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Old 09-18-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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best 200 American novels of all time

List. goes to 1987 only though, missing out on some more recent good authors like Wallace & Franzen altogether.

you can click the ones you've read and vote to see what the most read are.

Hey, Byco, this one is on there: John Pendleton Kennedy, "Swallow Barn" (1832). Maybe I'll have to pick it up.

I've read 21 of these 200. I think it sucks there's no Vonnegut on the list. And I think they omit some authors' best work.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:11 PM   #2
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most of the novels I've read on the list are from the 1920's to the early 60's. Almost nothing after that until Blood Meridian and White Noise in the 80's.
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I read Charlotte's Web.

Later that same year I read Black Beauty, but I guess whomever made this list didn't think it was good enough.
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I can't support that list as the best 200.

No Slaughterhouse Five, no Of Mice and Men, no IT.
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I don't like this list.

Red Badge of Courage was awesome though..and agree Of Mice and Men should be on it.
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Hey, Byco, this one is on there: John Pendleton Kennedy, "Swallow Barn" (1832). Maybe I'll have to pick it up.
I have a DVD with this title.
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I have a DVD with this title.
guessing Byco also does not.
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guessing Byco also does not.
That's probably an even better bet than Scotland seceding.
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Two of my favorite novels are not listed: Old Yeller and Water of Life.
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Should start with Mark Twain and go from there.
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