Books to Set Your Mind on Fire

A Listmania! list by "shoeloula"
 
Perdido Street Station
1.  Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
The list author says:
  "it's a science thriller, horror monster magic, pain and beauty sculpture of a book - read it! then read Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)

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Carter Beats the Devil
2.  Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
The list author says:
  "so clever it will sparkle your socks off with magic and marvels"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Fruits
3.  Fruits by Shoichi Aoki
The list author says:
  "Harajuku style kicks ass! I wanna be a Shibuya girl and have SMAP come to my house for tea!"
£19.95   Used & New from: £2.55
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Persuasion (English Library)
4.  Persuasion (English Library) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "I can read this book again and again and again and again there's always something new to be seen."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

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Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin twentieth-century classics)
5.  Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin twentieth-century classics) by Stella Gibbons
The list author says:
  "wierd wierd funny and definately something nasty in this woodshed"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)

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The Sorrow Of War
6.  The Sorrow Of War by Bao Ninh
The list author says:
  "takes a while to get used to, but once you're there it all makes horrible horrible sense. War is bad."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

The Good Earth (Enriched Classics)
7.  The Good Earth (Enriched Classics) by Pearl Buck
The list author says:
  "a great tale of pre-Communist China which doesn't patronise or rose-tint the way things were"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A story
8.  Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A story by Richard Bach
The list author says:
  "when the stupid people get you down, read this and know that better things are always possible"
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)

Gone with the Wind
9.  Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The list author says:
  "it's big, it's kind of trashy, but Scarlett is a wonderful creation and I challenge anyone to stay dry-eyed to the end."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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That Pesky Rat
10.  That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child
The list author says:
  "the funniest book I have read this year. And no, I don't have children. (Yes, I know I am quite strange.)"
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Siddhartha (Picador Books)
11.  Siddhartha (Picador Books) by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "a quiet pool of reflection in a noisy world"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

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