2010 - My year in reading

A Listmania! list by Bj Newman (London)
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The Collector (Vintage Classics)
1.  The Collector (Vintage Classics) by John Fowles
The list author says:
  "Quite disturbing to find yourself sympathising more with the villain. Apparently the inspiration for the Nine Inch Nails song."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Thanks For Nothing
2.  Thanks For Nothing by Jack Dee
The list author says:
  "Typically sarcastic and hilarious - just a shame it finishes in the 80's. Maybe we'll get a second volume."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

Long Way Down
3.  Long Way Down by Charley Boorman
The list author says:
  "Depressed me a bit due to all the amazing places they visit and I can't afford to."
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Dearly Devoted Dexter
4.  Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
The list author says:
  "One of the best in the Dexter series."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

The Double
5.  The Double by Jose Saramago
The list author says:
  "A real disappointment - tedious and meandering .Such a shame as it was a really good concept."
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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Penguin Popular Classics)
6.  The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Penguin Popular Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson
The list author says:
  "An iconic classic with alot to say about the true nature of good and evil."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

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Race to the Pole
7.  Race to the Pole by James Cracknell
The list author says:
  "Truly gruelling ..and I thought Ben Fogle was just a toff who presented animal programmes on daytime TV."
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Shutter Island
8.  Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
The list author says:
  "Reads just like Scorsese's movie which i'd seen first . It was interesting to see all the clues to 'the big twist'. It was quite obvious really."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Killer Inside Me
9.  The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
The list author says:
  "Not enough detail as I would have liked . Will have to check out the movie and see how it compares."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Race To Dakar
10.  Race To Dakar by Charley Boorman
The list author says:
  "Quite a journey - was quite interested on good old Wikipedia that they have now changed the route to Argentina due to terrorist threats against the race"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Generation A
11.  Generation A by Douglas Coupland
The list author says:
  "One of the better recent Coupland books."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Awkward Situations for Men
12.  Awkward Situations for Men by Danny Wallace
The list author says:
  "A bit of a disappointment . I was expecting another 'Yes Man' type adventure but its just a collection of his magazine column . A bit of a lazy release from Danny."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Dexter In The Dark
13.  Dexter In The Dark by Jeff Lindsay
The list author says:
  "Third in the Dexter series which got rather slated . I quite enjoyed it mind."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea
14.  Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
The list author says:
  "A fascinating glimpse at this strange nation . Another highlight of the year."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (517 customer reviews)

Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams
15.  Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams by Robert Englund
The list author says:
  "Like Bruce Campbells autobiography but not as good . He comes across a bit cocky - some interesting behind the scenes stuff on the 'Nightmare' films though."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Death of Bunny Munro
16.  The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
The list author says:
  "Another work of insane genius from the brilliant Mr Cave"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
17.  The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
The list author says:
  "Alot better than the film - the ending really shocked me."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (787 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Strain
18.  The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
The list author says:
  "Read like a half decent horror movie - not as imaginative as I would have expected from Del Toro"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

Apathy and Other Small Victories
19.  Apathy and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan
The list author says:
  "A strange little book , it struck a chord with its descriptions of office life and its scathing wit but could have done with more along the lines of plot."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

3,096 Days
20.  3,096 Days by Natascha Kampusch
The list author says:
  "Very inspirational . I have a huge amount of respect for Natascha after reading this."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

The Elephant to Hollywood: The Autobiography
21.  The Elephant to Hollywood: The Autobiography by Michael Caine
The list author says:
  "Like a nice chat with your grandad - could have done without the recipe for roast potatoes though."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

Room
22.  Room by Emma Donoghue
The list author says:
  "One of my favourites of the year - a very moving read."
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The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
23.  The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics) by Albert Camus
The list author says:
  "A bit of a slog at times but it has some interesting , challenging ideas"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Life: Keith Richards
24.  Life: Keith Richards by Keith Richards
The list author says:
  "The best rock autobiography since Motley Crue's 'The Dirt'"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Clothbound Classics)
25.  A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Clothbound Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "'The Carol' was a wonderful read - the rest of the volume I wasn't so keen . ( There wasn't enough room to add 'By Any Means' by Charley Boorman , 'Terrorist' by John Updike and two True Blood books)"
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