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|"1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die"||
I know it's easy to nitpick such a list, but c'mon ... where's Bernard Malamud?? (The Fixer should not be forgotten.) Where's Mailer?? (The Naked and the Dead: Best WWII novel.) Where's James Jones?? (From Here to Eternity: 2nd best WWII novel.) Only one Mark Twain? Only one Jack Kerouac? I know that Jack doesn't have much literary respect, but he's darn sure superior to Elmore Leonard (3 entries) and all those Hitchhiker's Guide sequels.
Ah, but plenty of the likes of Ian McEwan and J.M. Coetzee and Martin Amis. I mean, they're good and all, but ...
Although I will say that I'm impressed with the boldness of listing Stephen King in such company.