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message 2501: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Melissa wrote: "I'm so incredibly disappointed to see Twilight at the top of this list. The only positive that I can find in the fact that it's so high up is that young adults are actually READING and taking the ..."

Ehh...I've come to notice it's less discussing and more fangirling over the characters...


message 2502: by Mike (the Paladin) (last edited Jul 06, 2012 11:48AM) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) A lot of people new to this list have the same reaction. It's one of the main reasons I lost interest in most of the lists. Open a list on any subject and it wanders off topic or fan groups move in. Still there are great discussion groups on the site.


message 2503: by Missy (last edited Jul 06, 2012 02:04PM) (new)

Missy Bickford What happened to reading just for the joy of it? The stretching of your imagination, or just immersing oneself in the writers words? Why after reading a book is it neccesary to pick it apart? I ask, where did the love go?


message 2504: by Isolde (new)

Isolde Looks like there's a recency effect in play here.


message 2505: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia nicola wrote: "proof that the truth is not democratic =/

seriously, jane austen? errughhh."


You might not like them, but Jane Austen's books are still recognized as novels of quality, whether you agree or not.


message 2506: by Stella (new)

Stella I want to read twilight just to know what it is about but I'm not a fan of twilight


message 2507: by Florencia (new)

Florencia nicola wrote: "proof that the truth is not democratic =/

seriously, jane austen? errughhh."

Are you being serious?
Jane Austen was a great writer and now a days she's one of the most recognized woman writer in the whole world


message 2508: by Doug (new)

Doug Florencia wrote: "nicola wrote: "proof that the truth is not democratic =/

seriously, jane austen? errughhh."
Are you being serious?
Jane Austen was a great writer and now a days she's one of the most recognized wo..."


Just goes to show you that we all have different taste. I have tried to read her several times and just couldn't get through them. While I recognize her as a great and influencia lwriter, I find her work drek.


message 2509: by Missy (new)

Missy Bickford It can be hard to get into the "classics" as most call them the writing & english are very different from today.We live in a slang world,to each his/her own. Everyone has different tastes and what books each prefers reflects that taste. Happy Reading.


message 2510: by Julie (new)

Julie In response to Jade:
It is one thing to put Twilight on the list but it is insulting to all of the capable/good/fantastic authors and to all of the self-respecting readers out there for it to be number one. Is this the only book these voters have ever read?!

I respect other people's opinions but anyone who thinks that Twilight is the best book ever is undereducated, completely stupid, a philistine or has been paid by some ridiculous fan club of Meyer's.


message 2511: by April (new)

April O'brien Where is "A child called it"?


message 2512: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy Twilight #1? Seriously? wow...


message 2513: by Sarah (new)

Sarah this list...the first 10 books or so are not the best books ever written...


message 2514: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Greg wrote: "Wow, some of these folks need to read more. Or age more. Or go to school, or something. I mean, really."

*thumbs up*


message 2515: by Evan (new)

Evan TWILIGHT? HOW? HOW IN A MILLION YEARS IS THAT DUMB BOOK NUMBER ONE? The majority of the people I know hate it. I hate it. The only people that like it are teenage girls that are all into Pop-culture. Twilight is a terrible, terrible book. Seriously, a vampire ROMANCE? Stupid. Here's the way the list should be!
1: The Bible
2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
3: The Lord of the Rings
Honourable mentions: The Hunger Games, The Help.


message 2516: by Katie (new)

Katie Twilight? TWILIGHT? You've got to be KIDDING ME!

How is that book both at the top spot for BEST and WORST books?


message 2517: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I love how almost everyone is appalled at Twilight and then demands to know where their favourite book is. Granted, I was the same, but I still find that hilarious.

Long live Looking for Alaska!


message 2518: by Chris (new)

Chris Truman Capote famously said of Jack Kerouac's novel On The Road - "That isn't writing at all, it's typing."- just like the current crop of novels that occupy the top of the "best books ever" list.

Chris


message 2519: by Zoha (last edited Jul 15, 2012 09:19AM) (new)

Zoha Why is The Great Gatsby not in the top 100.


message 2520: by Mia (new)

Mia  Cipriano Honest to god is this list a joke?
If not COME ON PEOPLE!!! I like twilight but saying it's on the same line as Rebecca??? ....... one of the most beautifully written books of all time...................ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 2521: by Steven (new)

Steven Felicelli Evan wrote: "TWILIGHT? HOW? HOW IN A MILLION YEARS IS THAT DUMB BOOK NUMBER ONE? The majority of the people I know hate it. I hate it. The only people that like it are teenage girls that are all into Pop-c..."

only someone who hasn't actually read the bible would put it in the top 5000


message 2522: by Steven (new)

Steven Felicelli Cecilia wrote: "nicola wrote: "proof that the truth is not democratic =/

seriously, jane austen? errughhh."

