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Radcliffe's 100 Best Novel of the 20th Century

Description: Compare to 1989 C.K Shorter's list of Best 100 novels, and Modern Library's rival 100 best novels of the 20th. Also easily found in LT's Common Knowledge: Book awards. But now you can rank them. "On July 21, 1998, the Radcliffe Publishing Course [i.e. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University] compiled and released its own list of the century’s top 100 novels, at the request of the Modern Library editorial board."

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1
34,097 members, 533 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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Score: 37.91

2
49,744 members, 844 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: matthewmason (1), smcwl (3), FlorianKarpfinger (5), hipdeep (6), ahef1963 (7), Clio12 (8), kara.shamy (11), Bretzky1 (12), thecoroner (15), blackdove07 (15), mooingzelda (18)3 more, roby72 (21), mspixieears, cej1027

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Score: 31.79

3
56,316 members, 889 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (2), ahef1963 (2), FlorianKarpfinger (3), Clio12 (3), aulsmith (3), Bluewolf0411 (6), Bretzky1 (7), matthewmason (9), smcwl (19), blackdove07 (20), roby72 (45)1 more, mspixieears

Score: 30.52

4
24,187 members, 338 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Clio12 (1), aulsmith (1), Bretzky1 (3), matthewmason (3), thecoroner (5), FlorianKarpfinger (6), hipdeep (10), Bluewolf0411 (13), roby72 (22), kara.shamy (28), cej1027

Score: 29.71

5
54,053 members, 1,094 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (1), FlorianKarpfinger (2), Bluewolf0411 (2), hipdeep (4), matthewmason (4), mooingzelda (9), ahef1963 (13), Clio12 (15), roby72 (44), mspixieears, cej1027

Score: 28.85

6
40,365 members, 591 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (1), Bluewolf0411 (8), FlorianKarpfinger (9), blackdove07 (12), mooingzelda (12), hipdeep (13), matthewmason (17), ahef1963 (19), Clio12 (22), kara.shamy (27), roby72 (35)1 more, mspixieears

Score: 26.23

7
10,860 members, 193 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), blackdove07 (7), Clio12 (7), aulsmith (8), FlorianKarpfinger (11), smcwl (12), Bretzky1 (13), cej1027 (13), cindyst2000 (13), roby72 (32), matthewmason (33)1 more, mspixieears

Score: 25.87

8
37,784 members, 499 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (4), Bretzky1 (8), smcwl (8), FlorianKarpfinger (8), mooingzelda (15), matthewmason (16), blackdove07 (17), ahef1963 (18), Clio12 (21), roby72 (41), cej1027

Score: 23.82

9
16,021 members, 235 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: FlorianKarpfinger (4), ahef1963 (4), Clio12 (5), aulsmith (6), cindyst2000 (11), thecoroner (12), blackdove07 (13), matthewmason (21), roby72 (28), cej1027, mspixieears

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Score: 23.41

10
32,361 members, 493 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), ahef1963 (5), Clio12 (6), FlorianKarpfinger (7), Bluewolf0411 (7), aulsmith (7), blackdove07 (14), smcwl (26), matthewmason (29), roby72 (47), mspixieears

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Score: 23.06

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29,835 members, 393 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (2), ahef1963 (3), Clio12 (4), aulsmith (5), hipdeep (8), blackdove07 (10), FlorianKarpfinger (12), matthewmason (15), thecoroner (27), roby72 (37)

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Score: 22.09

12
13,060 members, 309 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (4), hipdeep (7), ahef1963 (8), Clio12 (10), aulsmith (13), blackdove07 (16), thecoroner (28), roby72 (34), matthewmason (47), mspixieears, cej1027

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Score: 21.4

13
52,475 members, 854 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: matthewmason (2), smcwl (10), FlorianKarpfinger (10), blackdove07 (11), ahef1963 (11), cindyst2000 (12), Bretzky1 (14), Clio12 (14), mooingzelda (17), thecoroner (22), roby72 (25)

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Score: 20.15

14
7,982 members, 153 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: peterveen (2), kara.shamy (13), smcwl (17), blackdove07 (19), FlorianKarpfinger (22), ahef1963 (30), Clio12 (33), matthewmason (39), roby72 (46), mspixieears

Score: 19.72

15
14,237 members, 243 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (2), roby72 (4), blackdove07 (4), FlorianKarpfinger (17), kara.shamy (32), ahef1963 (32), Clio12 (36), matthewmason (46), mspixieears

