Pulitzer Winners

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  1. Gallant Knight

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    has anyone tried to read all or most of the pulitzer winners for fiction? i went to barnes and noble and picked up 5 of the early winners yesterday after work and started the magnificent ambersons at 7 last nightr and finished it around 8:45 this morning. really strong.

    i'm going to start the bridge of san luis rey after work this evening.
     
  2. BayouMafia

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    I was on a kick for several years where I used the National Book Award and Man Booker Prize shortlists to help me choose books. I found some outstanding books I wouldn't have otherwise come across
     
  3. Gallant Knight

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    I just finished the bridge of San Luis Rey and I’m so happy it was only 100 pages. So slow
     
  4. TC

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    I mostly read nonfiction and I love looking at the Pulitzer lists for General Nonfiction and a couple other categories.

    I own a paperback of Bridge of San Luis Rey and I'll probably give it a go sometime. Some people have it on a list of 100 best novels. It's older so I could see it being "slow"
     
  5. Gallant Knight

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    Wasn’t my cup of tea

    I started age of innocence after I finished San Luis Rey last night and 70 pages in I’m a big fan so far
     
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  6. Dudley Dawson2

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    I liked "All the Kings Men" and "In this our Lives" (Being a yankee, I was on a southern kick at one time)

    Of course," Confederacy of Dunces" "For Whom the Bell tolls" "Shipping News:

    Have a vacation in August, and "The Underground Railroad" is on the list.
     
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  7. The Blackfish

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    Recently read The Power Broker which was amazing.
     
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  8. RegimentML

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    I started reading Maus today. I think it’s the only graphic novel to win a Pulitzer
     
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  9. TC

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    Had a graphic novel phase about 10 years ago and that was definitely among the best
     
  10. RegimentML

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    Only other one I've read is Watchmen so it's something a bit different for me.
     
  11. TC

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    Watchmen is one of my other favs. Some I remember really liking:

    Watchmen
    Maus
    300
    Persepolis
    The Dark Knight Returns
    A People's History of American Empire
    Coraline
    V for Vendetta
     
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  12. RonBurgundy

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    Had to read this for a religion class in college. Was my favorite required book I had to read in my entire college career.
     
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  13. Doc Louis

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    Which definition of graphic novel is being used here? Like more serious/adult content?
     
  14. Cornelius Suttree

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    hell yeah. I only read fiction and have stocked my shelves with tons of books off these lists, winners and nominees. Used to go to McKay's in Nashville and pull up the lists below and spend an hour or so grabbing what I could find

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEN/Faulkner_Award_for_Fiction
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Book_Award_for_Fiction
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booker_Prize
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulitzer_Prize_for_Fiction
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Dublin_Literary_Award#Winners_and_shortlists