The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books

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Awa Press, 2010 - 189 pages
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A professor for over forty years, Jim Flynn found that fewer and fewer of his students were in love with reading. However, they were willing to try if he would give them lists. This book is the definitive list- 200 works so wonderful to read, and so revealing about times and places, that they make learning enjoyable and effortless. The title The Torchlight List is in honour of the author's 'uneducated' Irish family who made him love reading - including an uncle who, while an able seaman during World War I, read by torchlight on board ship. Flynn begins by offering five novels that he believes will convince anyone to make reading a habit, including one that will change their lives and take them into the 'magic realm'.

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THE TORCHLIGHT LIST: Around the World in 200 Books

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A slim volume that gives suggestions of 200 books that will take readers through "the magic realm of literature," yet it offers too little magic and, surprisingly, finds too little of it in the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jim Flynn is a world-renowned expert on intelligence and IQ and the author of What is Intelligence? and Where Have All the Liberals Gone? He is a professor emeritus of politics at Otago University and a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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