Thursday, March 27, 2008

Modern Library's Top 100 List: Dislikes

The Magus by John Fowles was my least favorite book on the Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list. I could not stand The Magus! It may be the only book that I actually hate. Those pompous nitwits running around that stupid island playing games with each other! And all the time spouting humanistic gobblygook about the death of God, or whatever they were prattling on about. It has a cult following, but I thought it was overwrought nonsense.

Wonderful Toy for List Readers

The Kent District Library in Kent County, Michigan has a super on-line tool called What's Next? that provides lists of all the books in various series. For example, you can search for author Lee Child, and pull up the entire list of his Jack Reacher novels. Best for popular fiction, like mysteries.

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