Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Even better the second time

Hugh Hewitt started it, and Marvin Olasky over at Worldmagblog has continued the trend by asking which books their readers consider good enough to re-read.

The consensus is that just about anything by the Inklings is automatic; I agree that most of the books on my re-read list are by Tolkien and Lewis, but I'll add a few moreā€¦Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Nine Stories and Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, Charles Frasier's Cold Mountain, Dumas's Count of Monte Cristo, and Michael Crichton's The Great Train Robbery all come to mind.

Not all of those are 20th Century works (as Hewitt and Olasky put forth in their guidelines). However, I'll be interested to hear which reads keep you all coming back.