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  1. tashfeen
    tashfeen at |

    Kafka…?

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    1. Ash
      Ash at |

      The Castle? I didn't add it since so much of the ending can be correctly assumed, but good choice.

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  2. Anish
    Anish at |

    The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien HAS to be right up there. Poor list, IMO.

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    1. Ash
      Ash at |

      Lol..thanks for the comment. I'll try to include an imaginary hobbit setting in my next list. 😀

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    2. Ben
      Ben at |

      One exclusion does not make this a poor list. Well done, I say, Ash. Thanks for taking the time to write this. Obviously a lot of thought went into it.

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      1. Ash
        Ash at |

        Thanks Ben 🙂 Like with all lists it's hard to just choose TEN things. People don't seem to understand that, haha. Thanks for reading.

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  3. Kay
    Kay at |

    Cool

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  4. JB
    JB at |

    No Faerie Queen!?

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  5. TopTenz Master
    TopTenz Master at |

    From Jay364: Was Kublai Khan unfinished? I thought Coleridge said part of it came to him in a dream, and he had to work on the second part for awhile after he woke up.

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  6. AI
    AI at |

    Charles Dickens and Mark Twain both used Spontaneous Human Combustion as cause of death of characters in their writing.In Charles Dickens Bleak Krook dies this way and in Mark Twain's Life On The Mississippi Jimmy Finn dies this way.

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  7. Kip
    Kip at |

    Should have listed the Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams.

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  8. Keith Watabayashi
    Keith Watabayashi at |

    None of these "unfinished lists" include "The Last Tycoon" by Fitzgerald. Sad day.

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  9. Amber
    Amber at |

    What about Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol?

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  10. Julia
    Julia at |

    I was about to say the same thing, Amber, Dead Souls needs to be there. Most of the authors in the top are Americans.

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    1. Jay
      Jay at |

      Umm..no. Try again.

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  11. oak
    oak at |

    do you know "exogesis" by philip k. dick?

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  12. Susan
    Susan at |

    WHy would the diary of Anne Frank be unfinished work? It’s mainly a diary of a girl, not a fictional story, altough Anne did some rewrites after she heard that they wanted some recorded stuff for after the war.

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  13. Nina
    Nina at |

    Coleridge said that he had awoken from an opium dream and started to pour out the poem, but was interrupted by an insurance salesman at the door. By the time he had gotten rid of him he no longer could remember the dream.

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    1. Zaknven
      Zaknven at |

      Ah another reason to hate insurance and the people who peddle it. 😀

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  14. jurassicpork
    jurassicpork at |

    No list such as this would be complete without Keats’ HYPERION and the recast, THE FALL OF HYPERION: A Dream, or anything by Kafka.

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