Time Magazine's Best Novels in English

The Time magazine critics, Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo have published a list of what they consider are the best novels published in English since 1923. And why that date? 'Cos that's the year Time started publication, so I guess it's as good a date as any.

All in all, it's a pretty good list. We could quibble about various entries here and there, but we won't as we haven't read all of them. It's nice to see Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman made it - it's an old favourite and it normally gets dumped on from a great height.

As far as I can tell the only Australian book on the list is Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children. I didn't take it on holidays but it has now moved to the "to-be-read" pile in the bedroom. One of them anyway.

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