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2007: My year in books 2/2

A Listmania! list by S. Downie (Airdrie, Lanarkshire)
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The History of Love
1.  The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The list author says:
  "In stark contrast to Krauss' first novel, this one is truly sensational. Moving and original."
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The People's Act of Love
2.  The People's Act of Love by James Meek
The list author says:
  "Reads like a classic Russian novel. Written by a Scot. Enjoyable novel set in a small Siberian village at the end of WW1."
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The Handmaid's Tale (Reading Guide Edition)
3.  The Handmaid's Tale (Reading Guide Edition) by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "Apocalyptic fiction. Didn't find it that enjoyable but the themes of women's opression and religious fundamentalism (Christian) make it a worthwhile read"
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The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana
4.  The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
The list author says:
  "Not as pretentious as Eco's other novels, and more accessable. This edition has beautiful illustrations and is probably the only book I've sat staring at the quality of the font used! Great book."
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The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
5.  The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen
The list author says:
  "I found this to be a dark novel, and I loved it. Great suspense and well written"
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Oxygen
6.  Oxygen by Andrew Miller
The list author says:
  "Wasn't quite my cup of tea but hey... Booker prize nominee"
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Atonement (Vintage War)
7.  Atonement (Vintage War) by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "By far McEwan's best novel and probably the most accessable of them all"
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Ask the Dust
8.  Ask the Dust by John Fante
The list author says:
  "One of the most autobiographial novels I have read, and among the best. Underated but well worth a shot."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Housekeeping
9.  Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
The list author says:
  "Another contender for worst novel. In no way does this novel deserve all the praise it got."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye
10.  All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye by Christopher Brookmyre
The list author says:
  "One of Brookmyre's best and one of the funniest. Necessary reading."
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The Years of Rice and Salt
11.  The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
The list author says:
  "Robinson has missed a brilliant oportunity here. The reincarnation of the main characters let this novel down. A world without Europe... Fascinating stuff."
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1982, Janine (Canongate Classics)
12.  1982, Janine (Canongate Classics) by Alasdair Gray
The list author says:
  "The politics of pornography make for fascinating reading."
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No Great Mischief
13.  No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
The list author says:
  "A great saga of highland clearnaces to Canadian life, with some Scots Gaelic thrown in for good measure. A very underated book, well-written and haunting. One to cherish."
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The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
14.  The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
The list author says:
  "If there's a fantasy worth reading, this is it. Great illustrations, brilliant story and fun for all ages. READ IT!!"
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Wicked (Wicked Years 1)
15.  Wicked (Wicked Years 1) by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "Wicked fun! Puts a new spin on the Wizard of Oz. A brilliant read"
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