Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1960

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He makes his way to Rayber's house in the city, with his five-year-old son Of course I mean Tarwater makes his way to the house in the city where Rayber lives with *his* five-year son [Bishop, same as his missing mother's maiden name], dammit, sorry.

dow, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 20:56 (seven months ago) link

"Violent Bear it Away" is the only one of these that I've read, at least that I can remember. I think I may have read "To Kill a Mockingbird" at some point long ago.

o. nate, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 21:12 (seven months ago) link

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System, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 00:01 (seven months ago) link

I've read Mockingbird and Liebowitz and Peckham Rye and Weirdstone but I don't feel strongly about any of them.

Scheming politicians are captivating, and it hurts (ledge), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 07:49 (seven months ago) link

I've only read Mockingbird and Canticle. Both have good parts but I'm not voting.

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 21:49 (seven months ago) link

Of the few I've read, nothing stands out as a favorite. I'll abstain, too.

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 22:07 (seven months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 22 April 2021 00:01 (seven months ago) link

i figured mockingbird would've stormed this. was it too obvious a choice?

koogs, Thursday, 22 April 2021 01:19 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, I'm shocked by this too - haven't read Updike but he sounds very unappealing.

Don't think we've been afraid of obvious picks in these before - On The Road, Animal Farm, the two Kafkas.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 22 April 2021 09:05 (seven months ago) link

I didn’t vote in this but maybe a lot of people associate it with being a school book, which can sometimes go against it?

Scamp Granada (gyac), Thursday, 22 April 2021 09:16 (seven months ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1961

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 22 April 2021 09:44 (seven months ago) link

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