Yes, I, too, would be like the guy on the bridge. LOL. But Moby Dick, The Sun Also Rises, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Invisible Man are on my personal Top Twelve list. I also admire Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Don Quixote, Crime and Punishment, War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice, etc. My favorite of the novels by living (or recently living) authors is Gilead. It is an odd list, with some real trash, some populist favorites, a few recent "serious" novels, and some acknowledged classics. Weird. The list must have been crowd sourced. At least partly. No critic would have picked Ready Player One.
: Have you guys heard about this? Guillermo,
: can you even see PBS there? They are doing
: this show where, as I understand it, the
: public will vote on America's favorite book.
: They have some list of 100 books, which you
: can find here:
: . I'm not sure if these are the only
: candidates or how they came up with that
: list. There will be a tv special on, I
: think, May 20.
: I've read 34 books from this list and seen
: four or five films based on other books.
: There are quite a few books I wouldn't even
: consider reading. My favorite book on the
: list is Wuthering Heights.
: It's really hard for me to pick a favorite
: book. If you put a gun to my head, I'd be
: like that guy on the bridge in monte python
: and the holy grail. Madame Bovary, No!
: Wuthering Heights. Aaaaaaaaaah!