What are your top ten favorite novels?  

artforartforart 43M
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1/24/2006 3:11 pm

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4/2/2006 10:41 am

What are your top ten favorite novels?

My top ten favorite novels in no particular order....

1. Franny and Zoey or The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger
2. Light in August, Faulkner
3. The Glass Bead Game, Herman Hesse
4. Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
5. The Razor's Edge, Somerset Maugham
6. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
7. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
8. A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
10. The Second Coming, Walker Percy (any of his novels really)

The painting is by richard diebenkorn. i find his work really inspiring.

Cowboy_Deluxe 38M

1/24/2006 5:29 pm

Anything by Terry Brooks takes up my top ten list.


artforartforart 43M

1/26/2006 7:09 pm

this is fun. an actual, honest to goodness online connection moment. yeah Owen Meany has to be among the favorite absurd heroes in modern american fiction. that will probably set off a slew of objections. But that's cool. anyway i'm a big fan of the little guy.

nurse ratchett my ass. here's how i know you can't be like her: i like being around you (aka i like reading your words and wondering what you look like). man, she'd freak me out good if i had to be locked up with her in charge of me. yuck.

and deibenkorn, yes, he's amazing. i promise to post some more for you when the workweek is through.

i like you mizz.

slonne 72M

3/1/2006 9:40 pm

the alchemist---paulo coelho
friend of the earth---t c boyle
east of eden---john steinbeck
buddenbrooks---thomas mann
magic maountain---thomas mann
jean-christophe---romain rolland
ulysses---james joyce
the good earth---pearl buck
the charioteer---mary renault, also
anything else by her
so big---edna ferber

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