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NPR Top 100 Killer Thrillers

National Public Radio's Summer 2010 Top 100

As selected by listeners and edited by NPR's panel.

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/13/1287189...
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The average Goodreads member has read 21 out of 100 books on this list — how many have you read?
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Is there a link to the original list?


message 2: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Susanna wrote: "Is there a link to the original list?"

Yes, I've just added it to the description.


message 3: by Bettie (last edited Jul 02, 2013 11:18AM) (new)

Bettie NPR stands for?

It doesn't even say on that list link!
:O)

eta: National Public Radio, yes?


message 4: by Aaron (new)

Aaron NPR at npr.org is National Public Radio. I've added the full name to the description.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Oh, great, a flipping "challenge" list? I hate those. (Don't see the point of them, either.)


message 6: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Susanna wrote: "Oh, great, a flipping "challenge" list? I hate those. (Don't see the point of them, either.)"

It's actually just an innocent, harmless list of thrillers from npr.org. All static lists have that "List Challenge", as far as I know.


message 7: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna wrote: "Oh, great, a flipping "challenge" list? I hate those. (Don't see the point of them, either.)"

neither do I. they always make me look like a knowitall when if I had the choice, so many wouldn't be voted for at all.

so analytically, it's a static list for americans who know and care what npr is.


message 8: by Antonomasia (last edited Jul 02, 2013 12:58PM) (new)

Antonomasia If there was a way of closing lists to new entries (or only allowing the list owner to add them) whilst still allowing public voting that would be much better.
Not everyone wants to have to clear stuff out of their lists, so in those cases freezing may be the better option for now.

A fair few people abroad are familiar with NPR and its significance (American culture is after all pretty hard to escape). It generally seems to be associated with a demographic equivalent to the Guardian's in the UK.


message 9: by Bettie (new)

Bettie My swedish husband asked 'what has the nepalese rupee got to do with your current egyptian reading pattern?'


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura Good question!!


message 12: by Atheeb (new)

Atheeb Rahman I've read only 5. Challenge accepted!


message 13: by Ed (new)

Ed I've been working my way through this list the past 3 months, I'm up to having read 30. The list is a bit flawed since a few are books that were published right when the list came out so it's biased, like hardball, the hard way, consent to kill, 206 bones...

I've read many other books by the authors on the list so in some cases it was nice to revisit some of them that I missed but turned out to be pretty good, like eye of the needle and charm school.

I also never heard of marathon man. It's a bit underdeveloped, but as a marathoner myself I always thought it funny to see or read chase scenes and think that I'd have no problem escaping.


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