View Poll Results: Which are the best novels?

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  • Candide, by Voltaire

    4 16.00%
  • Charlotte's Web, by E.B.White

    8 32.00%
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

    10 40.00%
  • David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens

    8 32.00%
  • Dune, by Frank Herbert

    10 40.00%
  • Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk

    7 28.00%
  • Foundation, by Isaak Asimov

    8 32.00%
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    Default Round 3, Group A

    Here we define the order of the novels with 4 secondings each at positions 48 to 68.

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    Oh... they're getting harder...

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    Dumbass all the way.

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    Come on Candide! One of my favourites, can read it once a year.
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    bears anticipate tons of tiebreakers in this round

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    Dune. I can't say i enjoyed the subsequent books as much, but Dune is to sci-fi what LotR is to fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkthoughts View Post
    Dune. I can't say i enjoyed the subsequent books as much, but Dune is to sci-fi what LotR is to fantasy.
    I loved "Dune" as well, but I don't think i go so far as to say that. "Foundation" was a great story as well. There is a lot of Sci-fi that compares where there is little to compete with LOTR in fantasy. IMHO

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    I don't mean in terms of how good a story it is, but in terms of original concept and popularity/notoriety. Dune, as with LotR, is one of those books that almost everyone knows whether they like the genre or not.

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    Need more votes for Monte Cristo! This should've been in the Top 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkthoughts View Post
    I don't mean in terms of how good a story it is, but in terms of original concept and popularity/notoriety. Dune, as with LotR, is one of those books that almost everyone knows whether they like the genre or not.
    I think I understand what you're saying, but LOTR virtually founded the fantasy genre or at least set the ground work for all that followed, while "Dune" is one of many, even though it is genuinely "out there" and original as far as the setting/story goes. Take Jule Verne' works for example, they would seem closer to the "LOTR" than Dune. BTW, I just say this because I do enjoy a discussion and the learning associated with it. Of course, it may just be a "moot" point as all are entitled to their own opinions. Feeling "talky" today!! LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Need more votes for Monte Cristo! This should've been in the Top 5.
    Agreed

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    I tend to agree with Bill on the subject of Dune and sci-fi. Not only Jules Verne or H.G.Wells, but Symak, Kuttner, Asimov, Sheckley, Stanisław Lem - they all pre-date Dune, and they are truly the great ones.

    As far as Monte Cristo is concerned, much as I love this novel, I believe the middle of the list is where it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    I tend to agree with Bill on the subject of Dune and sci-fi. Not only Jules Verne or H.G.Wells, but Symak, Kuttner, Asimov, Sheckley, Stanisław Lem - they all pre-date Dune, and they are truly the great ones.

    As far as Monte Cristo is concerned, much as I love this novel, I believe the middle of the list is where it should be.

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    Wow!! Cool, Bears!! That's THREE "Post - agrees" I have received in one week. What the hell is going on? Am I "changing" or, is everyone else "seeing the light"? LOL OK, guess I may be changing for the better!! LOL



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    I had to make myself finish Count of Monte Cristo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BROWNINGS CHILDE View Post
    I had to make myself finish Count of Monte Cristo.
    Maybe because you were reading a bad translation. There's a perfect translation by Robin Buss published by Penguin in 2003.

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    Thanks Pablo. I might try it again, eventually, but there is so much to read and so little time that I feel I have to reserve rereads to my absolute favorites anymore.
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    or better reserve this particular reread till you can read it in the original! it's really really good

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