Books that will blow your boots off

A Listmania! list by L. N. Harvey "cowmanfred" (london)
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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
1.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "The flagship of this little collection, my life in Westeros is far more interesting, if way more dangerous."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,298 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Wizard of Earthsea (Puffin Books)
2.  A Wizard of Earthsea (Puffin Books) by Ursula Le Guin
The list author says:
  "The other ones go downhill after this, but this is a childhood fav. A master of the genre though, Ursula that is."
5.24   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

Where The Wild Things Are
3.  Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The list author says:
  "This boggles my brain as it did 20 years ago. Boggles."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

The Little Prince
4.  The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The list author says:
  "See above. So many questions."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Lies of Locke Lamora
5.  The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The list author says:
  "My mouth was open the whole time I read this. Pure adventure, and the next one has pirates in it- Cashback."
8.09   Used & New from: 0.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)

The Kite Runner
6.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The list author says:
  "Quite sentimental but hard-hitting nonetheless! One of the best endings ever too"
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Sword In The Storm: (The Rigante Book 1)
7.  Sword In The Storm: (The Rigante Book 1) by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "Conn, one of the best characters, any realm, anywhere. i.e. he'd smash jack bauer's face off, easily."
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Legend
8.  Legend by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "Same with Druss. lots of bloody heads rolling. beautiful."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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Siddhartha
9.  Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "Read by quite mountain stream, hand on chin for full effect.  Top 3."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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Running With The Demon: The Word and the Void Series: Book One
10.  Running With The Demon: The Word and the Void Series: Book One by Terry Brooks
The list author says:
  "Pure imagery. You can actually see what's goin on, super original too."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth)
11.  Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth) by Terry Goodkind
The list author says:
  "If a Game of Thrones is the Godfather, than this is Miama Vice. I didn't make it much further in the saga but this was good with some popcorn."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

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Flowers For Algernon (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
12.  Flowers For Algernon (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Daniel Keyes
The list author says:
  "Makes you want to jump off a bridge full of despair, i.e. quite emotive."
6.95   Used & New from: 0.44
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

The Highest Tide
13.  The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
The list author says:
  "Read it in an afternoon when feeling a little bummed out."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Into the Wild
14.  Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The list author says:
  "If your a fan of the wilderness, this is a must, like a bow or water bottle. You'll feel the trees in a small park calling you."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet
15.  Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas
The list author says:
  "If only this were science fiction..."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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The Princess Bride
16.  The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The list author says:
  "One of the cleverest, most sublte creations i've ever read. blow you boots off indeed. Like the movie, but times it by 55 million"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
17.  Northern Lights (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Believe the hype, basically. You go girl."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (818 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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Naked Pueblo
18.  Naked Pueblo by Mark Poirier
The list author says:
  "Dreary, pedestrian and incredibly intricate."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)
19.  The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics) by Albert Camus
The list author says:
  "Familiar with the absurd? you will be. Beware, this book may lead to loss of friends and laughing."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

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The King of Elfland's Daughter (Del Rey Impact)
20.  The King of Elfland's Daughter (Del Rey Impact) by Lord Dunsany
The list author says:
  "Weird. Told like a dream, crazy detail in some spots, then glides over 2 years. The 200 odd pages tell like at least a 30 year saga. Spread it out."
8.83   Used & New from: 2.32
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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