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    :coffee: Top 100 Novels of All Time - General Discussion

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    Well, we all seem to be unhappy with Entertainment Weekly's list: there is such a lot of novels we don't see there!

    OK, now, Mike (pathoftheturtle) has come up with this great idea: we must make our own list. Let's see what we'll have as a result; it may be both entertaining and useful for everyone, in terms of future reading.

    Now it's time for nominating and seconding.

    The rules are:

    1. Altogether, everyone can nominate as many novels as they can, provided:

    1.1. One nomination per post.
    1.2. You must wait for at least two nominations by someone else before you can nominate again.

    2. Multivolume novels, such as The Dark Tower or Harry Potter, count as one novel.

    3. Collections of stories are not eligible.

    4. Novellas are not eligible. It isn't always easy to tell a novella from a novel, so we'll have to rely on wiki here. If it is defined as novel there, it is acceptable.

    5. You can nominate as many novels of one author as you want, but in the end, only top three novels by any author will be accepted for the final list.

    NOW, let's nominate - and don't forget to second!!

    You can second as many as you like, in one post or separate posts, doesn't matter. It is crucial for the success of the whole enterprise that we second (third, etc) all novels we consider worthy.

    Seconding in this round is tantamount to voting. When we actually vote, the grouping will depend on the number of votes received NOW.


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    The awesome future of our final list.
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    Nominated: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Nominated: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
    Seconded. Lolita nominated.

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    Seconded.
    Nominating: The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov
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    And are we then voting to somehow rank these? Because I was thinking this coming January or so we should launch our Constant Reader Awards.

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    guys, please make it clear what exactly you're seconding!

    Marina: so, you're seconding Lolita, not Mockingbird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    And are we then voting to somehow rank these?
    Yes, but first we'll look at the number of secondings. That's why I need them very clear.

    because I was thinking this January or so we should launch our Constant Reader Awards.
    Right. I think we'll just have the time - I am planning to have the 100 list by Xmas

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    Sorry for the confusion.
    As a matter of fact, I will second them both - To Kill A Mockingbird and Lolita.
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    The Castle Franz Kafka

    Fourth Lolita and To Kill A Mockingbird.

    I'm afraid I've never read The Master and Margarita.

    I don't think 100 is going to be enough.
    But I guess that this is what makes it exciting.

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    1984 - George Orwell.
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    1984 - George Orwell.
    Second 1984.

    Can you nominate and second at the same time? If so, I nominate Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

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    Seconding 1984 and 451. Nominating Updike's Rabbit series.

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    Nominating Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
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    Seconding Of Mice and Men and thirding (or whatever) To Kill a Mockingbird.

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    I nominate The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. I loved this novel; need to read it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnemec View Post
    Can you nominate and second at the same time?
    Yes.

    I second The Castle by Kafka

    and nominate The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain.

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    what we have so far:

    To Kill a Mockingbird + 4
    Lolita + 3
    The Master and Margarita + 0
    The Castle + 1
    1984 +2
    Fahrenheit 451 +1
    Rabbit Series + 0
    Of Mice and Men + 1
    The Catcher in the Rye + 0
    Frankenstein + 0
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn + 0

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    I nominate The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

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    I second Farenheit 451 and Of Mice and Men and The Catcher In The Rye (super seconded lol)


    I nominate Candide by Voltaire
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    I nominate The Thief of Always: Clive Barker. Not his absolute best, but his most accessible while still being pure Barker.
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    Can't believe thast I will be the first to do this but I nominate....

    The Dark Tower, by Stephen King


    Also, Dracula, by Bram Stoker, The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty and Ghost Story, by Peter Straub

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    I would 2nd some of these, but I just haven't read them. I would like to throw out nomination for Dracula by Bram Stoker. Yes it's a classic, yes it is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Can't believe thast I will be the first to do this but I nominate....

    The Dark Tower, by Stephen King


    Also, Dracula, by Bram Stoker, The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty and Ghost Story, by Peter Straub
    Well you beat me. I will 2nd Dracula, The Exorcist, Ghost Story, and Dark Tower series. I've read and greatly enjoyed all of these.

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    Just a random thought, but whomever is running this show should contact RF and some of the other literary members of this site and see if there is not some way that a final TDT.Org list could find its way into print.

    It would make for grand publicity and maximum fun.

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