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and the close calls (via MAO) http://www.outlookindia.com/article/The ... Out/292973 but I'll save ya the clickparam wrote:Outlook magazine's ( India ) '100 essential books'
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I've heard of a few of these, but The Bloody Chamber is the only one I've read. I wouldn't have thought it was all that neglected...
I've read nine of the twelve, and while I liked most of them it still strikes me as a pretty terrible list. It's all American, with just a few English writers (Smith, McEwan, Mantel) thrown in. Adichie's book is set in Nigeria, but she's a long time US resident. I'd keep Wolf Hall and The Known World on the list and maybe Kavalier and Clay but ditch the rest.roger wrote:Some well known critics polled for the 21st Century's best novels published in English. I've only read four, but it seems a very conventional list, significant omissions for me would be Against the Day, and nothing in translation.