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Geek Love (Abacus Books)
1.  Geek Love (Abacus Books) by Katherine Dunn
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  "Amazing tale of circus freaks. Weird and touching."
£6.99   Used & New from: £1.72
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Not Fade Away
2.  Not Fade Away by Jim Dodge
The list author says:
  "Like Steinbeck's Cannery Row with added rock and roll."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Bell Jar
3.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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  "I know I know, suicidal lady poet. It doesn't bode well. But it is FABULOUS!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (330 customer reviews)

Fraser Macdonald G. : Flash for Freedom] (Plume)
4.  Fraser Macdonald G. : Flash for Freedom] (Plume) by George MacDonald Fraser
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  "OK so GMF is a reactionary old git but this and all the other Flashies are great fun."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Different Seasons
5.  Different Seasons by Stephen King
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  "Long short stories. The stuff the movies Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me were based on is between these covers."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Cloud Atlas
6.  Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Several books in one. Brilliant. Clever. Entertaining."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (637 customer reviews)

A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Classics)
7.  A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Classics) by John Kennedy Toole
The list author says:
  "Ignatius is one of the all time great comic characters."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

Para Handy
8.  Para Handy by Neil Munro
The list author says:
  "Funny stories of men gently conniving against each other."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Guys and Dolls: The Stories of Damon Runyan
9.  Guys and Dolls: The Stories of Damon Runyan by Damon Runyan
The list author says:
  "Funny stories of men violently conniving against each other."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Roger's Profanisaurus Rex: From the Pages of "Viz", the Ultimate Swearing Dictionary
10.  Roger's Profanisaurus Rex: From the Pages of "Viz", the Ultimate Swearing Dictionary by Viz
The list author says:
  "For the schoolboy in all of us"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Perennial Classics)
11.  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Perennial Classics) by Muriel Spark
The list author says:
  "The greatest novel ever written imo. The creme de la creme."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie)
12.  Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie) by Kate Atkinson
The list author says:
  "Easy reading fiction written with intelligence."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (256 customer reviews)

Carter Angela : Wise Children
13.  Carter Angela : Wise Children by Angela Carter
The list author says:
  "A lifetime of illigitimate theatre. Wonderfully funny."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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The Swell Season (Picador Books)
14.  The Swell Season (Picador Books) by Josef Skvorecky
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  "Coming of age, playing jazz, dodging nazis and communists."
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
15.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind
The list author says:
  "Monumentally good portrait of a monster."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (276 customer reviews)

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The Cone-Gatherers: A Haunting Story of Violence and Love (Canongate Classics)
16.  The Cone-Gatherers: A Haunting Story of Violence and Love (Canongate Classics) by Robin Jenkins
The list author says:
  "Why this book isn't better known is beyond me. It has first class charecterisation and is tightly written with a gripping plot. You'll be glad you found Robin Jenkins."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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