Saturday, January 31, 2009

Time Magazine's Top 100 Novels

Time Magazine's list of the best 100 novels of all time.. of course, they never get science fiction right. They included Philip K. Dick's "Ubik" over his Hugo-winner "The Man in the High Castle". They neglected Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End", and Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Left Hand of Darkness", and Robert Heinlein's (admittedly inferior but popular) "Stranger in a Strange Land", which usually makes lists. Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange", which is in the top 40 of the Library Association top 100 list, did make the list, justifiably so - the book is even better than Kubrick's terrific film, all the writing is from the mind of Alex, so it's all in his vernacular. "viddy this, and viddy it well, oh my brothers. it's real horrorshow".

The complete Time Magazine list


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