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The Most Important Novels of the 21st Century (At Least According to "Goodreads")

Not sure what qualifies these books, which range from masterpieces to Jonathan Franzen, as "important" except that they're literary. Certainly, genre fiction like the Harry Potter and Twilight series have sold more copies and inspired more imitations (and movies), which makes them, in a cold-bloodedly economic sense, far more important than Margaret Atwood's bleak depictions of female entrapment. But what are the English majors of 2214 going to be downloading to the microchips implanted in their brains -- "The Blind Assassin" or "Fifty Shades of Grey?"
How much importance have you downloaded to your Kindle?
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
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Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
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1Q84
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
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The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
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A Visit From the Goon Squad
A Visit From the Goon Squad
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Oryx and Crake
Oryx and Crake
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Kafka on the Shore
Kafka on the Shore
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The Pale King
The Pale King
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Middlesex
Middlesex
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Life of Pi
Life of Pi
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Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
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The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
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The Sense of an Ending
The Sense of an Ending
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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The Song of Achilles
The Song of Achilles
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Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
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Everything Is Illuminated
Everything Is Illuminated
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Empire Falls
Empire Falls
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Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)
Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)
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House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
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The Master
The Master
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The Art of Fielding
The Art of Fielding
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Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun
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Gilead
Gilead
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Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
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The Little Friend
The Little Friend
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White Teeth
White Teeth
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2666
2666
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NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
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After Dark
After Dark
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Bring Up the Bodies
Bring Up the Bodies
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Room
Room
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Let the Great World Spin
Let the Great World Spin
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The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood
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Austerlitz
Austerlitz
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What Is the What
What Is the What
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