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Books That Wowed Me In 2009

A Listmania! list by M. Dowden (London, UK)
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The Reader
1.  The Reader by Prof Bernhard Schlink
The list author says:
  "A relatively short but powerful read."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Courilof Affair
2.  The Courilof Affair by Irene Nemirovsky
The list author says:
  "A thoughful novel."
8.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Just Henry
3.  Just Henry by Michelle Magorian
The list author says:
  "Absolutely brilliant."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Slumdog Millionaire
4.  Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
The list author says:
  "A Bollywood movie in a book, absolutely brilliant."
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Loitering With Intent (VMC)
5.  Loitering With Intent (VMC) by Muriel Spark
The list author says:
  "An absolute gem of a book."
6.79   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Last Evenings On Earth
6.  Last Evenings On Earth by Roberto Bolano
The list author says:
  "A pleasure to read."
6.29   Used & New from: 2.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Sylvia Plath (Faber 80th Anniversary Edition)
7.  Sylvia Plath (Faber 80th Anniversary Edition) by Sylvia Plath
The list author says:
  "Absolutely brilliant."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Tease
8.  Tease by Immodesty Blaize
The list author says:
  "A great debut novel that is pure fun to read."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Little Stranger
9.  The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The list author says:
  "Yes, she's done it again.  A chilling supernatural/psychological tale."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (346 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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London Belongs to Me (Penguin Modern Classics)
10.  London Belongs to Me (Penguin Modern Classics) by Norman Collins
The list author says:
  "The classic novel that everyone should read."
7.69   Used & New from: 0.62
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

A Dark Stranger
11.  A Dark Stranger by Julien Gracq
The list author says:
  "A truly haunting tale set in the Jazz Age."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Les Diaboliques: She Devils (Empire of the Senses)
12.  Les Diaboliques: She Devils (Empire of the Senses) by Jules Amedee Barbey D'Aureveilly
The list author says:
  "A real gem of six short stories.  This is a classic of French literature."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Frozen Hearts
13.  Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Frozen Hearts by Emma Kennedy
The list author says:
  "It may be a childrens book, but it is great fun to read."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Random Deaths and Custard
14.  Random Deaths and Custard by Catrin Dafydd
The list author says:
  "A fantastic novel that would also make a great comdey-drama series."
5.95   Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Walking in Pimlico
15.  Walking in Pimlico by Ann Featherstone
The list author says:
  "A brillaint debut novel that harks back to the good old Sensation Novels."
15.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Unseen Academicals: A Discworld Novel
16.  Unseen Academicals: A Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "At last, the new Discworld novel for adults."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Senso (and Other Stories) (Decadence from Dedalus)
17.  Senso (and Other Stories) (Decadence from Dedalus) by Camillo Boito
The list author says:
  "A collection of six tales of Italian decadence."
6.66   Used & New from: 2.61
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Cry Of The Sloth
18.  The Cry Of The Sloth by Sam Savage
The list author says:
  "A great new comic novel with a fantastic anti-hero."
9.90   Used & New from: 0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Something Hidden
19.  Something Hidden by Nick Blackstock
The list author says:
  "Inspired by a real mystery, this is a well written tale."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Acts of Violence (Macmillan New Writing)
20.  Acts of Violence (Macmillan New Writing) by Ryan David Jahn
The list author says:
  "Inspired by a real crime, this is a great debut novel."
11.04   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

The Oxford Despoiler: And Other Mysteries from the Case Book of Henry St Liver
21.  The Oxford Despoiler: And Other Mysteries from the Case Book of Henry St Liver by Gary Dexter
The list author says:
  "A great parody of Sherlock Holmes, with adult humour."
5.29   Used & New from: 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Limericks (Collector's Library)
22.  Limericks (Collector's Library) by Marcus Clapham
The list author says:
  "Who doesn't like a good limerick?  This is full of adult humour."
7.99   Used & New from: 2.35
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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