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I joined the 1001 Books group here on Goodreads thinking What a great way to get exposed to a ton of books so I thought I better take a look at the actual listPros Little descriptions of a lot of classic books Lots of books described here that I have never heard of and that I might not have known about otherwise In fact I may discover some new favorites through this list Also it appeals to my 12 year old self who loved to write lists of books I wanted to read Overall inspiring if seriously intimidatingCons 1001 books is actually a lot to read in a lifetime You d have to average about 25 books a year if you start at my age and live according to actuarial projections and keep in mind there are books like Gravity s Rainbow and Ulysses lurking in there to seriously slow you down I fancy myself uite well read basically because I have read Middlemarch ever since then I ve been uite full of myself but I ve read less than 5% of the books on this list I have a ways to go Also since the list naturally because the book had to be published at some point terminates in 2005 you d be pretty behind the times if you decided to ONLY read books on this list until you die Also many would argue with the actual list itself Why so much contemporary and thus not tried and true fiction Why is it almost all fiction for that matter Shouldn t you read some nonfiction before you die Also three Burroughs novels Doesn t that violate the Geneva Convention Certainly the 8th AmendmentWhat I m saying is that the premise of the book is obviously ridiculous Plainly this is not really a list of books you must read before you die that was probably the publishers catchy title anyway But if you don t take it too seriously this is fun to read fun to disagree with and fun to ignore I m inspired to try to pry my psyche out of the pre modern era however painful at least long enough to read one or two novels written post 1930 I m sure my psyche will scuttle back into its 19th century hole directly afterwards but I really should try to participate in the 21st century at least now and thenIn short a rolicking nerd fest for bookish people Julie of the Wolves of books Each entry is accompanied by an authoritative yet The Right Swipe opinionated critical essay describing the importance and influence Touched of the work in uestion Also included are publishing history and career details about the authors as well as reproductions Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of period dust jackets and book design. 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SUMMARY 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Rary luminaries including Derek Attridge world expert on James Joyce Cedric Watts renowned authority on Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene Laura Marcus noted Virginia Woolf expert and David Mariott poet and expert on African American literature among some twenty othersAddictive browsable knowledgeable 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die will be a boon companion for anyone wh. While I of course did not in any way expect to agree with EVERY novel or novella that chief editor and book compiler Peter Boxall has considered worthy of inclusion in his 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and although MANY of my personal favourites are indeed and happily present I do have three main and very personally uncomfortable issues with this tome which actually grate enough for me to now only consider a high one star rating at best a decent enough compilation and certainly useful to an extent but only to be recommended with very major caveats and reservations For one and for me personally very much annoyingly I actually consider the title 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die rather annoyingly and inappropriately misleading and the dictatorial tone than a trifle off putting as well because ALL of the literary works listed included are novels or novellas Now does this mean that Peter Boxall somehow does not consider dramatic works or poetry collections legitimate bona fide books I mean sorry but Johann Wolfgang von Goethe s Faust William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet and Charles Baudelaire s Les Fleurs du Mal are if published in print format in every way as much a book as Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice Theodor Fontane s Effi Briest and Thomas Mann s Buddenbrooks And thus why this tome has NOT been titled something akin to 1001 Works of Prose You Must Read Before You Die I really do not even remotely understand for frankly when I ordered my copy of the book I originally and wrongly assumed that both poetry and drama would also be included the lack of which does rather majorly frustrate as the title as 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is in my opinion rather a falsehood as it absolutely does NOT make it clear that ALL of the included literature offerings are examples of prose are only novels and longer short stories and novellasFurther and for two while 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die claims to be international in scope there is at least in my opinion most definitely a decidedly American and United Kingdom bias shown by Peter Boxall And while with especially most of the United Kingdom with the England based novels I actually and in fact do heartily agree with them being included as books to must read I do think that especially earlier French and Spanish works of prose seem to have come than a bit short although I must admit that I am in fact pleasantly surprised at how many German language novelsnovellas are featured but be that as it may I still strongly think that 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die could be and really should be considerably universal and international for as it stands now it really does seem as though Peter Boxall thinks that American and United Kingdom authors are by nature somehow superior literature and culture wise and even if this might never have been his intention the feeling does permeate and remain throughoutAnd finally and I guess what actually has moved 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die from a low two star to a high two one star ranking for me is the massively infuriating fact of the matter that aside from Margaret Atwood Carol Shields and Yann Martel whose Life of Pi I personally in fact and indeed cannot stand and I also have to wonder if Boxall even considers Martel as Canadian since he was born in Spain Canadian literature has been pretty well totally ignored Also why does Peter Boxall have to include SEVEN Margaret Atwood novels Yes she is a talented Canadian author but there are so many other Canadian authors eually as talented Where is Margaret Laurence Where is Timothy Findley Where is WO Mitchell Where is Hugh McLennon Where is Alice Munro Where are the many excellent uebecois Francophone authors And I could go on as Canada has a rich and varied literary tradition and that Peter Boxall obviously rather believes that only Margaret Atwood and to a certain extend Carol Shields and perhaps Yann Martel are worthy of inclusion in his 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die that they supposedly somehow represent Canadian Literature well I find this naively blinkered to the extreme and actually rather ill read as well as totally utterly insulting And while I do in fact occasionally browse through 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die I actually and generally ONLY tend to make use of it to check information and plot summaries of books with which I am already familiar that I have already read and not so much for finding new reading material as I just do not in any way consider 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die an acceptable book resource as there is just too much missing and too much of a USA and United Kingdom bias for me Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-deliverance & Assisted Suicide for the Dying on Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene Laura Marcus noted Virginia Woolf expert and David Mariott poet and expert The Dauntless (Spy Girl Book 5) (English Edition) on African American literature among some twenty Soulbinder 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assumed that both poetry and drama would also be included the lack Poslednja stanica Britanija of which does rather majorly frustrate as the title as 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is in my Return of the Thief opinion rather a falsehood as it absolutely does NOT make it clear that ALL The Hostage (Travelman Adventure) of the included literature Uzice sa vranama offerings are examples The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine Volume 2 Energetic Alchemy Dao Yin Therapy Healing i Deviations and Spirit Pathology 2014 Revised Edition of prose are Designing Patterns A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting