So when AOTG was originally conceived it intended to discuss way more than just politics. It is the unique nature of this crazy political season that has led to these pages being nearly dominated by matters political. Anyway, that has translated in to my spending far too much time reading nothing but non-fiction recently (including a really excellent biography of Robert Moses).
My intention is to get back to fiction and hopefully have some good discussion about books here at AOTG. I have chosen to work my way through The Modern Library's 100 Best English Language Novel list. There was very little that led to choosing this particular list, other than the board that chose it is comprised of authors and intellectuals I very much respect, also the books I have read on the list are all quite good. So the plan is to read, from the bottom up, all the books I have yet to read or have not read in some substantial amount of time. This will culminate with finally giving another shot at Ulysses, a book that, despite my overwhelming confidence in my personal intelligence, I have never been able to read and enjoy.
I hope to have some good discussions about literature on here or at the very least take some shots at Henry James... uppity bastard (I actually kind of really like Henry James, but still, he'll get what's coming to him). Feel free to let me know if there are any lists y'all prefer to The Modern Library list. Also I would just point out how expressly hilarious the "Reader's Top 100 List" is. I mean seriously four of the top ten books are by Ayn Rand, three by L. Ron Hubbard and one by George Orwell... creepy... Well I suppose before supporting Ron Paul internet crazies had to be doing something with themselves.