2011 Reads, Part 1

A Listmania! list by Geekyred "Red" (UK)
 
A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Modern Classics)
1.  A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Kennedy Toole
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.79
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

The Tell-Tale Brain: Unlocking the Mystery of Human Nature
2.  The Tell-Tale Brain: Unlocking the Mystery of Human Nature by V. S. Ramachandran
The list author says:
  "A truly great man who is able to translate often complicated concepts into terms even I can understand.  Read everthing you can of his then find his public lectures.  Illuminating"
£15.66   Used & New from: £2.73
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Bought and Sold for English Gold?: The Union of 1707 (Scottish History Matters)
3.  Bought and Sold for English Gold?: The Union of 1707 (Scottish History Matters) by Christopher A. Whatley
The list author says:
  "writing is dry but the subject is interesting"
Used & New from: £39.99
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity
4.  The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity by Roy Porter
The list author says:
  "Great book but there's a lot to get through."
£17.00   Used & New from: £9.86
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Picador)
5.  The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Picador) by Oliver Sacks
The list author says:
  "I can only judge Sacks against Ramachandran and for me Sacks comes a poor second"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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Abortion: An Historican Romance 1966: Inscribed 5th Edition
6.  Abortion: An Historican Romance 1966: Inscribed 5th Edition by Richard Brautigan
The list author says:
  "Braughtigan is a writer of great beauty and imagination"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Cannibals of Candyland
7.  The Cannibals of Candyland by Carlton Mellick III
The list author says:
  "Mellick is superb at what he does"
£6.66   Used & New from: £2.65
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Sausagey Santa
8.  Sausagey Santa by Carlton Mellick III
The list author says:
  "Mellick is superb at what he does"
£6.66   Used & New from: £3.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

O: A Presidential Novel
9.  O: A Presidential Novel by Anonymous
The list author says:
  "The only thing I can think to say of this book is that it's okay but it's no Primary Colors or even a W"
£8.77   Used & New from: £0.01
1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Hocus Pocus
10.  Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Clothbound Classics)
11.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Clothbound Classics) by Lewis Carroll
£11.29   Used & New from: £5.83
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (713 customer reviews)

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
12.  The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
The list author says:
  "Not as good as the second book World War Z but not a bad way to pass some time"
£6.29   Used & New from: £3.78
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews)

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift)
13.  Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift) by Edwin A. Abbott
The list author says:
  "£2 for a book of such pleasure and imagination is a bargain"
£1.65   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Dorian
14.  Dorian by Will Self
The list author says:
  "wonderful,beautiful writing."
£7.19   Used & New from: £1.75
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Cybernetrix
15.  Cybernetrix by Carlton Mellick
The list author says:
  "Mellick again, you'll either love or loathe.  I love."
£6.66
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

A Scanner Darkly (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
16.  A Scanner Darkly (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. Dick
The list author says:
  "I feel as thought I should love this, but I don't.  The idea is great, I'm just not crazy about the execution."
£7.11   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

War Slut
17.  War Slut by Carlton Mellick
The list author says:
  "Not as much fun as some of the other's I've read.  Rates a Meh."
£6.66   Used & New from: £3.84
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Ass Goblins of Auschwitz
18.  Ass Goblins of Auschwitz by Cameron Pierce
The list author says:
  "While certainly bizzarro there's just no fun in this book.  It's a depressing and ugly read."
£6.66   Used & New from: £3.83
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Not Not While the Giro
19.  Not Not While the Giro by James Kelman
The list author says:
  "a collection very much worth a read."
£6.79   Used & New from: £1.48
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (Vintage Classics)
20.  Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (Vintage Classics) by Richard Yates
The list author says:
  "enjoyable in a melencholy kind of way."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Liver: And Other Stories
21.  Liver: And Other Stories by Will Self
The list author says:
  "Made me feel that the words were rather getting in the way of the story-telling."
£7.54   Used & New from: £0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Razor Wire Pubic Hair
22.  Razor Wire Pubic Hair by Carlton III Mellick
The list author says:
  "relentless and bizarro but not quite right, I think."
Used & New from: £4.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Bad Science
23.  Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
The list author says:
  "This should be required reading for everyone - absolutely everyone."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (610 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Book of Dave: A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future
24.  The Book of Dave: A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future by Will Self
The list author says:
  "Dull and plodding.  It's an old theme that others have done better and briefer.  Time I wont get back."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Silent State: Secrets, Surveillance and the Myth of British Democracy
25.  The Silent State: Secrets, Surveillance and the Myth of British Democracy by Heather Brooke
The list author says:
  "The sort of books that has you despairing of this country and angry with yourself for not doing more to make it better.  Very much recommended."
£7.99   Used & New from: £3.17
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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