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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
12,981 members, 157 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

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53,126 members, 901 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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6,122 members, 99 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

4
5,823 members, 76 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
10,423 members, 240 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

6
25,038 members, 418 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 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
4,224 members, 30 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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25,782 members, 353 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

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2,932 members, 55 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
34,199 members, 528 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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7,082 members, 153 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
7,482 members, 220 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 16.32

13
28,686 members, 525 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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31,499 members, 415 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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9,844 members, 146 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

16
7,166 members, 77 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
3,855 members, 83 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
1,573 members, 20 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

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

Score: 13.9

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4,041 members, 49 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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3,305 members, 59 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
3,110 members, 53 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 12.3

22
3,711 members, 65 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 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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8,375 members, 100 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

24
16,513 members, 294 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 11.85

25
10,538 members, 251 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Thumbs down: FranzK72

Score: 11.68

26
1,150 members, 13 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 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
11,078 members, 251 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 11.39

28
5,082 members, 77 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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

Score: 11.29

29
5,571 members, 59 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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6,188 members, 136 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 10.39

31
7,958 members, 125 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
17,841 members, 261 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
3,667 members, 30 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.3

34
2,296 members, 29 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 9.3

35
3,900 members, 79 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Score: 9.24

36
16,933 members, 187 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

37
3,150 members, 53 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

Score: 8.58

38
4,277 members, 105 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 8.18

39
6,445 members, 63 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 8.16

40
13,178 members, 126 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 8.04

41
9,271 members, 154 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 8

42
923 members, 13 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 7.86

43
17,054 members, 318 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

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

Thumbs down: amanda4242

Score: 7.83

44
7,067 members, 58 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Score: 7.83

45
7,882 members, 82 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 7.77

46
17,337 members, 217 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 7.63

47
2,840 members, 31 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

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

Score: 7.62

48
3,349 members, 73 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 7.61

49
8,491 members, 118 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 7.56

50
7,516 members, 148 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 6.91

51
1,645 members, 45 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
455 members, 4 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

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

Score: 6.78

53
8,002 members, 201 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 5.72

54
1,160 members, 32 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 5.69

55
2,255 members, 44 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Score: 5.59

56
1,239 members, 20 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 5.5

57
1,182 members, 31 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Score: 5.48

58
8,271 members, 188 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 5.47

59
2,411 members, 49 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 5.46

60
4,898 members, 90 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 5.44

61
1,859 members, 22 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Score: 5.41

62
1,632 members, 46 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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

Score: 5.33

63
2,204 members, 43 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 5.28

64
4,467 members, 55 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

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

Score: 5.21

65
2,110 members, 26 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 4.87

66
8,750 members, 150 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
1,966 members, 27 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 4.72

68
884 members, 19 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

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

Score: 4.71

69
7,963 members, 86 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 4.53

70
744 members, 24 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (11), Dilara86 (11)

Score: 4.39

71
1,747 members, 49 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 4.05

72
4,309 members, 113 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 3.98

73
3,037 members, 55 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (44), k8_not_kate

Score: 3.75

74
2,526 members, 70 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (63), k8_not_kate

Score: 3.62

75
2,417 members, 47 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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

Score: 3.38

76
2,523 members, 37 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 3.34

77
1,999 members, 27 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Score: 3.32

78
1,392 members, 27 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 3.3

79
1,753 members, 113 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Score: 3.28

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

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

Score: 3.25

81
733 members, 6 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 3.22

82
3,196 members, 56 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

Score: 3.21

83
739 members, 17 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

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

Score: 3.15

84
1,451 members, 28 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 3.12

85
8,994 members, 86 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

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

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 3.05

86
1,498 members, 18 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: roby72 (31), Dilara86 (85)

Score: 3.01

87
1,382 members, 46 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

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

Score: 2.9

88
1,164 members, 20 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (25)

Score: 1.79

89
1,767 members, 29 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (26)

Score: 1.77

90
11,314 members, 215 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Himalmitra

Score: 1.75

91
5,335 members, 76 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (28)

Score: 1.74

92
1,988 members, 21 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (31)

Score: 1.7

93
2,004 members, 22 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (32)

Score: 1.68

94
1,590 members, 24 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (39)

Score: 1.6

95
1,884 members, 29 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (45)

Score: 1.54

96
8,090 members, 190 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (50)

Score: 1.5

97
2,914 members, 32 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (57)

Score: 1.46

98
1,910 members, 21 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (58)

Score: 1.45

99
861 members, 31 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Himalmitra

Score: 1.44

100
4,841 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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