Books I've Loved For Different Reasons

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
1.  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
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  "a quite brilliant book about the struggles and realities in Captalism"
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Nausea (Penguin Modern Classics)
2.  Nausea (Penguin Modern Classics) by Jean-Paul Sartre
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  "A book that literally changed my outlook on life in my late Teens"
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The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)
3.  The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics) by Albert Camus
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  "Camus's popular gem.A book with power and a strangeness that just grabs you from the 1st line"
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The Cold Six Thousand
4.  The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy
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  "Follow up to American Tabloid,the classic American conspiracy novel leaves America with its underbelly on show for all the world to see"
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Aberystwyth Mon Amour
5.  Aberystwyth Mon Amour by Malcolm Pryce
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  "A Welsh book with American Noir detective feelings done better in some comical parts"
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Zuckerman Unbound (Vintage International)
6.  Zuckerman Unbound (Vintage International) by Phillip Roth
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  "A classic.Simple as that."
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Catch-22 (Vintage Classics)
7.  Catch-22 (Vintage Classics) by Joseph Heller
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  "What can you say,that hasn't been said by clevery people than me"
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Money: A Suicide Note
8.  Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis
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  "I was going to say don't let a film ruin this book but someone beat me to it, it's just too important to be man-handled"
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Carter Beats the Devil
9.  Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
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  "A book I just couldn't put down,I read it through in one sitting and I'm not a fast reader,worth the sleepless night"
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Vernon God Little
10.  Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
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  "Another new writer I enjoyed immensely and it won the Booker prize,that shocked me"
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Killing Suki Flood
11.  Killing Suki Flood by Robert Leininger
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  "Now here's a book that would make an excellent movie,why hasn't it been brought to the big screen"
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
12.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  "A clever and beautiful book written with warmth and a delight to read"
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Any Human Heart
13.  Any Human Heart by William Boyd
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  "A book written like a diary about the long life through the 20th century of Logan Mountstuart,a man who's in Paris writing and New York as an Art dealer. Great"
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Super-Cannes
14.  Super-Cannes by J. G. Ballard
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  "A look at the future of gated communities a briliantly handled not so far in the future look at the haves,belittling the have nots."
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The Western Lands (Picador Books)
15.  The Western Lands (Picador Books) by William S. Burroughs
The list author says:
  "Burroughs rips open the scabs so you can see the truth underneath, this is part of a trilogy of books,I'd love to see Pete Jackson make this trilogy or any half decent film maker just not Cronenburg"
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The Corrections
16.  The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The list author says:
  "I think the Times said it all,"At once epic and humane, its panoramic vision is infused with wit and warmth." what else can I add?"
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The Thief's Journal (Twentieth Century Classics)
17.  The Thief's Journal (Twentieth Century Classics) by Jean Genet
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  "A strange and wonderful book about a mans fall into the depths of an amoral part of criminal society,every part of which was illegal even Love?"
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The Dice Man
18.  The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
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  "A book I wore out reading and re-reading,I even had a little venture with the Dice but I kept bottling out when I didn't like the option it gave me,like almost certainly being arrested or beat up."
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The Killer Inside Me (CRIME MASTERWORKS)
19.  The Killer Inside Me (CRIME MASTERWORKS) by Jim Thompson
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  "A sheriff with a deep-rooted violent psychosis,a superb account of the mind of a mad-man"
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Cash: The Autobiography
20.  Cash: The Autobiography by Johnny Cash
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  "A man who was there at the start of the white music explosion,through ups and lots of downs his death just months after a classic video of Hurt.The Man in Black.Who else"
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The Collection: "Wrong Case", "Last Good Kiss" and "Dancing Bear"
21.  The Collection: "Wrong Case", "Last Good Kiss" and "Dancing Bear" by James Crumley
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  "three classic crime novels,the main character a hard drinking olde American, told with knowledge of drink and crime/grime?"
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The Four Great Novels: The Dain Curse; The Glass Key; The Maltese Falcon; Red Harvest (Picador Books)
22.  The Four Great Novels: The Dain Curse; The Glass Key; The Maltese Falcon; Red Harvest (Picador Books) by Dashiell Hammett
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  "The master the one all the others try to emulate.Hammett is the Crime king"
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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
23.  Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert Pirsig
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  "Everyone told me this book was a handful but I found it a wonderful read and beautifully expressive,it made me look at my life.But I was only 19 I read it again at 35 and I nearly cried"
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Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall
24.  Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike Milligan
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  "A book that I laughed out loud reading,my Dad asked what I was reading and started reading it within minutes he waslaughing loudly. A comedy classic"
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Stark
25.  Stark by Ben Elton
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  "Elton's first an still my personal fave,I know I've probably forgot books better than these but I couldn't put this down when it first came out."
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