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Novels from The Guardian's Great American Novelist Tournament

Description: All the novelists included in the list a) are American; b) wrote at least 4 great novels; c) wrote within the last 100 years. I've entered all novels in the order used in the original article. Order them the way you see fit in your personal list, thumb down those books you hated or find overrated, and we'll see who, or which book, wins! Original article URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2012/jul/23/great-american-novelist-to...

Members: 19 participating members (show all)

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1
13,347 members, 166 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: worcester (1), Himalmitra (1), lahochstetler (1), auntSteelbreaker (1), leslie.98 (2), kara.shamy (5), eromsted (6), amanda4242 (7), roby72 (8), FranzK72 (9), thecoroner (15)1 more, Dilara86 (19)

Thumbs down: ahef1963

Score: 33.69

2
54,565 members, 912 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), FranzK72 (2), Himalmitra (2), thecoroner (5), kara.shamy (10), roby72 (12), eromsted (14), leslie.98 (32), Dilara86 (95), k8_not_kate

Thumbs down: amanda4242

Score: 23.03

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6,370 members, 105 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: roby72 (2), FranzK72 (3), eromsted (3), Dilara86 (4), thecoroner (10), Himalmitra (19), kara.shamy (31), leslie.98 (40), k8_not_kate

Score: 21.92

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5,959 members, 79 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: auntSteelbreaker (2), roby72 (3), FranzK72 (4), Himalmitra (4), leslie.98 (5), thecoroner (6), kara.shamy (8), Dilara86 (20)

Score: 21.56

5
10,718 members, 244 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: roby72 (4), FranzK72 (5), Dilara86 (5), amanda4242 (6), thecoroner (7), Himalmitra (25), leslie.98 (37), kara.shamy (38), k8_not_kate

Score: 20.41

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25,591 members, 435 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (3), amanda4242 (4), roby72 (5), FranzK72 (6), leslie.98 (22), Himalmitra (28), kara.shamy (29), Dilara86 (69), k8_not_kate

Score: 19.99

7
4,271 members, 31 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (1), thecoroner (1), eromsted (2), Himalmitra (7), leslie.98 (9), roby72 (10), Dilara86 (65)

Score: 19.79

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26,481 members, 366 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (2), leslie.98 (3), aulsmith (3), eromsted (7), thecoroner (8), roby72 (11), FranzK72 (18), Dilara86 (33)

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Score: 18.09

9
3,020 members, 56 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: tulipmedia (2), Himalmitra (9), eromsted (12), FranzK72 (13), roby72 (16), thecoroner (21), Dilara86 (21), leslie.98 (34)

Score: 17.32

10
34,957 members, 540 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), hipdeep (3), amanda4242 (3), Himalmitra (3), aulsmith (4), Dilara86 (9), eromsted (22), leslie.98 (33)

Thumbs down: roby72, k8_not_kate

Score: 17.14

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7,356 members, 164 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: tulipmedia (1), leslie.98 (1), aulsmith (1), auntSteelbreaker (3), Dilara86 (15), kara.shamy (17)

Thumbs down: FranzK72

Score: 17.04

12
7,765 members, 224 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: tulipmedia (3), aulsmith (10), Himalmitra (12), leslie.98 (12), thecoroner (20), FranzK72 (27), roby72 (27), Dilara86 (81)

Score: 16.32

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29,477 members, 538 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: nephron44 (1), hipdeep (4), roby72 (20), thecoroner (24), leslie.98 (30), kara.shamy (36), Dilara86 (36), k8_not_kate

Thumbs down: amanda4242

Score: 15.7

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32,205 members, 426 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), leslie.98 (4), hipdeep (5), Himalmitra (5), roby72 (25), Dilara86 (109), k8_not_kate

Thumbs down: ahef1963

Score: 14.77

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10,087 members, 151 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: roby72 (6), FranzK72 (7), thecoroner (9), kara.shamy (11), leslie.98 (27), Dilara86 (96), k8_not_kate

Score: 14.75

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7,344 members, 79 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: eromsted (4), kara.shamy (6), Himalmitra (6), leslie.98 (6), Dilara86 (17), FranzK72 (28)

Score: 14.21

17
3,979 members, 85 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: tulipmedia (4), aulsmith (11), Himalmitra (13), leslie.98 (13), roby72 (28), FranzK72 (30), Dilara86 (82)

Score: 14.02

18
1,595 members, 21 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: eromsted (1), tulipmedia (6), FranzK72 (10), Himalmitra (16), thecoroner (22), Dilara86 (105)

Score: 13.9

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4,153 members, 51 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: roby72 (1), thecoroner (2), FranzK72 (8), Dilara86 (23), eromsted (29), leslie.98 (31)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 12.99

