Books That Will Change Your Life

A Listmania! list by "drunken_misato"
 
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body in Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
1.  Simulacra and Simulation (The Body in Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism) by Jean Baudrillard
The list author says:
  "Just amazing. Period."
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The Hobbit
2.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "One of the first proper books I read (aww bless!) and I still love it. Far more upbeat than Lord Of The Rings."
£6.33   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,888 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Catch-22
3.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "Don't read this in public - you'll embarass yourself when you start laughing out loud."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (461 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
4.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "I consider this the GREATEST book ever written, there are no coincidences."
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces
5.  The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The list author says:
  "A fantastic exploration of myth, heros and philosophy."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Penguin Modern Classics)
6.  Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "Funny, witty and satirical but still raises issues. Hard to put down."
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The Bell Jar
7.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The list author says:
  "Graphic, depressing but beautifully poetic."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)

House Of Leaves
8.  House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
The list author says:
  "Just plain weird - it messes up your head!"
£19.04   Used & New from: £12.41
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

JANE EYRE (Penguin Classics)
9.  JANE EYRE (Penguin Classics) by Charlotte Brontė
The list author says:
  "Incredible book, one of the greatest characters ever created."
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
10.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The list author says:
  "I was expecting to be disappointed by this one after all the hype but it is simply delightful."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,286 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin Classics)
11.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin Classics) by Ken Kesey
The list author says:
  "A book that is even better than the film."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

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The Catcher in the Rye
12.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "Holden is a character that everyone will connect to in some way or the other."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (498 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Lolita
13.  Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "Nabokov doesn't waste one word. Haunting but beautiful."
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The "Matrix" and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real (Popular Culture & Philosophy)
14.  The "Matrix" and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real (Popular Culture & Philosophy) by William Irwin
The list author says:
  "A fantastic companion to one of the most amazing films."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in "The Matrix": Science, Philosophy and Religion in "The Matrix"
15.  Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in "The Matrix": Science, Philosophy and Religion in "The Matrix" by David Gerrold
The list author says:
  "The best matrix and philosophy book out there in my opinion."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Art of "The Matrix"
16.  The Art of "The Matrix" by Larry Wachowski
The list author says:
  "Quite expensive but for future movie makers like myself, it is a must have. The storyboards are mind-blowing."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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The "Matrix" Comics
17.  The "Matrix" Comics by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Fabulous. Comics + Matrix = GOOD. Fans of the Animatrix will love this!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Ghost in the Shell: v. 1
18.  Ghost in the Shell: v. 1 by Masamune Shirow
The list author says:
  "A fan of both literature and graphic novels, this is my favourite Manga."
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Four: A Trilogy in Four Parts
19.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Four: A Trilogy in Four Parts by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "Bizzare and just plan hilarious. A fun easy read."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Artemis Fowl
20.  Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
The list author says:
  "A nice, light and uplifting children's book. Artemis Fowl rocks! It will make you laugh out loud. Read it. NOW! : D"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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