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October 24, 2005

TIME's List of the 100 Greatest Novels

Another list.

The fun part is just making sure you've read an acceptable number of them.

Most readers will have their numbers padded a little by the inclusion of William Gibson's Neuromancer.

Okay, well-written, kinda-sorta created a subgenre of light fiction... but one of the 100 novels best of all time? One of the best 100 Sci-Fi Novels, most likely. But just one of the plain-old best novels?

I don't know. I think these lists try to throw in surprise entries just to make them interesting.

I have a question: How many people have actually finished Gravity's Rainbow? Is it worth it? Because the first 100 pages are a hard slog, and there's another 700 after that.

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