Is it the same as this list? I can tolerate that they have a Harry Potter book at tops, but I would burn that book if I saw Twilight in top 8 of anything "best of fantasy" related.
Taste is objective and so on and so forth, blah-blah-blah, etcetera etcetera...
...That list is bloody awful. If you can't name at least
200 fantasy novels with better prose, character development and plotting than Left Behind
, then you have no business writing a list about the best fantasy novels. In fact, if you've read a Left Behind
novel and haven't spent the time since then trying actively to erase the memory of it from your brain, I'd give serious thought to having a shrink look you over in case the book has somehow brainwashed you into developing some kind of literary Stockholm Syndrome.EDIT
Nope, can't do it. Can't just leave it there. I read, and finished, Left Behind
at the insistence of someone I care about very deeply and at that time didn't want to offend or upset, for reasons not relating to books. Have you ever been handed a cupcake that a friend or relative's toddler 'helped' to make and you know you're going to have to choke it down, even though you're well acquainted with the toddler in question and know with utter certainty that no force in the universe could keep the little bugger's fingers out of their nose or underpants for longer than 30 seconds? And you're now going to have to swallow stodgy cupcake laced with toddler snot and god alone knows what else? Then when you've done it and swallowed your gorge, you have to smile politely and tell the toddler what a lovely cook they are? It was like that, only worse; toddler snot is temporary, while the memory of a truly shitty novel stays with you forever.