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A Listmania! list by Jo (Northern Ireland)
 
Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence
1.  Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence 
The list author says:
  "A book of photos of my fave musician dead, in various places with stories by one of my fave authors. Sex in a book. Seriously. Support the art and buy directly from Amanda though!"
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Wasted
2.  Wasted by Mikki Goffin
The list author says:
  "I have read this at least 5 times and cried everytime. A very real and touching story of siblings, addictions and sexuality. Very funny, very sad. very worth it."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The World According To Garp (Black Swan)
3.  The World According To Garp (Black Swan) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "My current Irving fave. He writes with a voice that's a little elft of centre and leaves the story etched on your brain for days to come. Avoid any film adaptions and read the books. Start with this."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

A Fraction Of The Whole
4.  A Fraction Of The Whole by Steve Toltz
The list author says:
  "A son, a father, an uncle. One family, all criminals. Thier tale is unique and refreshing, especially the section on the 'crime handbook'"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

The End of Mr. Y
5.  The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
The list author says:
  "Superb, I rushed this book just so I could know what happened then reread it to really let it sink in. Science heavy in parts but thrilling and imaginative."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Wolf at the Table
6.  A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
The list author says:
  "My personal fave from a man who can do no wrong in my eyes. Most of his books are all about him, this focuses on his realtionship with his father. It's laugh out loud funny and sob worthy sad."
6.39   Used & New from: 0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Me Talk Pretty One Day
7.  Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The list author says:
  "In the same line as Burroughs, sharp, witty, and unexpectedly poignant, A great escape from heavy subjects."
5.79   Used & New from: 0.50
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Immortality
8.  Immortality by Milan Kundera
The list author says:
  "Anything my Milan Kundera leaves me in thought and awe everytime. This book just pips everything else to the post but his work is all inspiring and worth a look."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
9.  The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paulo Coelho
The list author says:
  "For once, popularity is reflective on how good a book is. Worth it's hype, helps you find your way."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (668 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Steppenwolf (Penguin Modern Classics)
10.  Steppenwolf (Penguin Modern Classics) by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "A classic. In places hard for my young mind to relate to, but essential reading nonetheless."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Neverwhere
11.  Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Gaiman has been receiving acclaim for this kids books such as Coraline recently but books like Neverwhere and American Gods are where he really shows off his flair for writing,"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews)

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
12.  Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
The list author says:
  "Hard to follow in places and certainly not for everyone but it's quirkiness endeared it to me."
12.99   Used & New from: 4.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

A Confederacy of Dunces (Essential Penguin)
13.  A Confederacy of Dunces (Essential Penguin) by John Kennedy Toole
The list author says:
  "Never a more colourful character than Ignatius has graced books pages in recent years..."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

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Sarah
14.  Sarah by J.T. LeRoy
The list author says:
  "JT LeRoys novels are hardhitting and engrossing. Check out the film adaption of 'The Heart Is Deceitful Above All things' as well. True to the book and amazing."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Choke
15.  Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
The list author says:
  "His last few books left me cold, this one however was right on form and amazing."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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