Score: 19.52

16
26,942 members, 491 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (9), blackdove07 (9), Bluewolf0411 (9), matthewmason (12), FlorianKarpfinger (13), ahef1963 (16), Clio12 (19), thecoroner (29), roby72 (43)

Score: 18.39

17
12,635 members, 176 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: roby72 (2), thecoroner (3), cindyst2000 (6), FlorianKarpfinger (20), kara.shamy (33), matthewmason (34), ahef1963 (45), mspixieears

Score: 17.72

18
9,081 members, 107 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (10), thecoroner (13), kara.shamy (14), roby72 (15), FlorianKarpfinger (19), smcwl (23), ahef1963 (23), matthewmason (59), mspixieears

Score: 17.47

19
15,670 members, 144 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4), thecoroner (7), ahef1963 (12), matthewmason (14), roby72 (18), kara.shamy (21), FlorianKarpfinger (21), mspixieears

Score: 17.18

20
15,417 members, 269 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (4), matthewmason (7), ahef1963 (15), FlorianKarpfinger (16), Clio12 (17), mooingzelda (19), kara.shamy (24), roby72 (26)

Score: 16.79

21
21,394 members, 750 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (2), mooingzelda (7), matthewmason (13), ahef1963 (17), Clio12 (20), cej1027, mspixieears

Score: 16.25

22
5,758 members, 48 reviews
4.6 stars (4.6 stars)

Lists: raperper (1), cindyst2000 (3), cej1027 (14), mooingzelda (16), ahef1963 (31), Clio12 (34), matthewmason (40), mspixieears

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Score: 16.05

23
16,915 members, 236 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (1), roby72 (1), matthewmason (6), kara.shamy (19), FlorianKarpfinger (23), ahef1963 (43), mspixieears

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Score: 15.86

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6,943 members, 154 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (2), thecoroner (6), smcwl (25), roby72 (27), kara.shamy (29), ahef1963 (35), Clio12 (44), matthewmason (60)

Score: 15.82

25
16,391 members, 340 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (6), blackdove07 (8), thecoroner (14), FlorianKarpfinger (14), roby72 (19), ahef1963 (34), Clio12 (42), matthewmason (53)

Score: 15.7

26
13,441 members, 397 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (3), smcwl (14), FlorianKarpfinger (15), ahef1963 (40), roby72 (48), Clio12 (51), matthewmason (71), mspixieears

Score: 15.13

27
12,169 members, 141 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: peterveen (3), kara.shamy (6), matthewmason (10), thecoroner (17), roby72 (20), FlorianKarpfinger (40), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 14.85

28
21,538 members, 294 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (15), aulsmith (15), ahef1963 (21), roby72 (30), thecoroner (31), matthewmason (31), FlorianKarpfinger (34), mspixieears

Score: 14.69

29
7,085 members, 117 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: roby72 (16), mooingzelda (20), thecoroner (24), FlorianKarpfinger (30), kara.shamy (31), Clio12 (45), matthewmason (63), mspixieears

Score: 14.07

30
6,361 members, 91 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: smcwl (1), kara.shamy (15), thecoroner (32), FlorianKarpfinger (36), roby72 (36), Clio12 (41), matthewmason (52)

Score: 14.05

31
12,358 members, 204 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), cindyst2000 (7), kara.shamy (17), matthewmason (23), ahef1963 (26), Clio12 (26)

Score: 13.8

32
9,226 members, 133 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (8), roby72 (11), aulsmith (11), kara.shamy (12), ahef1963 (25), FlorianKarpfinger (41), matthewmason (62)

Score: 13.72

33
18,671 members, 271 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (3), FlorianKarpfinger (18), roby72 (29), thecoroner (33), Clio12 (38), matthewmason (49), mspixieears

Score: 13.5

34
23,797 members, 394 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), roby72 (5), Bretzky1 (6), matthewmason (11), Clio12 (18), kara.shamy (26), FlorianKarpfinger (56)

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Score: 13.43

35
8,063 members, 139 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3), smcwl (4), mooingzelda (13), matthewmason (22), ahef1963 (24), Clio12 (25), mspixieears

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Score: 13.42

36
13,697 members, 224 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (5), ahef1963 (10), Clio12 (13), aulsmith (14), matthewmason (90), cej1027, mspixieears

