Tag Archives: Top 150 Novels

Triple Jeopardy

The U.S.A. Trilogy by John Dos Passos is comprised of three historical fiction novels – The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money. Published in 1938, the style of the books is unique. In addition to fictional stories, the author … Continue reading

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Generations

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields, is a Top 150 novel which made little sense to me. What really amazed me is that the novel won prestigious awards. This is a fictional story about a woman named Daisy who has … Continue reading

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Desire

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser was published in 1900 and is another Top 150 novel. The title of the book led me to believe this would be a story about a nun. I couldn’t have been further from the truth! … Continue reading

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No Aces

The Studs Lonigan Trilogy by James T Farrell is a classic Top 150 novel. It is by far one of the best, grittiest Chicago stories I have read to date. Set in the early 20th century, this is the story … Continue reading

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Damnation

Light in August by William Faulkner was published in 1932 after his child was stillborn. It is another of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. This is a depressing story written during the Great Depression. Not that Faulkner … Continue reading

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I Spell My Name Danger

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett has long been one of my favorite movies. The novel by the same name is one of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. This book reads almost verbatim to the movie and … Continue reading

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Ours is Not to Reason Why

With the start of the New Year, I’ve decided to get back to decreasing the number of books I’ve yet to read on the Top 150 Best Novels List. I just finished reading The Bridge of San Luis Rey by … Continue reading

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