20 of the best contemporary fiction novels

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English Passengers
1.  English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
The list author says:
  "Clever,witty,poignant......almost perfect reading"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

Middlesex
2.  Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The list author says:
  "An intelligent book,spanning three generations of Greek immigrants"
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Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
3.  Red Mars (Mars Trilogy) by Kim Stanley Robinson
The list author says:
  "Science fiction becomes montonous,this is future history at its finest."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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The Church of Dead Girls
4.  The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns
The list author says:
  "An excellent crime thriller mystery."
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Shutter Island
5.  Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
The list author says:
  "Best book Ive read in years.The ending WILL blow your mind."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
6.  Northern Lights (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Desreves far more praise than the Potter books.Beautiful and imaginitve."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (877 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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The Salesman
7.  The Salesman by Joseph O'Connor
The list author says:
  "This book will stay in your mind for a long time"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Good German
8.  The Good German by Joseph Kanon
The list author says:
  "fascinating post-war Germany novel"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Lucky You
9.  Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen
The list author says:
  "Funny.environmentally friendly and only slightly sick"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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The Wimbledon Poisoner
10.  The Wimbledon Poisoner by Nigel Williams
The list author says:
  "An skewed look at suburbia and hatred"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Buddha of Suburbia
11.  The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
The list author says:
  "why havent you read this yet?"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

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The Wasp Factory
12.  The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The list author says:
  "Bizarre,disturbing and I love it"
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A Prayer For Owen Meany
13.  A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
The list author says:
  "you will fall in love with young master meany"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)

Making History
14.  Making History by Stephen Fry
The list author says:
  "Alterantive history and Frys humour.....winning book"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

Life Of Pi
15.  Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
The list author says:
  "a classic.read it and marvel"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,091 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Long Firm
16.  The Long Firm by Jake Arnott
The list author says:
  "swinging london and gangsters..great"
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Day of the Triffids
17.  Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
The list author says:
  "forget the stand and 28 days later...this is THE end of the world book"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

 
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18.  Weaveworld (Voyager Classics) by Clive Barker
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  "lose yourself in weaveworld"
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19.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
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  "best book ever written?"
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To Kill A Mockingbird
20.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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  "i love this book.do yourself a favour and read it today"
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