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Filmspotters' Top 100 Books List: The List is Life (2012)
« on: January 28, 2013, 12:14:01 PM »
The full list is here, please enjoy. Thanks to AAAutin for helping greatly with the tallying process, smirnoff for finding and hosting the cover images, and everybody who submitted a ballot. See you in two years!

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1. Middle-Earth Books - J.R.R. Tolkien
2.   1984 - George Orwell
3.   The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare
4.   Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
5.   Dashiell Hammett: Complete Novels - Dashiell Hammett
6.   Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
7.   Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
8.   The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
9.   The Ender's Game Series - Orson Scott Card
10.   The Road - Cormac McCarthy
11.   Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
12.   Calvin and Hobbes - Bill Watterson
13.   Complete Works of Charles Dickens - Charles Dickens
14.   In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
15.   "L.A. Quartet" - James Ellroy
16.   The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series - Douglas Adams
17.   Starship Troopers - Robert A. Heinlein
18.   The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
19.   A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin
20.   The Bible
21.   The Robot Series - Isaac Asimov
22.   To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
23.   Watchmen - Alan Moore and David Gibbons
24.   A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kenedy Toole
25.   Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West - Cormac McCarthy
26.   Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
27.   The Foundation series - Isaac Asimov
28.   The Hannibal Lecter Series - Thomas Harris
29.   Watership Down - Richard Adams
30.   Complete Works of Oscar Wilde - Oscar Wilde
31.   The Dune Series - Frank Herbert
32.   The Underworld USA Trilogy - James Ellroy
33.   His Dark Materials Trilogy - Philip Pullman
34.   Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
35.   Animal Farm - George Orwell
36.   Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
37.   Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
38.   Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
39.   The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics - C.S. Lewis
40.   The Short Novels of John Steinbeck - John Steinbeck
41.   The Trial - Franz Kafka
42.   American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
43.   Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
44.   The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
45.   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
46.   The Giver - Lois Lowry
47.   A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn
48.   Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
49.   Bone - Jeff Smith
50.   The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
51.   The Dark Tower - Stephen King
52.   The Stand - Stephen King
53.   The Stranger - Albert Camus
54.   Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
55.   A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
56.   As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
57.   Cosmicomics - Italo Calvino
58.   Howl and Other Poems - Allen Ginsberg
59.   Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
60.   Never Let me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
61.   Oxford Time Travel - Connie Willis
62.   Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth
63.   The Godfather - Mario Puzo
64.   All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
65.   Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
66.   "Flannery O'Connor : Collected Works" - Flannery O'Connor
67.   Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond
68.   If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino
69.   Jennifer Government - Max Barry
70.   Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
71.   The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A. Milne
72.   The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
73.   The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
74.   At Swim, Two Boys - Jamie O'Neill
75.   East of Eden - John Steinbeck
76.   Glitz - Elmore Leonard
77.   I, Lucifer - Glen Duncan
78.   Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
79.   Moonraker's Bride - Madeleine Brent
80.   On the Road - Jack Kerouac
81.   Perfume - Patrick Süskind
82.   Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein
83.   The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
84.   The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
85.   The Shining - Stephen King
86.   The Time Quintet - Madeleine L'Engle
87.   Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane (The Ninth Configuration) - William Peter Blatty
88.   Farnham's Freehold - Robert A. Heinlein
89.   The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 06:03:29 PM »
89. The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster



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“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 06:06:47 PM »
88. Farnham's Freehold - Robert A. Heinlein



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“If a grasshopper tries to fight a lawnmower, one may admire his courage but not his judgment.”
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87. Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane (The Ninth Configuration) - William Peter Blatty



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“In order for life to have appeared spontaneously on earth, there first had to be hundreds of millions of protein molecules of the ninth configuration. But given the size of the planet Earth, do you know how long it would have taken for just one of these protein molecules to appear entirely by chance? Roughly ten to the two hundred and forty-third power billions of years. And I find that far, far more fantastic than simply believing in God.”
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 06:11:20 PM »
86. The Time Quintet - Madeleine L'Engle



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“IT was the most horrible, the most repellent thing she had ever seen, far more nauseating then anything she had ever imagined with her conscious mind, or that had ever tormented her in her most terrible nightmares.”
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 06:13:10 PM »
The Shining - Stephen King



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“Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in.”
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84. The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury



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“The Men of Earth came to Mars. They came because they were afraid or unafraid, because they were happy or unhappy, because they felt like Pilgrims or did not feel like Pilgrims. There was a reason for each man. They were leaving bad wives or bad towns; they were coming to find something or leave something or get something, to dig up something or bury something or leave something alone. They were coming with small dreams or large dreams or none at all...it was not unusual that the first men were few. The numbers grew steadily in proportion to the census of Earth Men already on Mars. There was comfort in numbers. But the first Lonely Ones had to stand by themselves...”
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83. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis



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“Last year, when he had been staying with the Pevensies, he had managed to hear them all talking of Narnia and he loved teasing them about it. He thought of course that they were making it all up; and as he was far too stupid to make anything up himself, he did not approve of that.”
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82. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein



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“Consider the black widow spider. It's a timid little beastie, useful and, for my taste, the prettiest of the arachnids, with its shiny, patent-leather finish and its red hourglass trademark. But the poor thing has the fatal misfortune of possessing enormously too much power for its size. So everybody kills it on sight.”
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81. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Süskind



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“For people could close their eyes to greatness, to horrors, to beauty, and their ears to melodies or deceiving words. But they couldn't escape scent. For scent was a brother of breath. Together with breath it entered human beings, who couldn't defend themselves against it, not if they wanted to live. And scent entered into their very core, went directly to their hearts, and decided for good and all between affection and contempt, disgust and lust, love and hate. He who ruled scent ruled the hearts of men.”
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