IT by Stephen King. Right up there with the bestest!!! :D

13-10-03, 22:03
One Hundred Years of Solitude! I am so happy to see that made the cut. Also by Garcia is Love In The Time of Cholera which is most excellent.

Thank you for the link Sir John http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

14-10-03, 01:07

Like Water For Chocolate

14-10-03, 04:35
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

14-10-03, 07:38
Originally posted by Isabella:

Like Water For Chocolatethat was an beautiful book, i adored it

"Enders Game" Orson Scott Card was brillant

i have read half the list, and the other half i have never ever heard of. weird.

14-10-03, 07:56
I have a literature and criticism degree and I know why they have picked these particular books to make up the Best 100. They are all by far and large superior to most of their contemporary novels and for example, the fact that I favour Dracula over Frankenstein means very little since the latter is a superior novel on every level (theme springs to mind as does inner psychological insight of the characters for example). So, yeah, one of my favourite novels is The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice, but Anne, like Stepher King or Dean Koonz or JK Rowling or Terry Brooks or whomever are nothing but a speckle in the eye of these Best 100. So, yes, I agree with The Guardian and thanks for the link John!