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A Listmania! list by F. M. Campbell Howes "Fiona Campbell-Howes" (Cornwall, UK)
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Cryptonomicon
1.  Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
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  "Huge, beautifully-written and massively flawed novel about cryptography. Superb."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

Snow Crash
2.  Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
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  "Small, beautifully-written and massively flawed novel about the internet.  Superb."
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The Buddha of Suburbia
3.  The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
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  "London in the 1970s, racial/sexual tension, the birth of punk.  Excellent."
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Absolute Beginners (Absolute Classics)
4.  Absolute Beginners (Absolute Classics) by Colin MacInnes
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  "London in the 1950s, racial/sexual tension, mod culture.  Excellent."
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The Decipherment of Linear B
5.  The Decipherment of Linear B by John Chadwick
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  "Fascinating intellectual breakthrough made by flawed amateur genius."
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The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris
6.  The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris by Andrew Robinson
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  "Flawed genius cracks code, can't cope with life any more, commits suicide.  Possibly."
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The Name Of The Rose
7.  The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco
The list author says:
  "The first and probably only post-structuralist detective novel.  Awesome, even in translation."
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Nausea
8.  Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
The list author says:
  "Mescalin-fuelled exposition of the meaning of existence.  It all made sense at the time."
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The Age of Reason (Penguin Modern Classics)
9.  The Age of Reason (Penguin Modern Classics) by Jean-Paul Sartre
The list author says:
  "Parisian intellectual's dream of freedom rudely interrupted by girlfriend's insistence that he pays for her abortion.  War looms.  Cocaine and vodka consumed in large quantities. Excellent."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Delta of Venus (Penguin Modern Classics)
10.  Delta of Venus (Penguin Modern Classics) by Anais Nin
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  "Classic female erotica.  Say you're reading it for its literary brilliance. Even in translation."
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

The Avignon Quintet: Monsieur, Livia, Constance, Sebastian and Quinx
11.  The Avignon Quintet: Monsieur, Livia, Constance, Sebastian and Quinx by Lawrence Durrell
The list author says:
  "Awesomely rich, dense, beautiful writing, scenery, characterisation. The English language wrought to perfection."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Microserfs
12.  Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
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  "Silicon Valley back the days when it meant something. Funny and cool."
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Paris Trance
13.  Paris Trance by Geoff Dyer
The list author says:
  "Deceptively superficial, deeply sexy, flawed novel about life and love in 1990s Paris.  Stays with you."
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Primrose Hill
14.  Primrose Hill by Helen Falconer
The list author says:
  "Middle-class hippy kids in Norf London summer, sex and murderous intentions intrude.  Got to laugh at portrayal of Primrose Hill as gritty, though."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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