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Books I recommend to my friends

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English Passengers
English Passengers
"brilliant! Educational but fun."
A Prayer For Owen Meany
A Prayer For Owen Meany
"my favourite John Irving. friendship love and faith. A story to stay with you."
Middlesex
Middlesex
"Unusual subject, brilliantly executed. Great story-telling. recommend for summer holidays"
The Secret History
The Secret History
"I don't normally read crime novels but this one is different."
The Empress of Weehawken
The Empress of Weehawken
"Ironic style of writing, good story, good fun, serious subject."
Brother of Sleep
Brother of Sleep
"very poetic story, choosing death over life for love."
Small World
Small World
"read this in one day. Sharing the mind of an Alzheimer sufferer. All other Martin Suter's books are great but not all are translated in English, yet!"
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
"incredible insights into the life of an autistic child. Unforgettable."
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
"a bit of girly romance never hurt anyone..."
She's Come Undone
She's Come Undone
"dark, deep, intense. Feels real."
Falling Angels
Falling Angels
"my favourite Tracy Chevalier. Set in the Soufragette's movement in England at the start of the 20th century"
Notes on a Scandal
Notes on a Scandal
"Unhealthy obsessions left right and centre. Full of suspense."
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
"Dark fairytale."
The Wasp Factory
The Wasp Factory
"Dark again (spotting a pattern here?) very unusual, not for the faint-hearted..."
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
"doesn't need any comments really. Feels incredibly real."
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
"Touched me more than I had ever expected. Wish I had read it earlier..."
The World According To Garp (Black Swan)
The World According To Garp (Black Swan)
"2nd favourite John Irving ;-) great story ..."
The Pillars of the Earth
The Pillars of the Earth
"the best for some good history-reading, epic."
The Observations
The Observations
"really fun to read and some good suspense. Loved the main character!"
Digging to America
Digging to America
"quirky look at what it's like being an immigrant."
Notes from an Exhibition
Notes from an Exhibition
"More mental health issues... I really liked the main characters, the construction of the story is original and makes you want to keep reading"
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl
"This is not girly chick-lit! Fantastic colourful historic detail."
Asta's Book
Asta's Book
"Ruth Rendell's ater ego Barbara Vine: great and unusual style of crime novels, fantastic read!"
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy (Penguin Celebrations)
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy (Penguin Celebrations)
"see above"
Atonement
Atonement
"The only one of McEwan's novels I liked, the others are just too preachy and arrogant. This one has a fantastic story and likeable characters."