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3,333 members, 58 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: roby72 (18), FranzK72 (19), leslie.98 (23), Himalmitra (24), thecoroner (25), kara.shamy (30), Dilara86 (68)

Score: 12.38

21
3,254 members, 58 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), amanda4242 (8), aulsmith (9), eromsted (10), Dilara86 (75)

Score: 12.3

22
3,886 members, 67 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (4), Dilara86 (6), aulsmith (7), eromsted (8), amanda4242 (10), leslie.98 (43)

Thumbs down: FranzK72

Score: 12.03

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8,578 members, 103 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: eromsted (9), FranzK72 (11), Himalmitra (11), leslie.98 (11), thecoroner (23), roby72 (26), Dilara86 (66)

Thumbs down: k8_not_kate

Score: 11.9

24
16,988 members, 308 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), lahochstetler (4), kara.shamy (27), roby72 (30), k8_not_kate

Score: 11.85

25
10,969 members, 269 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), Edward (1), Dilara86 (10), kara.shamy (20), leslie.98 (46)

Thumbs down: FranzK72

Score: 11.68

26
1,189 members, 13 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (11), aulsmith (14), Himalmitra (15), leslie.98 (16), roby72 (17), FranzK72 (20), Dilara86 (86)

Thumbs down: k8_not_kate

Score: 11.47

27
11,403 members, 261 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), leslie.98 (7), amanda4242 (9), Dilara86 (16), kara.shamy (18)

Score: 11.39

28
5,132 members, 78 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (5), thecoroner (17), roby72 (19), FranzK72 (22), kara.shamy (33), Dilara86 (117)

Score: 11.29

29
5,742 members, 63 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3), eromsted (16), Himalmitra (21), kara.shamy (26), k8_not_kate

Score: 10.88

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6,360 members, 146 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: tulipmedia (7), roby72 (13), thecoroner (14), FranzK72 (16), Dilara86 (27)

Score: 10.39

31
8,100 members, 129 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (13), roby72 (24), FranzK72 (25), thecoroner (26), leslie.98 (42), Dilara86 (123)

Score: 10.25

32
18,298 members, 268 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (1), Himalmitra (23), leslie.98 (25), Dilara86 (42), k8_not_kate

Thumbs down: auntSteelbreaker

Score: 9.38

33
3,724 members, 30 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (12), FranzK72 (17), eromsted (19), roby72 (21), Dilara86 (67)

Score: 9.3

34
2,369 members, 31 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: roby72 (14), eromsted (17), Dilara86 (24), thecoroner (27), FranzK72 (31)

Score: 9.3

35
4,023 members, 78 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (3), leslie.98 (8), Dilara86 (37), k8_not_kate

Score: 9.24

36
17,358 members, 189 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (2), eromsted (11), FranzK72 (23), leslie.98 (28), Dilara86 (43), k8_not_kate

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Score: 8.88

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3,221 members, 56 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (21), roby72 (22), thecoroner (28), kara.shamy (28), Dilara86 (70)

Score: 8.58

38
4,409 members, 110 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Himalmitra (10), leslie.98 (10), Dilara86 (53), k8_not_kate

Score: 8.18

39
6,584 members, 65 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: roby72 (7), FranzK72 (12), thecoroner (13), Dilara86 (59)

Score: 8.16

40
13,409 members, 126 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (8), amanda4242 (12), leslie.98 (26), eromsted (28)

Score: 8.04

41
9,514 members, 159 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), kara.shamy (24), k8_not_kate

Score: 8

42
958 members, 14 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), FranzK72 (15), Himalmitra (27), Dilara86 (106)

Score: 7.86

43
17,575 members, 324 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: tulipmedia (5), eromsted (13), roby72 (29), FranzK72 (32), Dilara86 (35)

Thumbs down: amanda4242

Score: 7.83

44
7,273 members, 61 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (9), aulsmith (15), Dilara86 (93), k8_not_kate

Score: 7.83

45
8,048 members, 85 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: eromsted (5), kara.shamy (25), leslie.98 (29), Dilara86 (41)

Score: 7.77

46
17,746 members, 220 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (5), Himalmitra (18), eromsted (23), Dilara86 (128)

Score: 7.63

47
2,920 members, 30 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7), Dilara86 (18), FranzK72 (33), leslie.98 (44)

Score: 7.62

48
3,446 members, 73 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12), Himalmitra (14), leslie.98 (14), Dilara86 (83)

Score: 7.61

49
8,685 members, 118 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (14), roby72 (15), thecoroner (16), Dilara86 (56)

Score: 7.56

50
7,744 members, 153 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), eromsted (20), Dilara86 (34)

