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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... read more
Source: goodreads.com · Added by putzberger
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
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Never Let Me Go
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
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The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
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A Visit From the Goon Squad
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Oryx and Crake
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Kafka on the Shore
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The Pale King
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Middlesex
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Life of Pi
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13
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
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The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
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The Sense of an Ending
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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The Song of Achilles
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Wolf Hall
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
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Everything Is Illuminated
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Empire Falls
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Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)
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House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
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25
The Master
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The Art of Fielding
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Half of a Yellow Sun
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Gilead
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Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
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The Little Friend
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White Teeth
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NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
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After Dark
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Bring Up the Bodies
36
Room
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Let the Great World Spin
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The Year of the Flood
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Austerlitz
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What Is the What
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