Peter Boxall [kindle] 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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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. 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 West Author who most looked like their own books Jean RhysAuthor who least looked like their own books William BurroughsBest beard Samuel R DelanyCraziest beard Georges Perec Worst dancer Truman CapoteMost awed by his own talent Anthony BurgessBest fistfight between great authors Vargas Llosa versus Gabriel Garcia Maruez We give the award to the loserBest calypso singer Maya AngelouMost pretentious suit Tom WolfeBest interviewees Margaret Atwood and James Ellroy tie invite them on your chat show you ll get your money s worth I must have missed out some awards any suggestions

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

O loves good writing and an inspiration for anyone who is just beginning to discover a love of books Each entry is accompanied by an authoritative yet opinionated critical essay describing the importance and influence of the work in uestion Also included are publishing history and career details about the authors as well as reproductions of period dust jackets and book design. 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 out The first thing I did was to go through my home library and check off how many of these books I actually had I m embarrassed to say less than 50 So I m going to use this list as a guide to broadening my reading horizons together with recommendations by GR friendsThe 2013 edition is beautifully illustrated with concise insight into the novels I ve delved into the pages and have purchased a few so am ready to sit back and resume my reading with a little joy

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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. 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 to established authors 4 times out of 5 when I believe the hype I end up disappointed


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  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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 wha

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    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 commissione

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    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 considere

  7. says:

    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 of fact the selected edition is the second of two copies in my library my personal one and the one I share with my dearest reading friend and partner LyndaRather this is my indisp

  8. says:

    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 dis

  9. says:

    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 out The first thing I did was to go through my home library and check off how many of these books I actually had I

  10. says:

    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