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Score: 12.86

37
9,694 members, 230 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: roby72 (9), smcwl (13), thecoroner (16), blackdove07 (22), kara.shamy (30), Clio12 (35), FlorianKarpfinger (42), matthewmason (42)

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Score: 12.76

38
9,845 members, 151 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: smcwl (7), blackdove07 (18), FlorianKarpfinger (31), Clio12 (37), matthewmason (48), roby72 (49), mspixieears

Score: 12.75

39
7,950 members, 92 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: roby72 (3), thecoroner (9), smcwl (15), kara.shamy (18), matthewmason (35), FlorianKarpfinger (46)

Score: 12.5

40
5,416 members, 73 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7), roby72 (7), hipdeep (11), thecoroner (11), FlorianKarpfinger (43), matthewmason (58)

Score: 12.32

41
3,389 members, 55 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), Clio12 (9), aulsmith (9), smcwl (20), matthewmason (36)

Score: 12.14

42
7,129 members, 79 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: smcwl (6), thecoroner (30), roby72 (33), ahef1963 (36), FlorianKarpfinger (37), Clio12 (46), matthewmason (64)

Score: 12.14

43
16,722 members, 345 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (5), mooingzelda (14), FlorianKarpfinger (24), matthewmason (26), Clio12 (28), roby72 (38)

Score: 11.67

44
16,761 members, 242 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (10), matthewmason (18), ahef1963 (20), Clio12 (23), smcwl (24), FlorianKarpfinger (25)

Score: 11.51

45
11,069 members, 134 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (4), kara.shamy (4), cindyst2000 (9), matthewmason (24), roby72 (31)

Score: 11.47

46
5,047 members, 90 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (10), mooingzelda (10), roby72 (13), FlorianKarpfinger (28), ahef1963 (49), matthewmason (93)

Score: 11.14

47
15,862 members, 177 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (11), matthewmason (20), ahef1963 (22), Clio12 (24), FlorianKarpfinger (27), roby72 (39)

Score: 11.1

48
13,521 members, 306 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (9), roby72 (23), ahef1963 (39), Clio12 (50), matthewmason (70), cej1027

Score: 11.08

49
13,259 members, 128 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (12), Bretzky1 (16), ahef1963 (28), Clio12 (30), matthewmason (30), FlorianKarpfinger (33)

Score: 10.98

50
20,221 members, 317 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (12), FlorianKarpfinger (29), ahef1963 (29), Clio12 (31), matthewmason (32), mspixieears

Score: 10.97

51
17,743 members, 208 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (11), FlorianKarpfinger (26), ahef1963 (27), matthewmason (28), smcwl (29), Clio12 (29)

Score: 10.91

52
3,838 members, 43 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: roby72 (14), thecoroner (19), kara.shamy (20), FlorianKarpfinger (44), matthewmason (44), ahef1963 (46)

Score: 10.52

53
10,393 members, 189 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: roby72 (10), thecoroner (34), FlorianKarpfinger (35), ahef1963 (50), matthewmason (100), mspixieears

Score: 10.32

54
10,479 members, 145 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (1), kara.shamy (5), matthewmason (19), FlorianKarpfinger (39)

Score: 10.19

55
6,789 members, 131 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), ahef1963 (33), Clio12 (39), matthewmason (50), mspixieears

Score: 10.14

56
27,151 members, 495 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5), blackdove07 (6), ahef1963 (41), Clio12 (52), matthewmason (72), cej1027

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Score: 10.13

57
5,720 members, 171 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: peterveen (4), mooingzelda (21), Clio12 (55), matthewmason (81), cej1027, mspixieears

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Score: 9.96

58
8,985 members, 198 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: roby72 (17), thecoroner (21), FlorianKarpfinger (32), ahef1963 (42), Clio12 (53), matthewmason (74)

Score: 9.94

59
2,291 members, 38 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: peterveen (5), smcwl (9), Clio12 (59), matthewmason (98), mspixieears

Score: 9.7

60
7,315 members, 79 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: peterveen (6), kara.shamy (23), matthewmason (25), Clio12 (27), FlorianKarpfinger (50)

Score: 9.43

61
5,369 members, 68 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (1), kara.shamy (22), matthewmason (41), mspixieears

Score: 9.43

62
5,829 members, 149 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), Clio12 (12), aulsmith (12), roby72 (50), matthewmason (95)

Score: 9.39

63
16,647 members, 204 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (5), smcwl (28), ahef1963 (38), Clio12 (48), matthewmason (66)