Fashion & Design only novels and longer short stories and novellasFurther and for two while 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die claims to be international in scope there is at least in my Bog se nikad ne smeje opinion most definitely a decidedly American and United Kingdom bias shown by Peter Boxall And while with especially most The Management Challenge: An Introduction to Management/Book and Disk of the United Kingdom with the England based novels I actually and in fact do heartily agree with them being included as books to must read I do think that especially earlier French and Spanish works Signaler un problème of prose seem to have come than a bit short although I must admit that I am in fact pleasantly surprised at how many German language novelsnovellas are featured but be that as it may I still strongly think that 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die could be and really should be considerably universal and international for as it stands now it really does seem as though Peter Boxall thinks that American and United Kingdom authors are by nature somehow superior literature and culture wise and even if this might never have been his intention the feeling does permeate and remain throughoutAnd finally and I guess what actually has moved 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die from a low two star to a high two Mermen The Mermen Trilogy one star ranking for me is the massively infuriating fact Kosingas Onaj što nauči mrak da sija of the matter that aside from Margaret Atwood Carol Shields and Yann Martel whose Life Stara srpska religija i mitologija of Pi I personally in fact and indeed cannot stand and I also have to wonder if Boxall even considers Martel as Canadian since he was born in Spain Canadian literature has been pretty well totally ignored Also why does Peter Boxall have to include SEVEN Margaret Atwood novels Yes she is a talented Canadian author but there are so many Košulja sretnog čovjeka other Canadian authors eually as talented Where is Margaret Laurence Where is Timothy Findley Where is WO Mitchell Where is Hugh McLennon Where is Alice Munro Where are the many excellent uebecois Francophone authors And I could go Fit for Battle The Character Weapons and Strategies of the Spiritual Warriors on as Canada has a rich and varied literary tradition and that Peter Boxall How Markets Fail The Economics of Rational Irrationality obviously rather believes that The Go Programming Language only Margaret Atwood and to a certain extend Carol Shields and perhaps Yann Martel are worthy Le Roi des Aulnes of inclusion in his 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die that they supposedly somehow represent Canadian Literature well I find this naively blinkered to the extreme and actually rather ill read as well as totally utterly insulting And while I do in fact Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, occasionally browse through 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die I actually and generally ONLY tend to make use Becoming of it to check information and plot summaries Deca zla of books with which I am already familiar that I have already read and not so much for finding new reading material as I just do not in any way consider 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die an acceptable book resource as there is just too much missing and too much A Little Book About the Runes of a USA and United Kingdom bias 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For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written wordThe featured works have been handpicked by a team of international critics and lite. Edited 8 11 2010 to add Comment no 4 below in response to Paul s follow up uestionFirst of all don t tell me what I must do before I dieJust fuck off At Paul s behest I m writing my reactions to this list not really the book but give me a break the book is just a bunch of pretty pictures and blurbs defending their idiotic choices What s important is this shit for brains listComment no 1 First they need a subtitle for 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die I m thinking Including Books That Will Make You Want to Die Peel Your Skin Off or Shoot Yourself in the Face might do the trick And who the hell just is this Dr Peter Boxall Does he know the definition of words like uiddity esoteric psychotic random fucking insane etc I m hoping he does because all would apply to this half assed biased listComment no 2 I take immediate issue no pun intended to the word seminal deriving from semen and the whole stodgy turgid prose describing the holiness of this craptastic list Each work of literature listed here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written word These works have been handpicked by a team of international critics and literary luminaries a seminal work key to understanding the written word like books literary luminaries And I can just guess which ones they are given the disproportionate number of works by minor major authors Hey if someone is about to die don t make them read every shithead book Ian McEwan or John Barth ever wrote Do you really think Roth s very minor and miss able The Breast is going to put someone in an orgasm over the written wordComment no 3 I sure hope this list isn t in any particular order I d hate to think Franzen s metaphorically and literally shit impacted book The Corrections is among the top 100 Oh and nice coverage of lit before 19th century There are a few stabs at SEVERAL CENTURIES at about book number 950 or so but apparently we can just remain illiterate about Chaucer Shakespeare the Bible Spenser Donne and the endless number of SEMINAL authorsbooks that are ignored completely A medley of the books that are pleasant reads but hardly life changing The Life of Pi Curious Incident of the Dog in Night The Hours how could Cunningham take such a good idea for a plot and screw it up so royally Surfacing nearly anything by Margaret Atwood is worthy but why pick one of her earliest novels where her potential has not yet been realized One of Miller s Tropic books would have been than enough thank you Who the hell ever heard of Wharton s Bunner Sisters I need to read that before I die Maybe I should read Ethan this book sucks Frome again too No For Wharton it is House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence Colossally stupid list made into a giant and eually stupid bookAddendumComment no 4So Dr BoxallBoxass to snatch a line from The Rainmaker you must be stupid stupid stupid You ve now had three tries 2006 2008 and 2010 to get this sorry ass list in shape but you ve fucked it up every time In response to your smarmy introduction which Paul describes this is supposed to be a loose and baggy overview of The Novel as opposed to drama or biography or history or biography I shout BULLSHIT I ll agree with the loose and baggy adjectives but in no way is this list a representative listing of The Novel and what s with the reverential capital letters asswipeFor starters your various lists have included short story collections not a novel a single short story not a novel autobiographies not a novel confessional memoirs not a novel histories not a novel creative nonfiction not a novel and nonfiction essay collections not a novel Is there something mysteriously complicated about a novel s definition basically an extended fictional narrative in prose containing a plot that eludes you Do you find this definition hopelessly complex There is a cure Stop creating these inaccurate nonrepresentational crap ass lists that suggest you know something about The Novel You don tThen even if Boxass were able to plant the definition of a novel firmly into his not particularly fertile brain he d want to work on creating a list that s representational Let me explain The good doctor has decided to use 1001 as the definitive number for our pre death reading pleasure Given the number of stellar novels produced that is a tiny number Logically you d accord an author no than one book unless there was an immensely compelling reason to do otherwise Does Boxall do this NooooooooooooooIn the list s most recent incarnation and this is attempt no 3 Boxass the good doctor still doesn t grasp the idea of representation In a list of only 1001 novels should any author be accorded FIVE books Apparently so Boxall feels it imperative that we read not one or two but a whopping five novels each by JM Coetzee Graham Greene and Thomas Mann In comparison ground breaking novelists like Mark Twain Charlotte Bront Nathaniel Hawthorne are accorded respectively 1 1 and 2 novels apiece But hey We need to save space so we re able to read FOUR books by Georges Perec two books by Dashiell Hammett and two books by John Le Carr Aaaaarrgggghhhhh I m not even going to touch all the ESSENTIAL and IMPORTANT novelists you omitted altogether dickhead but too bad so sadThree strikes You re out


