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Books I have read in 2008, part 1

A Listmania! list by unlikely_heroine "unlikely_heroine" (London, UK)
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A Sight For Sore Eyes
1.  A Sight For Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Starts great, I saw a lot of the second half coming, though!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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The Water's Lovely
2.  The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Entertaining if you ignore the glaringly unlikely coincidence..."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

When We Were Bad: A Novel
3.  When We Were Bad: A Novel by Charlotte Mendelson
The list author says:
  "Good, didn't enjoy it as much as her others, though..."
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Then We Came to the End: A Novel
4.  Then We Came to the End: A Novel by Joshua Ferris
The list author says:
  "Boring, overrated, and not even accurate re office life. Suspect the author worked in an office for 6 months maximum."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

The Kite Runner
5.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The list author says:
  "OK I guess..."
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Gone, Baby, Gone
6.  Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
The list author says:
  "The film was better."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis
7.  Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis by Ali Smith
The list author says:
  "Wonderful, life-affirming, amazing."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Beneath the Bleeding
8.  Beneath the Bleeding by Val McDermid
The list author says:
  "Bit ropey, especially re killers' "motives"..."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
9.  The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Peter Elkind
The list author says:
  "Fascinating account of corporate greed and delusion."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Hard Times (Penguin Classics)
10.  Hard Times (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "Where does Sissy go?! She was awesome."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

The Long Firm (Sceptre 21's)
11.  The Long Firm (Sceptre 21's) by Jake Arnott
The list author says:
  "Bit different to what I usually read, I liked it."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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A Great Deliverance: An Inspector Lynley Novel (Inspector Lynley Mystery Series)
12.  A Great Deliverance: An Inspector Lynley Novel (Inspector Lynley Mystery Series) by Elizabeth George
The list author says:
  "No great mystery, but nicely written."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Morality Tale
13.  Morality Tale by Sylvia Brownrigg
The list author says:
  "Not my kind of subject matter, but engagingly written as always from this author."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Trust Me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor
14.  Trust Me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor by Max Pemberton
The list author says:
  "Likeable, but familiar, account of a junior doctor's first year."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
15.  The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
The list author says:
  "Fascinating stuff, loved it."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (338 customer reviews)

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Rebecca (VMC)
16.  Rebecca (VMC) by Daphne Du Maurier
The list author says:
  "Finally got around to reading it - melodramatic but compelling."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

Stuart: A Life Backwards
17.  Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
The list author says:
  "Eye-opening, but not as well-written as some reviews suggest."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Into the Wild
18.  Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The list author says:
  "Slight story feels a little padded in places, but very interesting account of a true-life event."
5.35   Used & New from: 2.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

Sleep With Me
19.  Sleep With Me by Joanna Briscoe
The list author says:
  "I wanted every character in this book to die horribly!! AARGH!"
7.99   Used & New from: 0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
20.  Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
The list author says:
  "Ostensibly a true-crime story, but really an interesting history of Mormonism."
6.29   Used & New from: 1.63
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

The Irresistible Inheritance Of Wilberforce
21.  The Irresistible Inheritance Of Wilberforce by Paul Torday
The list author says:
  "Hugely entertaining account of a man's decline into alcoholism (or as he sees it, an appreciation of wine...) written in a very readable style, with an intriguing, unreliable, unlikeable narrator."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Engleby
22.  Engleby by Sebastian Faulks
The list author says:
  "Readable, though a load of old balderdash."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)

Crooked (Modern Plays)
23.  Crooked (Modern Plays) by Catherine Trieschmann
The list author says:
  "Likeable play with 3D characters that avoids the pitfall of a diatribe against religious fundamentalism."
9.63   Used & New from: 5.03

Anonymous Lawyer
24.  Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman
The list author says:
  "Intermittently extremely insightful and funny, but too lightweight to be compelling reading."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Silence
25.  Silence by Josie Henley-Einion
The list author says:
  "Very disappointing."
5.34   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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