Score: 8.95

64
11,790 members, 135 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: smcwl (2), Clio12 (11), aulsmith (16), thecoroner (35), matthewmason (54)

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Score: 8.68

65
8,061 members, 113 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: roby72 (24), thecoroner (25), FlorianKarpfinger (45), matthewmason (82), mspixieears

Score: 8.47

66
3,009 members, 37 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), roby72 (12), thecoroner (26), matthewmason (88)

Score: 8.27

67
6,903 members, 94 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (3), smcwl (27), FlorianKarpfinger (38), matthewmason (65)

Score: 7.81

68
6,386 members, 196 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (21), thecoroner (41), Clio12 (54), FlorianKarpfinger (55), matthewmason (79)

Score: 7.74

69
6,537 members, 54 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: smcwl (5), kara.shamy (9), FlorianKarpfinger (65), matthewmason (91)

Score: 7.69

70
6,417 members, 80 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (36), roby72 (42), FlorianKarpfinger (47), Clio12 (57), matthewmason (86)

Score: 7.5

71
3,111 members, 31 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: roby72 (6), thecoroner (20), FlorianKarpfinger (49), matthewmason (80)

Score: 7.3

72
6,494 members, 89 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: roby72 (8), thecoroner (18), FlorianKarpfinger (48), matthewmason (84)

Score: 7.16

73
13,433 members, 235 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: matthewmason (5), ahef1963 (14), Clio12 (16)

Score: 6.74

74
5,155 members, 32 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: smcwl (11), thecoroner (37), FlorianKarpfinger (59), matthewmason (75)

Score: 6.62

75
3,482 members, 40 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (22), kara.shamy (25), FlorianKarpfinger (51), matthewmason (56)

Score: 6.6

76
15,129 members, 207 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: smcwl (16), thecoroner (38), matthewmason (43), FlorianKarpfinger (64)

Score: 6.59

77
11,311 members, 214 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (12), thecoroner (40), FlorianKarpfinger (54), matthewmason (85)

Score: 6.53

78
8,530 members, 87 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (23), roby72 (40), FlorianKarpfinger (53), matthewmason (73)

Score: 6.27

79
4,590 members, 80 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: smcwl (21), thecoroner (39), FlorianKarpfinger (63), matthewmason (97)

Score: 6.16

80
5,178 members, 97 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (1), matthewmason (38)

Score: 5.61

81
4,451 members, 70 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (8), Clio12 (43), matthewmason (57)

Score: 5.4

82
3,002 members, 50 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (5), Clio12 (60), matthewmason (99)

Score: 5.38

83
2,434 members, 26 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: peterveen (7), FlorianKarpfinger (58), matthewmason (69)

Score: 5.3

84
6,758 members, 70 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), ahef1963 (48), matthewmason (68)

Score: 5.29

85
2,218 members, 18 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: smcwl (18), FlorianKarpfinger (60), matthewmason (77)

Score: 4.73

86
3,956 members, 99 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: smcwl (22), Clio12 (58), matthewmason (89)

Score: 4.6

87
9,220 members, 133 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (37), Clio12 (49), matthewmason (67)

Score: 4.53

88
8,735 members, 103 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (47), FlorianKarpfinger (52), matthewmason (55)

Score: 4.49

89
1,943 members, 19 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (42), FlorianKarpfinger (62), matthewmason (87)

Score: 4.31

90
3,632 members, 73 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (10), matthewmason (94)

Score: 3.53

91
4,041 members, 45 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (10), matthewmason (96)

Score: 3.53

92
5,354 members, 61 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: matthewmason (27), kara.shamy (34)

Score: 3.41

93
12,635 members, 159 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Clio12 (32), matthewmason (37)

Score: 3.3

94
9,606 members, 220 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Clio12 (40), matthewmason (51)

Score: 3.09

95
7,925 members, 92 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: matthewmason (45), FlorianKarpfinger (57)

Score: 3

96
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: Clio12 (47), matthewmason (61)

Score: 2.96

97
17,095 members, 298 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (11), FlorianKarpfinger (66), matthewmason (92)

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Score: 2.89

98
4,178 members, 106 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Clio12 (56), matthewmason (83)

Score: 2.79

99
1,885 members, 34 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: FlorianKarpfinger (61), matthewmason (78)

Score: 2.78

100
2,498 members, 32 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: matthewmason (76)

Score: 1.36

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