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Great American Novels, Ranked from "Pretty Great, Actually" to "Meh"


Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

When Faulkner completed this book, he handed it to his friend and apparently said, “I think it’s the best novel yet written by an American.” It is for this reason and no other that it has earned such a low ranking on this list, because there is something terrible in me that thrives on contradiction. Sorry, William Faulkner. Your book was good; it's just that I am awful.

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Tags: books we love, the scarlet letter, the great gatsby, the catcher in the rye, to kill a mockingbird, infinite jest, moby dick, funny lists, the grapes of wrath, freedom, tkam, absalom absalom, the mediocre gatsby

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