So... to write this post I paused reading Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens (not that I am so elegantly eloquent or anything! I just watched wonderful BBC series based on the book and hoped to multiply the pleasure).
What a guy! He makes us reflect on misery of life... the very instant we stop laughing at stupidity of men. Smart ass!
(We learn and remember much much better when the learning process is accompanied by laughter).
All excited, I decided to check out if he is (being certain that HE IS!) one of The Greatest Writers of All Times. While searching (for the "right" list), I popped onto the list of The Greatest Books, and there we go:
List in the comments (I did not want to discourage whoever might be inclined to check out the post, with the overwhelming number of words!)
So, after I read it, I thought
"For gods sake! WHAT WERE THE CRITERIA? It seems these are the books PEOPLE WISH THEY READ..."
I mean, WHAT is the percentage of people (even people who actually read books), who actually read these books? (Well, ok, first 11, or 17 of them)