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A Listmania! list by Brendan L
 
Catch-22 (Vintage Classics)
1.  Catch-22 (Vintage Classics) by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "Incredibly funny.You will want everyone you know to read it"
6.29   Used & New from: 1.04
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (463 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Riddley Walker
2.  Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
The list author says:
  "Brilliant.Post-nuclear war Britain with Punch and Judy shows etc."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Trout Fishing in America
3.  Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan
The list author says:
  "Lyrical look at America from imaginative novelist"
Used & New from: 7.14
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Bridge
4.  The Bridge by Iain Banks
The list author says:
  "Narrator is in hospital after a car crash.But his mind is trapped in a bridge.Mesmerising stuff"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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His Dark Materials
5.  His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Very imaginatice series, parallel worlds,philosophical questions,armoured bears,God,war against the Church etc.Great stuff.Recently voted 3rd in the BBC Big Read competition"
Used & New from: 3.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (419 customer reviews)

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Neuromancer
6.  Neuromancer by William Gibson
The list author says:
  "Matrix heads only.From the man who invented the term 'cyberspace',a seminal futuristic novel"
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Secret History of the IRA
7.  A Secret History of the IRA by Ed Moloney
The list author says:
  "Definitive history of the Provisional IRA.Very detailed on Army Council members , meetings etc.Very good on Adams,the Peace Process etc."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich
8.  Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L Shirer
The list author says:
  "Excellent history of Hitler and the Nazi regime from '33 to '45.Very good on Hitler's backround and Germany's willingness to allow the Nazi's take power."
13.29   Used & New from: 6.63
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Stalingrad
9.  Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
The list author says:
  "Brilliant history of the battle that changed the war.Compelling tale of the significance of Stalingrad, the road to the Caucases oil fields,the build-up and the ruthless execution.Magnificent."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)

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The Catcher in the Rye
10.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "Classic.Teenage America as it was first chronicled.Great humour,very moving.A favourite."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (501 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Unreliable Memoirs: Autobiography (Picador Books)
11.  Unreliable Memoirs: Autobiography (Picador Books) by Clive James
The list author says:
  "Hilarious autobiography of the Clive's early days.Great yarns,very well told.Read the other volumes as well"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Fever Pitch
12.  Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "If you like football, you'll love this.Everything there is to be said on being a fan.The book is actually about growing up.Brilliant"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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High Fidelity
13.  High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "THE book on Rock Music ,as experienced by males.Incredibly entertaining."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Confessions of a Philosopher: A Journey Through Western Philosophy
14.  Confessions of a Philosopher: A Journey Through Western Philosophy by Bryan Magee
The list author says:
  "A great introduction to philosophy by one its best polularisers.How he discovered philosophy,discussions of the great questions, rivetting reading."
9.48   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy
15.  The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy by Bryan Magee
The list author says:
  "Each philosophjer is the subject of a dialogue between McGee and a contemporary expert.Excellent introduction to the subject covering all the important themes."
8.39   Used & New from: 0.91
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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