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message 1: by Jimmy (last edited Aug 29, 2012 06:40AM) (new)

Jimmy (jimmylorunning) | 145 comments Mod
1. L'Assommoir by Emile Zola and Nana by Zola (tie)
2. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
3. Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant
4. Anna Karenina
5. Grapes of Wrath
6. Appointment in Samarra and BUtterfield 8 (tie) by John O'Hara
7. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
8. Studs Lonigan by James T. Farrell
9. Our Town by Thornton Wilder
10. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh

by Tom Wolfe


message 2: by Megan (new)

Megan (crazymeg531) | 3 comments Are these actually Tom Wolfe's favorite books?


message 3: by Jimmy (new)

Jimmy (jimmylorunning) | 145 comments Mod
According to this website it is: http://www.toptenbooks.net/newsingle....

Although I'm not sure if it's Tom Wolfe who wrote Electric Kool Aid Acid Test or if it's the Thomas Wolfe (completely different author) who wrote Look Homeward, Angel. They do seem like weird choices for the former.


message 4: by Megan (new)

Megan (crazymeg531) | 3 comments Thanks for clarifying, interesting website too...they certainly don't seem like books he would choose! :)


message 5: by Darkhawk (new)

Darkhawk | 1 comments FYI This is Tom Wolfe, author of Electric Kool Aid. In the collection "Top 10", he also makes an impassioned argument for Studs Lonigan as a more unusual choice.


message 6: by Megan (new)

Megan (crazymeg531) | 3 comments Thanks for the response. Still hard to believe it's his list compared to what he's written, lol. :)


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