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The TimesOnline angered/delighted book readers throughout the English-speaking world last week by printing "10 Books Not to Read Before You Die," a list of 10 works that their commentator saw as grossly over-rated. These ran the gamut from James Joyces's "Ulysses" to "Pride and Prejudice" (ouch!) and not surprisingly so far they've drawn comments from almost 200 readers.

Today they followed up with five more titles ("Atlas Shrugged," "The Leopard," "Catch 22," "The Castle," and "Catcher in the Rye.")


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