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Here's more about this week's WG. I did something like this back in June, but it wasn't very succesful. Here are my answers:

1. Moby Dick
2. Pride and Prejudice
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude
5. Lolita
6. Anna Karenina
8. 1984
9. A Tale of Two Cities
10. Invisible Man
11. Miss Lonelyhearts
12. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
16. The Catcher in the Rye
20. David Copperfield
27. Don Quijote
37. Mrs. Dalloway
38. Slaughterhouse Five
44. The Eyes Were Watching God
48. The Old Man and the Sea
50. Middlesex
51. Elmer Gantry
53. Fahrenheit 451
56. Robinson Crusoe
58. Middlemarch
65. The Color Purple
67. The Bell Jar
78. The Go-Between
87. I, Claudius

Comments

penryn said…
I wish I could help you, but you got all the ones I did (and then some). Good luck!
jessi said…
#23 is The Crying of Lot 49 and #69 is Herzog by Saul Bellow :)
3 - Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
14 - If On A Winters Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino
24 - City Of Glass by Paul Auster
28 - Stranger by Albert Camus
30 - Neuromancer by William Gibson
54 - End Of The Affair by Graham Greene
66 - Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
81 - Crash by JG Ballard
83 - Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
85 - Last Good Kiss by James Crumley
96 - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

Hope these one's help you out :)

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