Wednesday, August 09, 2006

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

While messing around on, I found mention of this book: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. While the book is worth buying if you like that sort of thing, here is the actual list if you're not ready to commit.

The cover featured here is the UK edition and much more appropriate then the hideous, this is a bad, not so much written as spawned by marketers, Barnes&Noble sales rack book, that the US cover seems to aspire to. What are the marketers/designers thinking? Honestly would anyone caught thinking about purchasing such a hefty volume really appreciate the US cover? But I quibble. (Although I actually know people who are buying the book from the UK to avoid the embarassment of owing the US edition, so...)

Anyways, like any definitive list, this one got mixed reviews, however it's not a bad place to start if you're going to read some fiction. And its a LOT less stuffy than some other lists that I could mention.

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