Score: 6.91

51
1,673 members, 48 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: roby72 (9), thecoroner (19), FranzK72 (24), kara.shamy (35), Dilara86 (116)

Thumbs down: amanda4242

Score: 6.9

52
468 members, 4 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), aulsmith (8), Dilara86 (74)

Score: 6.78

53
8,212 members, 208 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Himalmitra (8), kara.shamy (23), Dilara86 (49)

Score: 5.72

54
1,195 members, 32 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), Dilara86 (40), leslie.98 (45)

Score: 5.69

55
2,332 members, 47 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Himalmitra (17), Dilara86 (22), FranzK72 (26)

Score: 5.59

56
1,265 members, 21 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: eromsted (21), Dilara86 (60), k8_not_kate

Score: 5.5

57
1,212 members, 31 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (24), Dilara86 (54), k8_not_kate

Score: 5.48

58
8,470 members, 197 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (12), leslie.98 (20), Himalmitra (26), FranzK72 (34)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 5.47

59
2,478 members, 48 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13), leslie.98 (15), Dilara86 (84)

Score: 5.46

60
5,012 members, 90 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: eromsted (24), Dilara86 (61), k8_not_kate

Score: 5.44

61
1,893 members, 24 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: eromsted (25), Dilara86 (62), k8_not_kate

Score: 5.41

62
1,659 members, 46 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (39), Dilara86 (46), k8_not_kate

Score: 5.33

63
2,256 members, 44 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Himalmitra (20), kara.shamy (21), Dilara86 (48)

Score: 5.28

64
4,587 members, 55 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (12), eromsted (26), Dilara86 (94)

Score: 5.21

65
2,164 members, 28 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (18), FranzK72 (29), Dilara86 (120)

Score: 4.87

66
8,910 members, 153 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: eromsted (18), Himalmitra (22), leslie.98 (47), Dilara86 (64)

Thumbs down: k8_not_kate

Score: 4.73

67
2,016 members, 27 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), Dilara86 (76)

Score: 4.72

68
909 members, 19 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: roby72 (23), kara.shamy (34), Dilara86 (115)

Score: 4.71

69
8,182 members, 88 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: eromsted (27), leslie.98 (41), Dilara86 (127)

Score: 4.53

70
774 members, 25 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (11), Dilara86 (11)

Score: 4.39

71
1,784 members, 47 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (7), kara.shamy (40)

Score: 4.05

72
4,493 members, 124 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (14), kara.shamy (19)

Score: 3.98

73
3,124 members, 56 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (44), k8_not_kate

Score: 3.75

74
2,560 members, 69 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (63), k8_not_kate

Score: 3.62

75
2,449 members, 51 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13), Dilara86 (99)

Score: 3.38

76
2,562 members, 38 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (14), Dilara86 (98)

Score: 3.34

77
2,046 members, 28 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (30), leslie.98 (38)

Score: 3.32

78
1,407 members, 26 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (15), Dilara86 (100)

Score: 3.3

79
1,812 members, 114 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (16), Dilara86 (97)

Score: 3.28

80
810 members, 6 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (18), Dilara86 (87)

Score: 3.25

81
746 members, 6 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (19), Dilara86 (88)

Score: 3.22

82
3,283 members, 56 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (38), leslie.98 (39)

Score: 3.21

83
761 members, 18 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (37), Dilara86 (47)

Score: 3.15

84
1,484 members, 31 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (36), Dilara86 (52)

Score: 3.12

85
9,186 members, 88 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: eromsted (15), roby72 (33), Dilara86 (77)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 3.05

86
1,567 members, 17 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: roby72 (31), Dilara86 (85)

Score: 3.01

87
1,426 members, 45 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (32), Dilara86 (118)

Score: 2.9

88
1,179 members, 21 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (25)

Score: 1.79

89
1,831 members, 31 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (26)

Score: 1.77

90
11,553 members, 215 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (13), leslie.98 (35)

Thumbs down: Himalmitra

Score: 1.75

91
5,435 members, 81 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (28)

Score: 1.74

92
2,042 members, 21 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (31)

Score: 1.7

93
2,049 members, 22 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (32)

Score: 1.68

94
1,625 members, 25 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (39)

Score: 1.6

95
1,946 members, 29 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (45)

Score: 1.54

96
8,288 members, 190 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (50)

Score: 1.5

97
2,973 members, 33 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (57)

Score: 1.46

98
1,932 members, 21 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (58)

Score: 1.45

99
886 members, 29 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (17), Dilara86 (55)

Thumbs down: Himalmitra

Score: 1.44

100
4,930 members, 85 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (29), roby72 (32)

Thumbs down: leslie.98

Score: 1.41

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