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Re: Top 100 - Goodreads
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2020, 07:31:18 AM »
I'm with you on the John Connolly though - never heard of it! (Though I've seen his name all over thrillers everywhere.)
Funnily enough, I've read this book, back in 2012, from the library.
I really can't remember what made me choose it, if it was a recc somewhere or I was just browsing.
I gave it 3 stars and I can't remember much - even reading the summary on wikipedia ???
I’ve got the John Connolly. It’s a coming of age thing that goes into a fantasy world. It’s quite good. What surprised me about the list were the things that weren’t on it. Almost nothing YA or for younger readers, even classics. Was interesting that the most recent Sarah Maas made the list, but not her older stuff, then I remembered that’s considered YA and the new one isn’t.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Top 100 - Goodreads
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2020, 11:44:35 AM »
Michael Connelly is much more popular.
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Re: Top 100 - Goodreads
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2020, 11:55:06 AM »
I just noticed you wanted to know the 'strange books'.
For me it was on the SF list, many that I don't consider SF - ok, let me accept dystopian as SF, so that covers a bunch of them.
As for the others: Animal Farm, Frankenstein, Clockwork Orange, Cloud Atlas (although this one can straddle both camps), Blindness, The passage

And in the Fantasy list it's mostly the mythology stuff I mentioned before: Madeleine Miller and Stephen Fry, and other completely unknown books.
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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2020, 02:43:08 AM »
What I found interesting in the fantasy list were the omissions. No Harry Potter for example, and by and large with a few exceptions (Narnia was one), anything YA or aimed at a younger audience seemed to nit make the list. There was also some very recent stuff like The Starless Sea and The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Sarah Maas’ most recent book was in the list, but none of her earlier stuff, and oddly enough the new book is the only one of hers that hasn’t been marketed as YA.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2020, 04:26:08 PM »
51 fantasy and 66 SF for me, with a few I'm not sure about in both lists. I'm glad they stuck to just the first book in a series, because there are a lot that I dropped after one book, and quite a few where I just having got round to the second book yet.

Odd lists, but who doesn't love a list?