30 October 2007

Canon According to Steve Martin

What makes a good book a good book? The issue of canon is huge. I've been debating it in my own head for years and especially whenever my mom gives me a hard time for giving her a hard time about what she reads. In one of my classes last week, we looked at different "Best 100 Books Ever" lists and discussed what influenced their ratings. I thought that this one was worth sharing. I especially appreciated 6, 12, 17, 18, 29, 53-55, and 85. Enjoy.


1 comment:

  1. Spectacular choice of lists. Did you know I love to read anything by Steve Martin (except Shopgirl)?