Time Magazine critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo released their 100 best english language novels since 1923, and, as I would expect, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings makes the cut. There are some other notable works on this list, including C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, George Orwell’s 1985, and Neuromancer by William Gibson.
I’ve never been a big fan of “All-time” lists on such a subjective topic as literature, but they did include a good number of the big ones that should be there (LOTR and LWW, being 2 of those). Sadly, you’d rarely find those two books listed on any “all-time” list in today’s universities.
Kudos to Time for not succumbing to the intellectual “elite” and dropping such well-loved, best-selling works from their list.