Books that've left me wanting more

A Listmania! list by Musical Prevert "Will" (London)
 
Heart of Darkness
1.  Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The list author says:
  "A phenomenal novel. I have never read prose this devastatingly poetic, rich, just literature on which to gorge oneself. Stunning. I cannot enthuse readily enough. My favourite book."
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Long Day's Journey Into Night (Jonathan Cape Paperback, 46)
2.  Long Day's Journey Into Night (Jonathan Cape Paperback, 46) by Eugene O'Neill
The list author says:
  "Have tried in this informal top five to include works that have stunned me, taken me to a different place, made the world bright and sharp once over, made me want to do nothing but read for ever man."
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A Clockwork Orange (Penguin Modern Classics)
3.  A Clockwork Orange (Penguin Modern Classics) by Anthony Burgess
The list author says:
  "This is the book that got me into literature. What he does with language in this book is outta sight. Incredible. ...car ate up road like spagetti first line to send shivers &c."
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The Outsider (Everyman's Library Classics)
4.  The Outsider (Everyman's Library Classics) by Albert Camus
The list author says:
  "Had to be in top five for this and above in fact the two tomes that started a life long obsession with literature. Shirt sticking to back on hot bus ride's still stuck with me."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

Ham On Rye
5.  Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski
The list author says:
  "Adored this book. What prose! Vivid, solid, unpretentious. Cold read this book over and over."
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Junky (Penguin Modern Classics)
6.  Junky (Penguin Modern Classics) by William S Burroughs
The list author says:
  "Perhaps prefer Naked Lunch (trying one author, one book) but t'was this book that kicked off lenghty obsession with Burroughs and the beats."
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Chaucer's "Knight's Tale" and Theories of Scholastic Psychology
7.  Chaucer's "Knight's Tale" and Theories of Scholastic Psychology by Lois Roney
The list author says:
  "Read this one car journey and almost wept at beauty of prose, finishing to a much brighter world and massive enthusiasm for literature. Adore Chaucer above all others."
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Flowers of Evil and Other Works / Les Fleurs du Mal et Oeuvres Choisies (Dover Dual Language French)
8.  Flowers of Evil and Other Works / Les Fleurs du Mal et Oeuvres Choisies (Dover Dual Language French) by Charles Baudelaire
The list author says:
  "Forget Rimbaud and all that laboured nonsense. Baud. is the apotheosis of French poetry - elegant, economical, devastatingly beautiful prose."
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Crime and Punishment (Penguin Popular Classics)
9.  Crime and Punishment (Penguin Popular Classics) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The list author says:
  "Of course."
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Phaedrus
10.  Phaedrus by Plato
The list author says:
  "Took me to places I did not know existed. When robust makes me high and elated, when fragile collapse into a sobbing wreck, ruing this foetid existence."
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Popular Classics)
11.  The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Popular Classics) by Oscar Wilde
The list author says:
  "Would cretainly edit out the outdated theological arguments but few efforts at writing come close to the first thrid of this book. Remarkable stuff."
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Lolita (Read Red)
12.  Lolita (Read Red) by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "Superb. Lavish prose, dry, witty and satirical, l have a great fondness for old Hum. Savouring this book at present for the last great book i finished left me greatly dissatisfied with the next."
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The Great Gatsby (Penguin Classics)
13.  The Great Gatsby (Penguin Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "Elegant prose, vivid imigary, a beautifully constructed book."
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The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics)
14.  The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics) by Arthur Miller
The list author says:
  "Never has an authors character development so stunned me with its brilliance. He effortlessly deliniates the most complex characters with whom one becomes utterly involved. Genius."
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A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays: "Sweet Bird of Youth"; "A Streetcar Named Desire"; "The Glass Menagerie" (Penguin Modern Classics)
15.  A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays: "Sweet Bird of Youth"; "A Streetcar Named Desire"; "The Glass Menagerie" (Penguin Modern Classics) by Tennessee Williams
The list author says:
  "Portrays wasted youth not as elegant and desirable characters but as slightly desparate, deranged and ultimately depressing, demented melancholics. Steetcar... should need no words."
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Last Exit to Brooklyn (Bloomsbury Classic Reads)
16.  Last Exit to Brooklyn (Bloomsbury Classic Reads) by Hubert Selby
The list author says:
  "One of the most horrifying and brilliant works of art in any medium. He writes so vividly its like watching a film. Film adaptation awful, by the path."
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Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained
17.  Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained by John Milton
The list author says:
  "Read all twleve books about a year ago. Studied it at school but got worlds more returning to it. Phenomenal prose. Rich and vivid but not garrelous. Bring it on."
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Dante's "Divine Comedy": Hell, Purgatory, Paradise
18.  Dante's "Divine Comedy": Hell, Purgatory, Paradise by Dante Alighieri
The list author says:
  "Poetry with remarkable stylistic economy and humour. Brilliant."
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Sexus (Flamingo modern classics)
19.  Sexus (Flamingo modern classics) by Henry Miller
The list author says:
  "A novel which had enormous influence on me as a teenager. I wanted to live Henry Millers life, so much does he delight in it. Oh and he writes brilliantly about it. Super evocative."
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The Catcher in the Rye
20.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "Another disturbing but remarkable book. A must for any fiercely indiviual teen or dissatisfied adult."
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Money: A Suicide Note (Penguin Modern Classics)
21.  Money: A Suicide Note (Penguin Modern Classics) by Martin Amis
The list author says:
  "As talented as he is I often balk at this guys prose. He tries far to hard and this is painfully evident in everything he's written, bar this. The very definition of a masterpiece."
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Down and Out in Paris and London (Essential Penguin)
22.  Down and Out in Paris and London (Essential Penguin) by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "Hard to choose which Orwell, but this goes in for the sheer atmospheric achievement of the first half, which takes place in the cavernous innards of a French hotel. Amazing."
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Diary of a Madman (Classics)
23.  Diary of a Madman (Classics) by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
The list author says:
  "A perfect short story. As indeed is the Overcoat. And the Nose. Enough to make one abandon the craft in despair of one's own abilities."
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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Penguin Popular Classics)
24.  The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Penguin Popular Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson
The list author says:
  "To paraphrase Amis' review of Lolita, this was a book I read whilst nodding with scandalised assent. A must for any wild man."
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