Books I have read in 2006 (in no particular order)

A Listmania! list by Sean Davies "staticking" (London, UK)
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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists
1.  The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists by Gideon Defoe
The list author says:
  "More japes and horse-foolery with The Pirate Captain and his crew!"
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The Historian
2.  The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The list author says:
  "Intelligent and gripping twist on the vampire tale, a little slow going - the pace doesn't pick up until the very end"
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (408 customer reviews)

Yes Man
3.  Yes Man by Danny Wallace
The list author says:
  "I laughed out loud on countless occassions throughout this book, then blubbed like a baby as I read the final chapters coming into land at Naples airport. The cabin crew thought I was weird."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

The Blind Watchmaker
4.  The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "Worth reading just for the chapter on the evolution of sonar in bats. Dawkins writes science with a passion that you cannot help but be swept up by."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

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The Confusion (Baroque Cycle 2)
5.  The Confusion (Baroque Cycle 2) by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "Excellent. Perhaps the finest collision of sword-fights, maths, whores, witty asides, commerce, Spanish dukes suffering from Tourette's, Jesuit Samurais, syphillis,  and international intrigue!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Perdido Street Station
6.  Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
The list author says:
  "Quite a simple (though gripping) plot, that is made compelling by the amazing world that Mieville has conjured up. Some of his creations will blow your mind."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)

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Revelation Space (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
7.  Revelation Space (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
The list author says:
  "Good solid space opera, but I felt that the main plot line was a bit boring and wished that the author would delve deeper into the intriguing sub-plots and back-history"
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Thud!: A Discworld Novel
8.  Thud!: A Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Trademark Pratchett, and Vimes at his second best (see Nightwatch for that!). I love the fact that Pratchett is getting angrier. A timely novel of the stupidity of religious/cultural squabbling."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)

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The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Bk. 1
9.  The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Bk. 1 by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "I had high hopes for this, so I'm going to trust everyone else and hope that the second book is the one that sucks me in..."
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The Winter Queen (Erast Fandorin 1)
10.  The Winter Queen (Erast Fandorin 1) by Boris Akunin
The list author says:
  "A fun and wry thriller, shows plenty of promise to develop into a series of ripping yarns"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

The Traveller (The Fourth Realm Trilogy)
11.  The Traveller (The Fourth Realm Trilogy) by John Twelve Hawks
The list author says:
  "Very disappointing. Uses every cliche in the same old way. Add one part highlander, two parts Matrix then sprinkle with a predictable and poorly written story"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Gateway (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
12.  Gateway (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Frederik Pohl
The list author says:
  "Has so much more potential. The main idea could have been used far more effectively as the backdrop to a sprawling space opera. Instead its used to hang-out some dreary and dated psycho-analysis"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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Friends, Voters, Countrymen
13.  Friends, Voters, Countrymen by Boris Johnson
The list author says:
  "Reading this intelligent and gently humourous book has almost dispelled the image of a hopelessly blundering buffoon, almost! And though I'm no Tory, he does talk an awful lot of sense sometimes."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Algebraist
14.  The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks
The list author says:
  "My favourite SF writer. Galaxy spanning and brimful of marvellous ideas and creations; Banks also provides some truly hilarious moments. Highly Recommended."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death
15.  Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "I agree with the reader's review titled "Cult classic rather than great novel". Vonneguts other SF books work much better as novels in their own right."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)

Going Postal: A Discworld Novel
16.  Going Postal: A Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Not the most amazing Discworld novel, but then again, even a bad Discworld novel is still excellent and highly enjoyable."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

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The Big Over Easy: An Investigation with the Nursery Crime Division (Nursery crimes)
17.  The Big Over Easy: An Investigation with the Nursery Crime Division (Nursery crimes) by Jasper Fforde
The list author says:
  "Just started reading this, and am already thoroughly enjoying it...stay tuned for my final opinion!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

This Thing Of Darkness
18.  This Thing Of Darkness by Harry Thompson
The list author says:
  "Excellent re-telling of the voyages of the Beagle, the ship that took Darwin on his travels of discovery. Very good and all the better for being true!"
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Explorers of the New Century
19.  Explorers of the New Century by Magnus Mills
The list author says:
  "Darkly comic allegory, with an amazing revelation that will shock."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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