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Old 08-10-2018, 07:08 PM   #1
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100 Most Popular Works of Fiction

PBS set out to produce a list of America’s 100 favorite works of fiction. The alphabetical list (the books aren't ranked) was released this spring, based on a poll of more than 7,000 American readers. The results of the poll were winnowed down by an advisory panel of 'literary industry professionals' using a few rules: The books had to be published (though not necessarily written) in English, with a series like 'Harry Potter' counted as one title, and there could be no more than one book per author."
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:40 PM   #2
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Atlas Shrugged? Oh, please.
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:29 PM   #3
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It doesn't say great, it says popular. Had a roomy in college who adored that book. It validated his behavior as a selfish prick.
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:23 PM   #4
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I've read 16 of those. All the Left Behind series, Game of Thrones, Wheel of Time...
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:48 PM   #5
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My count is 39, though some are series. There might be a couple more, but if I don't remember whether I read them, it doesn't count.
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:13 PM   #6
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27. Some were really good. Some I had to read in school. A couple were in both categories.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:49 PM   #7
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21, I think. But a couple of them I only read the first in the series, and a couple I only know I read them for school, I don't actually remember anything about them.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:19 PM   #8
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19 here, some forgettable, a couple permanent, like Dune.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:41 PM   #9
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31 if I count Atlas Shrugged which I feel is one of the stupidest books ever written. Who is John Galt? Who cares?

As you can probably tell, I have a violent dislike of Ayn Rand who has had a negative impact on people's outlook to this very day. Just another Russian troll. Mueller should investigate her.
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:13 PM   #10
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:27 PM   #11
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Just another Russian troll. Mueller should investigate her.
I say you she dead. For what? 40 yrs?
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:00 PM   #12
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30. and then there are about 10 that I started but decided not to continue pretty early on. like Dorian Gray and War and Peace. Can't remember why I hated them.... And some I have absolutely no intention of picking up. Like 50 shades.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:22 PM   #13
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38. HUH. I didn't think it would be that many.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:48 PM   #14
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I say you she dead. For what? 40 yrs?
Yeah, she's gone to that Great Gulag in the Sky.

She was originally from a very wealthy family of Jewish bankers until 1917 when the Russian Revolution turned everything up side down. Miz Rand (not-her-real-name) managed to escape to the US where she spent the rest of her life nursing her resentments and coming up with a philosophy of complete selfishness that was as extreme in its own way as communism is.

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Old 08-15-2018, 01:44 PM   #15
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Ayn Rand was right. her books were oversimplified and slightly ridiculous, but the main concepts were true.
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