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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 05/13/2006 :  17:13:32  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
I noticed that the New York Times recently polled various judges to come up with the best work of fiction of the last 25 years.

Now, I'm not much of a fiction reader (too much scholarly non-fiction!), but I thought I'd throw this out there. Of course, it's not skeptic-related-- in fact it's rather highfalutin-- but I did read some of these books when I was younger and figured others may want to discuss:

WINNER:
*Beloved, by Toni Morrison (1987)

THE RUNNERS-UP:
*Underworld, by Don DeLillo (1997)

*Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy (1985)

*Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels, by John Updike

(actually Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971), Rabbit Is Rich (1981), and Rabbit at Rest' (1995))

*American Pastoral, by Philip Roth (1997).

It should be noted that HH already talked about McCarthy's Blood Meridian, so perhaps we are a highfalutin bunch!

Anyhow, have a look at the list and share your thoughts!

Edited by - Cuneiformist on 05/13/2006 17:15:29

H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2006 :  23:05:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
Woot! Blood Meridian made the list. See my sig for my review. Best book of all time in my humble opinion.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 05/14/2006 :  07:24:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Not my type; I'd rather revel in fantasy and sci-fi fiction.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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