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    the tiebreaker is still up

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    positions 31 to 36:

    31. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley
    32. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
    33. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle
    34. The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton
    35. Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo
    36. A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R. R. Martin

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    positions 21 to 30:

    21. Gulliver's Travels, by Johnathan Swift
    22. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
    23. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
    24. The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty
    25. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
    26. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
    27. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
    28. The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris
    29. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
    30. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

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    Now we're voting the top 20! The voting will go on in an even stricter format.

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    HAVEN FUND ATTACK IMMINENT!!!

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    There are some rankings and various points which I don't totally agree with personally, but overall I think our list is shaping up into a pretty respectable final product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    There are some rankings and various points which I don't totally agree with personally, but overall I think our list is shaping up into a pretty respectable final product.
    Yes. I totally disagree with lots of what has taken place here, but so far the list looks quite passable.

    Positions 17 to 20:

    17. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
    18. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D.Salinger
    19. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
    20. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

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    Positions 12 to 16:

    12. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R. R.Tolkien
    13. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
    14. Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    15. The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
    16. Harry Potter, by J.K.Rowling

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    Positions 9 to 11:

    9. The Shining, by Stephen King
    10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
    11. The Long Walk, by Stephen King

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    The top 8 would be voted separately, each competing against each.

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    Great job, Jean!!! Is it possible to get a sneak peek at the list as it stands now?

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    here's the list up to the latest voted position:

    9. The Shining, by Stephen King
    10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
    11. The Long Walk, by Stephen King
    12. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R. R.Tolkien
    13. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
    14. Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    15. The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
    16. Harry Potter, by J.K.Rowling
    17. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
    18. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D.Salinger
    19. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
    20. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
    21. Gulliver's Travels, by Johnathan Swift
    22. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
    23. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
    24. The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty
    25. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
    26. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
    27. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
    28. The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris
    29. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
    30. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
    31. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley
    32. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
    33. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle
    34. The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton
    35. Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo
    36. A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R. R. Martin
    37. The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells
    38. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
    39. Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    40. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, by Ken Kesey
    41. Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
    42. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
    43. All Quiet on The Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque
    44. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    45. The Scarlett Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    46. Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin
    47. And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
    48. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
    49. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
    50. Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne
    51. Dune, by Frank Herbert
    52. The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
    53. Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
    54. The Lost World, by A.Conan Doyle
    55. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
    56. David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
    57. Foundation, by Isaak Asimov
    58. Weaveworld, by Clive Barker
    59. Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice
    60. Charlotte's Web, by E.B.White
    61. The Outsiders, by S.E.Hinton
    62. Ghost Story, by Peter Straub
    63. Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk
    64. The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    65. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë
    66. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
    67. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
    68. Candide, by Voltaire
    69. The Time Machine, by H.G.Wells (1895)
    70. Jurassic Park, by Crichton (1990)
    71. The Island of Dr.Moreau, by H.G.Wells (1896)
    72. The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende (1979)
    73. Psycho, by Robert Bloch (1959)
    74. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy (1869)
    75. The Godfather, by Mario Puzo (1969)
    76. The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James (1898 )
    77. The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
    78. The Castle, by Kafka (1922, first published 1926)
    79. Tarzan of the Apes, by Burroughs (1914)
    80. The Sun Also Rises, by Hemingway (1926)
    81. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown (2003)
    82. The Stranger, by Albert Camus (1942)
    83. East of Eden, by Steinbeck (1952)
    84. The Terror, by Dan Simmons (2007)
    85. The Glass Bead Game, by Hermann Hesse (1943)
    86. Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott (1820)
    87. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen (1818, posthumous)
    88. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card (1985)
    89. Strangers on a Train, by Highsmith (1950)
    90. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien (1937)
    91. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury (1962)
    92. Watership Down, by Richard Adams (1972)
    93. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman (1973)
    94. White Fang, by Jack London (1906)
    95. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1890)
    96. The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper (1826)
    97. American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis (1991)
    98. The Karamazov Brothers, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1880)
    99. Jaws , by Peter Benchley (1974)
    100. The Trial, by Franz Kafka (1914-1915, published in 1925)

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    I'm really hoping it isn't all Stephen King in the top... it will seem biased because we are a King website, essentially!
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    Mockingbird had more secondings. I personally hope it wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odetta View Post
    I'm really hoping it isn't all Stephen King in the top... it will seem biased because we are a King website, essentially!
    That's how I feel. In retrospect maybe we should have done "Top 100 Novels of All Time, excluding Stephen King." Or keep it one book per author.


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    I was going to limit it to 3 per author, but it was hardly possible due to very uneven, sporadic participation in the nomination/secondings. Now the voting seems to go more vigorously, and we can come back to this question after the final round - whether or not we can leave only three King novels and thus get a couple more slots at the bottom of the list. The voting will, anyway, determine what these three top novels are.

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    sorry, a whole week was lost for reasons not depending on bears

    now the final polls are up

    interesting that they are all dystopian novels

    the winner will meet To Kill a Mockingbird in the superfinal!

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    6. 1984
    7. Fahrenheit 451
    8. Lord of the Flies

    the other four positions are not determined yet due to paradox created by Huckleberry Finn. Please vote here if you haven't voted yet!!!

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    many thanks to everyone who has voted

    3. The Dark Tower
    4. It
    5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    now vote in the Superfinal!

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    Hmmmm.... How It is behind The Dark Tower I'll never understand.
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    it was so close!!! incredibly close, I actually never expected that

    and anyway, It is the fourth in the list of Top 100 Novels of All Times!

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    I loved IT but agree as a whole the Dark Tower is slightly ahead... not surprised..
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