Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fifty Favourites from Fifty Years

In 2012 Dunedin's University Book Shop celebrated its 50th year at 378 Great King Street, and to mark the occasion customers were asked to nominate their favourite 5 books published in the last 50 years. The resulting list of fifty favourite titles includes Janet Frame's To the Is-Land. (I understand that other Janet Frame titles were also nominated but this was the most popular.)

Other New Zealand favourites were The Bone People, The Torchlight List, Novel about My Wife, Mr Pip and The 10pm Question. There were older friends such as Lord of the Flies, Catch 22, The Lord of the Rings, A Clockwork Orange and One Hundred Years of Solitude and newer ones such as The Hare with Amber Eyes, The Blind Assassin, The Lovely Bones and The Hunger Games.

The brochure is available in store. Or compile your own list!  

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