The Oxford American offers its top 10 Southern novels of all time, and all you haters out there take note: William Faulkner nabs three of the spots!
1. Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner
2. All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
3. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
5. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
6. The Moviegoer, Walker Percy
7. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
8. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
9. Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor
10. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
How many have you read? I've read only six, and I think I might be able to make a compelling argument that Gone With the Wind oughta to be on here somewhere, maybe instead of The Moviegoer (the charms of which have always somehow eluded me). I mean, seriously, folks, it's popular fiction, but it's iconic, and I don't know a soul alive who didn't get completely wrapped up in it.