Books I will read three times (at least) before I die...

A Listmania! list by Mark Shackelford "mark shackelford" (Worthing, UK)
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Titus Groan (Gormenghast Trilogy)
1.  Titus Groan (Gormenghast Trilogy) by Mervyn Peake
The list author says:
  "Totally engrossing other-world - gothic with a vengeance"
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Catch-22
2.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "Bizarre characters in wholly believable warscape"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (524 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Difference Engine
3.  The Difference Engine by William Gibson
The list author says:
  "Wonderful evocation of Victorian times - as they should have been."
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3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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The Pickwick Papers (Oxford World's Classics)
4.  The Pickwick Papers (Oxford World's Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "Very funny - and a great introduction to Dickens"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

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Dune
5.  Dune by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "The original (and by far the best) volume of the Dune series"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (340 customer reviews)

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves"
6.  The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves" by Stephen Donaldson
The list author says:
  "Lord of the Rings - for grown-ups"
£14.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Prodigal Summer
7.  Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
The list author says:
  "If you know a farmer who is using pesticides - buy him this book, and stand over him while he reads it!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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Good Omens
8.  Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Brilliantly funny - much better than the Disc-World series"
Used & New from: £6.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (341 customer reviews)

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Mythago Wood (Mythago 1)
9.  Mythago Wood (Mythago 1) by Robert Holdstock
The list author says:
  "Spooky exploration of ancient English folk-tales"
Used & New from: £0.02
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playback (Everyman's Library classics)
10.  The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playback (Everyman's Library classics) by Raymond Chandler
The list author says:
  "The original and best crime stories. Beyond cool!"
£17.50   Used & New from: £2.97
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Jeeves Omnibus - Vol 1: (Jeeves & Wooster): No.1
11.  The Jeeves Omnibus - Vol 1: (Jeeves & Wooster): No.1 by P.G. Wodehouse
The list author says:
  "Delightful evocation of the years before society was killed by World War II"
£15.19   Used & New from: £4.55
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Hawksmoor
12.  Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
The list author says:
  "The scariest historical novel"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Cryptonomicon
13.  Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "Brilliantly complex story of cryptography, gold and unrequited love"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

Ash: A Secret History
14.  Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle
The list author says:
  "An historical novel of intrigue and strangeness. READ THE FOOTNOTES!!!!!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth
15.  Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth by James Lovelock
The list author says:
  "Classic ecological view of the planet"
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.03
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (20th anniversary edition with a new preface by the author)
16.  Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (20th anniversary edition with a new preface by the author) by Douglas R Hofstadter
The list author says:
  "Perfect work-out for the brain..."
£13.59   Used & New from: £8.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

The Blind Watchmaker
17.  The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "Dawkin's masterwork. Everything you wanted to know about evolution but were afraid to read "Origin of Species""
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

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Nights At The Circus
18.  Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter
The list author says:
  "Marvellous place to start with this extraordinary author"
£6.29   Used & New from: £2.18
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Regeneration
19.  Regeneration by Pat Barker
The list author says:
  "Chillingly realistic journey through the Hell of the First World War"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

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On the Road
20.  On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The list author says:
  "For all old (and young) hippies everywhere..."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Waterland
21.  Waterland by Graham Swift
The list author says:
  "A wonderful story of the Fens that reflects the gentle, slow (but brutal) pace of life there"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Swallows And Amazons
22.  Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The list author says:
  "Whenever I need to go back to my youth..."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

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Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices (Penguin Modern Classics)
23.  Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices (Penguin Modern Classics) by Dylan Thomas
The list author says:
  "Poetry to be spoken out loud - or listened to (if it's Richard Burton)"
Used & New from: £0.71
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Silent Spring (Penguin Modern Classics)
24.  Silent Spring (Penguin Modern Classics) by Rachel Carson
The list author says:
  "The first warnings of global devastation - which we still continue to ignore"
£6.99   Used & New from: £4.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis: Most Credible Theory of Human Evolution
25.  The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis: Most Credible Theory of Human Evolution by Elaine Morgan
The list author says:
  "Wonderfully likely research into human origins"
Used & New from: £5.64
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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