Thursday, 10 April 2008

110 best books: The perfect library

Not much you can quibble with, really. Apart from Dave Pelzer, who should not be there. And Lynne Truss. I mean come on, they're listing Thucydides and Proust, Diderot and Blake. Who needs Lynne Truss? Nice they have a crime and a romance section, which allows in The Maltese Falcon and Tess of the d'Urbervilles. They should probably have included plays, and criticism, and more non-fiction in general. Everybody needs to have a bit of Oliver Sacks, Gombrich's History of Art, Bertrand Russell and GBS on music. And where was Borges? Throw 100 Years out and let the master in.

YMMV, of course.

110 best books: The perfect library - Telegraph