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    Edited 8 11 2010 to add Comment no 4 below in response to Paul's follow up uestionFirst of all don't tell me what I must do before I dieJust fuck off At Paul's behest I'm writing my reactions to this list not really the book but give me a break the book is just a bunch of pretty pictures and blurbs defending their idiotic choices What's im

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    There are so many literary awards these days but I think the following notable achievements have been TOTALLY MISSED So here are the All Time Award winners Best Keith Richard impersonation W H AudenAward for the Best exotic dance Colette and Diablo Cody tieMost transgendered author Gustave Flaubert“Madame Bovary c’est moi” Ok if you say soCreepiest family portrait The FitzgeraldsMost ridiculous hats if that’s what they are Rebecca

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    Has anyone thought of this already? Surely they haveI wonder if it would be possible here on Goodreads to have a page listing all the 1001 books and here's the thing links to our own reviews of them maybe with a limit in the case of famous books with a zillion reviews It would be an interesting resource and would encourage people to review those which haven't got any reviews at all say for instance The Taebek Mountains by Jo Jung rae or

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    As a contributor to this and having seen a few of the reviews I thought I could clear a few things up 1 The title – The publisher commissioned this book as part of its larger series of 1001before you die Having this before you die was a decis

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    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewOnly For Slackers 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter BoxallOriginal Review 2010 04 18I found this list rather heavy on very recent fiction There is also no way of knowing whether books published a few years ago will withstand the test of time and I suspect many won´t This is a reason why apart from a handful of favourites I tend to restrict my sadly limited reading

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    While I of course did not in any way expect to agree with EVERY novel or novella that chief editor and book compiler Peter Boxall has considered worthy of inclusion in his 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and although MANY of my personal favourites are indeed and happily present I do have three main and very personally uncomfortable

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    1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die An Indispensable GuideOf course I didn't read this 960 page behemoth in one day As a matter

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    I joined the 1001 Books group here on Goodreads thinking What a great way to get exposed to a ton of books so I thought I better take a look at the actual listPros Little descriptions of a lot of classic books Lots of books described here that

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    Yeah I know we GR readers already have too many books on our To Reads list As I get older my literary tastes change I've been a little disgruntled with reading lately and thought I'd check this reference guide o

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    Love this book and I can see me returning to it again and again It`s not going to help me lessen my to read list though

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