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Thursday, September 9, 2010


New Zealanders have voted, and Whitcoulls have launched its new list of Top 100 books.

Surprise, surprise (joking) the Millenium Trilogy heads the parade.   A real surprise is how Harry Potter has slumped.  It is nice to see classics (old and new) like Pride & Prejudice, To Kill a Mocking Bird and Memoirs of a Geisha there.  Alice Sebold's Lovely Bones is probably predictable, as there has been so much publicity here, what with our own Sir Peter Jackson producing the film -- which made me raise an eyebrow to see that none of the Lord of the Rings series is in the top twenty.

As for the rest of the list, I evidently have to visit a store to see the full array.  Why have they not posted the full list on the website?  There lurks a mystery.

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