Books Everyone should have read atleast once..

A Listmania! list by Red "Red" (Edinburgh, Scotland)
 
The Crimson Petal and the White (Harvest Book)
1.  The Crimson Petal and the White (Harvest Book) by Michel Faber
The list author says:
  "An astonishing bit of writing, couldn't put it down and have never been quite the same since.  The craft of writing is truly put to the test here, and Michel Faber does it in fine style."
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Jane Eyre (Collector's Library)
2.  Jane Eyre (Collector's Library) by Sam Gilpin
The list author says:
  "One of those books that simply changed the face of literature forever.  If you had to read it in school and didn't like it, give it a go as an adult.  An asbolute masterpiece."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (819 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Liveship Traders 1: Ship of Magic
3.  The Liveship Traders 1: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
The list author says:
  "One of the series of books I love most - a late commer to fantasy fiction this series opened it's world to me and it's characters so masterfully crafted I will remember them fondly for many years."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Watership Down (Puffin Books)
4.  Watership Down (Puffin Books) by Richard Adams
The list author says:
  "If you haven't read Watership Down, then stop what you are doing - right this second - and go get it.  No one should go through life with out having been on this adventure."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

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In the Empire of Genghis Khan: A Journey Among Nomads
5.  In the Empire of Genghis Khan: A Journey Among Nomads by Stanley Stewart
The list author says:
  "One of the most simply stated and unpretencious travel books it's ever been my pleasure to read.  It takes you for a wonderful ride, and isn't the slightest bit smug about it.  A Wonderful read."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Life Of Pi
6.  Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
The list author says:
  "Read it - it's as good as everyone says it is.  I went into this book not knowing what to expect and found myself calling in sick to work the next day to finish it."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,869 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Bookseller Of Kabul
7.  The Bookseller Of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad
The list author says:
  "I was astonished by the clever honesty of this book - no where does it push you towards any opinion.  You have no doubt how the author some times feels, but this is purely observatory, a Great read."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

Mother Tongue: The English Language
8.  Mother Tongue: The English Language by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "Is it really possible to read a book that is practically a text about the English language, and laugh all the way through?  This book proves you can, in fine style.  Every page is delicious."
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The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail
9.  The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail by Richard Leigh
The list author says:
  "Hoever contraversial the topic, this book is clean and concise in it's observations and mind bendingly packed with historical information.  I read it with the enthusiasm of a detective story."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

The Poisonwood Bible
10.  The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The list author says:
  "This is novel writing at it's best.  Wonderful story following three lives of child missionaries in Africa.  I can't say enough good things about this book, just read it."
£13.32   Used & New from: £6.36
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Chocolat
11.  Chocolat by Joanne Harris
The list author says:
  "It may be true that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover - but this one proves the theory wrong.  What a delightful and sumptuous book."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)

The Fellowship of the Ring: Fellowship of the Ring Vol 1 (The Lord of the Rings)
12.  The Fellowship of the Ring: Fellowship of the Ring Vol 1 (The Lord of the Rings) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "What list would be complete with out the Lord of the Rings?  They're great, simply put.  A bit wordy and over descriptive, true, but still beautiful."
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Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
13.  Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) by Emily Brontë
The list author says:
  "dark and passionate, this book changed the way I felt about classic literature.  Some of the most powerful characters I have ever encountered in the world of fiction."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (443 customer reviews)

The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn)
14.  The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn) by Tad Williams
The list author says:
  "Another near perfect work of fiction.  This series belies all that you may have thought about fantasy fiction.  Stunningly written, beautifully crafted - rarely have I been so involved with an outcome"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse
15.  Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse by Laura Hillenbrand
The list author says:
  "What a pleasant surprise!  I started this expecting a cheaply written story 'from screenplay' and found myself in a beautifully written story I couldn't get enough of."
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Misery (King Classics)
16.  Misery (King Classics) by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "In my opinion the best of Stephen King.  In work that can be sometimes hit or miss, this is a dead on bull's eye.  Read it with the light on...."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)
17.  The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) by Alexandre Dumas
The list author says:
  "Even if you don't often enjoy classic literature - this is a story than can appeal to just about anyone.  Incredibly well written, and a magnificent story."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

The Old Man and the Sea
18.  The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The list author says:
  "A perfect book. That is all that can be said."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood
19.  Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood by Frank McCourt
The list author says:
  "I am simply baffled that a book could be so upsetting and full of misery - and yet I finished it feeling uplifted and contented.  A masterpiece of story telling."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)

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The Hunt for Red October
20.  The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
The list author says:
  "There's a reason this guy is often on the top of the best seller list.  A staggering amount of knowlege of the subject along with great story telling ability makes this a fantastic book."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

Jurassic Park
21.  Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "I think Michael Crichton must be a genious.  This is a very, Very good book.  The story is excellent, and the information packed into it incredible."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

Gone with the Wind
22.  Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Its not just the film that is a classic, passed on from generation to generation.  This book is the foundation of that amazing film, and an excellent read."
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A Grief Observed (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis)
23.  A Grief Observed (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis) by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "Anyone who has lost someone should read this book.  The confusion of thoughts that plague us all at these times are stunningly relayed in CS Lewis's delicate observations."
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A River Runs Through it and Other Stories
24.  A River Runs Through it and Other Stories by Maclean
The list author says:
  "A beautifully captured time and place, you are taken to Montana in this book, and carried through the history of the Maclean family."
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To Kill A Mockingbird
25.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The list author says:
  "If you made it through school with out reading this, you should rectify this immediately.  A heartfelt story, wonderfully written."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (982 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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