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Books I have read in 2010, part 1

A Listmania! list by unlikely_heroine "unlikely_heroine" (London, UK)
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The Rapture
1.  The Rapture by Liz Jensen
The list author says:
  "Disappointing eco-apocalyptic nonsense."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Apples
2.  Apples by Richard Milward
The list author says:
  "OK depiction of council estate life, but nothing mindblowing."
£8.87   Used & New from: £0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Invisible
3.  Invisible by Paul Auster
The list author says:
  "Thoroughly entertaining throughout, although I wish it had a proper ending!"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Blacklands
4.  Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
The list author says:
  "Very well-written British crime thriller - recommended."
£3.50   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

The Vienna Woods Killer: A Writer's Double Life
5.  The Vienna Woods Killer: A Writer's Double Life by John Leake
The list author says:
  "Obviously the result of great research and a good insight into a fascinating case, but could have been better-written."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Homicide:
6.  Homicide: by David Simon
The list author says:
  "Interesting but not gripping throughout its 600+ pages - dare I say it could have done with some editing....?"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001
7.  The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001 by Sue Townsend
The list author says:
  "So-so. Not that funny and a real sense of deja vu in the storylines."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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No Bells on Sunday: Journals of Rachel Roberts
8.  No Bells on Sunday: Journals of Rachel Roberts by Rachel Roberts
The list author says:
  "Intriguing insight into the life of an actress with a fatal flaw."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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V for Vendetta: New Edition
9.  V for Vendetta: New Edition by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "Gripping and moving - much better than I expected.."
Used & New from: £6.70
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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One Day
10.  One Day by David Nicholls
The list author says:
  "Entertaining but almost painfully realistic at times tale of one day in the lives of two people over twenty years."
£18.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,649 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

What to Do When Someone Dies
11.  What to Do When Someone Dies by Nicci French
The list author says:
  "Passable thriller, I turned the pages quickly enough."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Cutting For Stone
12.  Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
The list author says:
  "Well-written family saga, slightly disappointing ending."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

A Fatal Inversion
13.  A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine
The list author says:
  "Thoroughly gripping crime novel, Ruth Rendell / Barbara Vine at her best."
£7.19   Used & New from: £1.32
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Ham on Rye
14.  Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
The list author says:
  "Didn't do much for me, but I seem to be in the minority."
£6.99   Used & New from: £4.14
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

The Man Without
15.  The Man Without by Ray Robinson
The list author says:
  "Stunning read, a book I picked up at the library on a whim - astonishingly good writing."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Charles Manson: Coming Down Fast
16.  Charles Manson: Coming Down Fast by Simon Wells
The list author says:
  "Interesting read but tails off after a strong opening section."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.97
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wolf Hall
17.  Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The list author says:
  "Astoundingly well-written and fascinating in places; dull in others. Doesn't really convey how Thomas Cromwell rose to the top and gained the power at Henry VIII's court that he did."
£3.86   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,543 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Little Stranger
18.  The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The list author says:
  "So-so and with no real resolution, which is disappointing from this very talented author."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (346 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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A Home at the End of the World (Essential Penguin)
19.  A Home at the End of the World (Essential Penguin) by Michael Cunningham
The list author says:
  "Entertaining enough but not sensational and some familiar themes from Cunningham's other work."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Brooklyn
20.  Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
The list author says:
  "Readable, and touching in places, but not a masterpiece."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog! (Penguin Popular Classics)
21.  Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog! (Penguin Popular Classics) by Jerome K. Jerome
The list author says:
  "Pretty funny in places, but not THAT hilarious for a supposed classic."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews)

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When I Forgot
22.  When I Forgot by Elina Hirvonen
The list author says:
  "Finnish family angst. Average story and writing in my opinion."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics)
23.  Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics) by Jean Rhys
The list author says:
  "Great premise, but somehow doesn't quite hit the mark."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Trauma
24.  Trauma by Patrick McGrath
The list author says:
  "Very readable story of a psychiatrist's mental decline."
£12.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Killer Inside Me
25.  The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
The list author says:
  "Really entertaining and readable noir."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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