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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:02 am 
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hey, what do people think of the list of top books @ PollThePeople (add a dot com for the url!) ??

the site proclaims to produce an authoritative list of the top books of all time - inspired by frustration at tv/press polls probably compiled by a few opinionated journalists...

it's a good idea but at the moment there's a massive pop bias e.g. 5 harry potters in the top 50!!

it'd be better if more people voted to balance out things like this... though i'm sure harry potter and the deathly hallows wont be #1 forever!!

the site works by users entering their top5s and then it compiles the poll... just wondering what people's are??

mine would be:
1 Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (Gustave Flaubert)
2 The House in Paris (Elizabeth Bowen)
3 Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys (Jean Rhys)
4 Rebecca (Daphne Dumaurier)
5 Wizard's First Rule (Terry Goodkind)


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Location: Within the dark labyrinth of the mind
1. The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
2. The Magus - John Fowles
3. The Legend of Nightfall -Mickey Zucker Reichert
4. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
5. The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

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great choices!!


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