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


The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

It is not the worst book in the world, and that is the best that can be said of it. Nothing happens for many pages, and then something happens, briefly, involving a scaffold, and then nothing happens all over again. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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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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