Books with great impact

A Listmania! list by Amazon Customer "lund32"
 
The White Hotel
1.  The White Hotel by D M Thomas
The list author says:
  "I rarely read the same book more than once. But I have read this twice and will again. Disturbing, sad and yet so full of hope."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Life Of Pi
2.  Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
The list author says:
  "One of the best books ever. An original and bizarre read that plays with perceptions of religion and belief."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,091 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Out of Africa (Penguin Modern Classics)
3.  Out of Africa (Penguin Modern Classics) by Karen Blixen
The list author says:
  ""Does Africa know a song of me?" Karen Blixen asked. This book shows that she knows a beautiful song of Africa that sends you back in time and place."
£6.79   Used & New from: £1.62
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

The Seal Wife
4.  The Seal Wife by Kathryn Harrison
The list author says:
  "I just recently read this and it still lingers in the back of my mind. A story about loneliness, lust and survival in a literally ice cold world. Told with a restrained, poetic and ice clear prose."
£10.00   Used & New from: £0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
5.  The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics) by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "Shocking, haunting and in some parts of the world truer to reality than one wishes were true."
£6.29   Used & New from: £2.09
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (461 customer reviews)

I Was Amelia Earhart
6.  I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn
The list author says:
  "I find this title similar to the "The Seal Wife". As well as in story as in regard to the poetic prose which is minimalistic and yet very rich and captivating."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Norwegian Wood
7.  Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "I´m a Haruki Murakami Junkie, and this was the firs of his books that I read. After that literature would never be the same again."
Used & New from: £5.43
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
8.  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "A big book, both in pages and idea, it´s larger than life. Very strange, very original and so hard to put down."
£6.29   Used & New from: £3.49
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sputnik Sweetheart
9.  Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "As always in Murakamis books things seems very familiar and ordinary, but some things are so NOT ordinary. Trust me."
£6.29   Used & New from: £2.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
10.  The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shonagon
The list author says:
  "Written by a Japanese court woman in the 10. century. It gives a fascinating glimpse of a strange, enchanting world long gone."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Macbeth (Penguin Popular Classics)
11.  Macbeth (Penguin Popular Classics) by William Shakespeare
The list author says:
  "A dark, fascinating tale of ambition, fate and prophecy."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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The Feast
12.  The Feast by Sir Antony Sher
The list author says:
  "An author that I stumbled upon by accident and absolutely fell in love with. Set in Africa and dark, violent and utterly funny."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Middlepost
13.  Middlepost by Antony Sher
The list author says:
  "A Jew and a native girl reluctantly becomes travel companions in South Africa in the beginning of the century. Very original, grotesque, violent, sad and at times simply hilarious."
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1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Crimson Petal And The White
14.  The Crimson Petal And The White by Michel Faber
The list author says:
  "London in the times of Charles Dickens. And this time with all the dirty details, lust and frustration."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Sport and a Pastime (Modern Library)
15.  Sport and a Pastime (Modern Library) by James Salter
The list author says:
  "A small and simple, yet beautiful and captivating lovestory. And surprisingly enough told through the minimalistic, clear voice of a third person."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
16.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The list author says:
  "How to escape Hitler, in real life and as an superhero in comic strips. It has it all. It´s funny, touching and hard to put down."
£7.49   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

Waiting For The Barbarians
17.  Waiting For The Barbarians by J M Coetzee
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite authors and I think this is my favorite book of his. An ever current fable of oppression and humanity taking place in an imaginary country."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.31
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Silberknabe: Roman
18.  Silberknabe: Roman by Grete Roulund
The list author says:
  "I simply had to put Grete Roulund on the list. A Danish author that could tell the most fantastic, disturbing, dark stories about all the different kinds of evil in the world."
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English Passengers
19.  English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
The list author says:
  "The story of brutal colonisation, when Britain invades Tasmania. Superbly written with a lot of both comical and tragic characters. At the same time hilarious and sad."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)