You might not like them, but Jane Austen's books are still recognized as novels of quality, whether you..."


have a masters in English, spend most of my time reading serious literature and philosophy and I don't care much for Jane Austen - BUT she's one of the finest (if not the) writers of prose in the English language - and if retroactively tame, her work was actually a pretty radical break at the time (from say, Samuel Richardson, ugh)

don't really understand the scoffing at Jane Austen with all the other preposterous dreck on this list


message 2523: by Jackie (new)

Jackie is there a way to sort this list? I want to add books to the best books ever but it is really time consuming to scroll thru all these pages.


message 2524: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Steven wrote: "great list - for 12 year olds and soccer moms - here's a serious reader's - I've kept it to novels/book-length fiction

1. The Molloy Trilogy - Samuel Beckett
2. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
..."


I assume you have read all of these classics?


message 2525: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I do just wish people would stop voting Harry Potter, which I enjoyed, and Twilight on these lists. But, it is an open, public forum. I have found good books via this site, so I think I'll survive.


message 2526: by Steven (new)

Steven Felicelli Kevin wrote: "Steven wrote: "great list - for 12 year olds and soccer moms - here's a serious reader's - I've kept it to novels/book-length fiction

1. The Molloy Trilogy - Samuel Beckett
2. To the Lighthouse - ..."


I spent 20 years without a real job, girlfriend, social life, family contact, etc. trying to be the next Ezra Pound (failed miserably, had two esoteric and obnoxiously erudite novellas remaindered and got married instead) - I used to read a book every couple of days and my criteria for readlist was: author dead, gathering dust on suburban library shelf - I've read those and a few thousand more - hence, my embittered, arrogant displays above - would've been better off auto-piloting into cyberspace like the rest of the drones and so I'm trying that now


message 2527: by Mo (new)

Mo gah. mostly school and pop books.


message 2528: by James (new)

James The most politely put way I can is put this list is FUCKING RETARDED. The Book of Mormon, really? It should be renamed the Book of Bullshit. Twilight is better then War and Peace, Walden, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Crime and Punishment. Well, I see we have geniuses in our presence.


message 2529: by James (new)

James Jade wrote: "I agree with Becca and Elizabeth.

Endre:Is there a moderator that could eliminate the vulgar comments as above?

I don't see anything wrong with the Book of Mormon being in the list. I don't thin..."

You say that we probably havent read the Book of Mormon or Twilight. Have any of you Einsteins read The Brothers Karamasov? I really doubt it;plus, your opinion doesnt mean jack shit if its uninformed.


message 2530: by Mike (the Paladin) (last edited Jul 17, 2012 11:18AM) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) To me the best thing about this list is the reaction I see when many people find it for the first time. These lists all end up being popularity contests. The same books on the best and worst lists, books that don't even fit the topic added to lists.

Of course young teens list Twilight, they've never read much else and schools today graduate kids from high school who can barely read at all.

I just look at the lists as a place to get a good laugh.


message 2531: by Drew (new)

Drew Spevak I appreciate vampire/werewolf stories as much as the next person, but Twilight? Seriously?!? A story centered around a century-plus old fascinated by a 17 year old girl?! One can't possibly be fascinating until, at least, the age of 30. There is suspension of disbelief; then, there's Twilight.


message 2532: by Drew (new)

Drew Spevak Kirsten wrote: "I'm annoyed with Twilight. Extremely

And where is The Shack?"


Seriously.


message 2533: by Drew (new)

Drew Spevak Bee wrote: "why are none of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy on here?"

I did read the series (which was fairly interesting), but felt the ending was centered around more about mocking organized religion than wrapping up the story. I was seriously disappointed.


message 2534: by Twizzie (new)

Twizzie Uh, Hush,Hush???


message 2535: by Nicola (new)

Nicola 1. Twilight.

Enough said! ;)


message 2536: by Gillian (new)

Gillian Marla wrote: "this is the second list--worst books was the first--and i'm done. this is madness. i mean, how many mormons congregated to vote the book of mormon as a top 100 book? really?" i agree!


message 2537: by Gillian (new)

Gillian This list is a joke! Stephanie Meyer is one of the worst authors in history. My parrot could write a better book then her.


message 2538: by Mike (the Paladin) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) Cool. Has you parrot had anything published? If he/she is even a fraction as successful as Meyer you can both retire!


message 2539: by Maia (new)

Maia B. I agree with Jazmine...maybe some people should just grow a brain?


message 2540: by Colette (new)

Colette I'd like to see this list organized by category - ie how can you compare Dr Suess books with Crime Novels and adult books..........


message 2541: by Gillian (new)

Gillian Gillian wrote: "This list is a joke! Stephanie Meyer is one of the worst authors in history. My parrot could write a better book then her."

Mike...they are both considering it since it was so easy for Meyer to write a book. :)


message 2542: by Mike (the Paladin) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) Cool, they can use pinfeather names. :)


message 2543: by Colette (new)

Colette If you haven't read "Still Alice" read it - it is about an Alzheimer patient from her early stages of the disease and how she realizes something is wrong before anyone else. A Harvard professor no less. It affects anyone and everyone.


message 2544: by Mike (the Paladin) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) I just noticed the insult to soccer moms above....(post 2552) Not cool dude.


message 2545: by Jenny (new)

Jenny This list is automatically invalidated in that Twilight and The Hunger Games are the first two books. Seriously? BEST BOOKS EVER? These voters must not read very much. Or maybe they're, on average, 13 years old.


message 2546: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca While our great grandparents had to be content with just reading, now we can finally make our books race each other.


message 2547: by Peter (new)

Peter Molnar I'm absolutely amazed that anyone would nominate "Twilight" as #1 on any top ten list, unless of course you're compiling a list of the most poorly-written and ill-conceived concepts of contemporary writing.


message 2548: by Roisin (new)

Roisin Twilight?! Really?


message 2549: by Yanin.n (new)

Yanin.n I dont understand how Twilight comes up top in these polls!


message 2550: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Bernstein Green Eggs and Ham in the top 100 is just hilarious. But the fact that a Twilight Book is number one...that is just sad. What's next, Fifty Shades of Grey? I think Green Eggs and Ham is more deserving, personally.


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