Books I've Loved

A Listmania! list by Gillian Martin "missymartinez" (UK)
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
1.  Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
The list author says:
  "I actually cried whilst reading this in front of people...and didn't care!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (408 customer reviews)

The World According To Garp (Black Swan)
2.  The World According To Garp (Black Swan) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Characters you feel you know personally by the time you finish- how does Irving do that? Wonderful and very emotional in places.  Read it with a friend so that you've somebody else to share it with."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
3.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind
The list author says:
  "Never noticed my sense of smell til I read this. Susskind has to be a genius to come up with this. Just amazing.  You'll race through it."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

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The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Essential Penguin)
4.  The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Essential Penguin) by Oscar Hijuelos
The list author says:
  "Hot and sweaty.  You'll be transported to another place and time. The music jumps off the page and you feel all flushed and unnecessary!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Faber Fiction Classics S.)
5.  Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Faber Fiction Classics S.) by Mario Vargas Llosa
The list author says:
  "Very funny and clever.  Good storytelling."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Crow Road
6.  The Crow Road by Iain Banks
The list author says:
  "A family saga that you feel emotionally involved in.  Best Iain Banks without a doubt."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
7.  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
The list author says:
  "Entertaining, funny and TRUE! Ignore the film, though.Doesn't do the book justice."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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A Prayer For Owen Meany
8.  A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Funny and moving. Second only to Garp."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-drugs-and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Changed Hollywood
9.  Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-drugs-and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Changed Hollywood by Peter Biskind
The list author says:
  "A must for film fans and gossipy enough to be compelling."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Papillon
10.  Papillon by Henri CharriŤre
The list author says:
  "Unforgettable- the film merely skims the book. You become immersed in the author's remebered hell on earth though, so it's not exactly lighthearted."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Fixer
11.  The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
The list author says:
  "Amazing but depressing-the account of a man facing life in jail because of anti semitism. Malamud shows the triumph of human spirit in the most unlikely places."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Pledge
12.  The Pledge by Friedrich Durrenmatt
The list author says:
  "DOn't just read this one- read all of Durrenmatt's detective novels.  Who would've thought a swiss detective could be so gripping?  The Pledge film is NOT an indication of how good this book really is"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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The Tin Drum (Vintage Classics)
13.  The Tin Drum (Vintage Classics) by GŁnter Grass
The list author says:
  "One of the most important books ever written.  Gets into the psyche of Germany in the WW2 era.   Masterpiece.Hasn't been able to top it since- no surprise."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Trainspotting
14.  Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
The list author says:
  "What do you mean you've not read it?? Fantastic. You don't have to be scottish to read it..but it probably helps. A single sitting read. Hasn't written anything remotely as good since."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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28 Barbary Lane: A Tales of the City Omnibus
15.  28 Barbary Lane: A Tales of the City Omnibus by Armistead Maupin
The list author says:
  "You won't be able to stop reading this.  It's just great fun. Much copied style- makes you want to live in 70s San Francisco."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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The Time Traveler's Wife
16.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The list author says:
  "If you don't like this, then there is something wrong with you.  And if the soon-to-be-released film doesn't do it justice, I'm taking to the streets."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,311 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
17.  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The list author says:
  "Precious Ramotswe is one of the best characters ever."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (347 customer reviews)

Cloud Atlas
18.  Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Begs the question, "What is David Mitchell on...and can I have some of it, please?""
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (566 customer reviews)

The Road
19.  The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "This book is one of the most important books of our time. Should be on the schools' syllabus."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (821 customer reviews)

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The Book Thief
20.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The list author says:
  "Second World War in Germany, told by Death. Genius."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,177 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Stand (The Complete and Uncut Edition)
21.  The Stand (The Complete and Uncut Edition) by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "Epic, plot driven and King's best characters."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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Cider House Rules - The Novel
22.  Cider House Rules - The Novel by John Irving
The list author says:
  "John Irving's commentary on American attitudes to family planning, families and family love. Outstanding. sadly the film version had to cut out one of its best characters:Melony."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

A Widow For One Year
23.  A Widow For One Year by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Best of Irvings more recent books. What possible reason can there be for a mother to leave her five year olf daughter behind?"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Cannot read Max's story due to the size of the print on kindle paperwhite! 4 7 Apr 2014
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