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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...

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4,282 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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4,160 members, 51 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 12.99

6
25,612 members, 438 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

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963 members, 14 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 7.86

2
54,691 members, 917 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

4
5,977 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
10,746 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

8
26,570 members, 368 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)

Thumbs down: amanda4242

Score: 18.09

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10,108 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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6,383 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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1,198 members, 14 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

33
3,726 members, 30 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.3

39
6,600 members, 66 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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

Score: 8.16

30
6,384 members, 148 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 10.39

1
13,397 members, 167 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 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

49
8,712 members, 119 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 7.56

28
5,138 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

65
2,170 members, 28 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 4.87

51
1,679 members, 48 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Thumbs down: amanda4242

Score: 6.9

12
7,793 members, 225 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

9
3,037 members, 57 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 17.32

18
1,604 members, 21 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

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

Score: 13.9

23
8,598 members, 103 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 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

13
29,592 members, 540 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

20
3,340 members, 58 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Score: 12.38

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8,107 members, 130 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 10.25

34
2,380 members, 31 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 9.3

37
3,222 members, 56 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 8.58

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Started by: Dilara86 (July 2012)

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