Extremely interesting books, very few found elsewhere

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The Madman: His Parables and Poems
1.  The Madman: His Parables and Poems by Kahlil Gibran
The list author says:
  "The classic Gibran, if you ever want a slice of life on a plate read this. Short and to the point, read it in a night and get blown away."
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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (Twentieth Century Classics)
2.  The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (Twentieth Century Classics) by G. K. Chesterton
The list author says:
  "Beautifully written by an often over-looked writer, a few twists and turns keep you going to the end."
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The Mystery of the Sea (Pocket Classics)
3.  The Mystery of the Sea (Pocket Classics) by Bram Stoker
The list author says:
  "Famous only for writing Dracula, Stoker has some other good stuff and this is the best of it."
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The Silmarillion (Lord of the Rings)
4.  The Silmarillion (Lord of the Rings) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Forget Lord of the Rings, it was for his kids, this is the real Tolkien. The mother of all epics."
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As I Lay Dying (Modern Classics)
5.  As I Lay Dying (Modern Classics) by William Faulkner
The list author says:
  "What an interesting little book this is, very unusual and about some of the more quietly important issues of life. They don't give out the Nobel Prize for nothing."
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I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
6.  I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Richard Matheson
The list author says:
  "A fantastic read from a fantastic author, having many films made from his books, read this one for its ending."
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Pale Blue Dot: a Vision of the Human Future in Space
7.  Pale Blue Dot: a Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan
The list author says:
  "Sagan was the voice of a generation and his writings here on the future of mankind, both on earth and in space are unparalleled."
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Star Maker (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
8.  Star Maker (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Olaf Stapledon
The list author says:
  "Arthur C.Clarke said it was the most powerful work of imagination ever written. That man does not choose his words lightly. What kind of imagination had Stapledon to write this ?"
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Death in Venice (Everyman's Library classics)
9.  Death in Venice (Everyman's Library classics) by Thomas Mann
The list author says:
  "Even translated into English, Mann's writing is astounding. Seven short stories included in this book, with the title one being the best. Also read Tristan for an example of a master at work."
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The Consolations of Philosophy
10.  The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
The list author says:
  "A relative newcomer on the block and an aside for hardcore philosophers. This is the kind of book anyone can pick up and enjoy and get into philosophy."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Sand and Foam (The Kahlil Gibran Pocket Library)
11.  Sand and Foam (The Kahlil Gibran Pocket Library) by Kahlil Gibran
The list author says:
  "More gems from the master of parable. I guarantee, many of these will get you thinking about your current stance. Pure wonder."
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Ocean Sea
12.  Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco
The list author says:
  "A quaint little story with intersting characters. It's just a little off mainstream to make it interesting enough to recommend."
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Songs of the Immortals: Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry (Penguin Poetry)
13.  Songs of the Immortals: Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry (Penguin Poetry) by Xu Yuan Zhong
The list author says:
  "If the thoughts of Chinese love poetry from bygone centuries is your kind of thing then get this book."
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Dandelion Wine (Earthlight)
14.  Dandelion Wine (Earthlight) by Ray Bradbury
The list author says:
  "Essentially a boys book. If anyone was ever a little boy and wide eyed at the wonder of the world then so was Bradbury."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America: "Graenlendinga Saga" and "Eirik's Saga" (Classics)
15.  The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America: "Graenlendinga Saga" and "Eirik's Saga" (Classics) by PENGUIN GROUP (UK)
The list author says:
  "Forget your Columbus etc, read about the real exlporers of the last millenium. There is proff that Vikings landed in America\Canada."
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The Millennial Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps
16.  The Millennial Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps by Arthur C. Clarke
The list author says:
  "This book is so full-crammed of ideas about the next 100 years that you wonder why you never thought of them yourself. A little Sci-fi mixed with a lot of common sense."
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The Name Of The Rose
17.  The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco
The list author says:
  "Many have seen the film, few have read the book. If you ever enjoyed a mystery thriller, read this. Set in a middle ages monastery."
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Seven Years in Tibet
18.  Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
The list author says:
  "Forget the film, the book is much superior, a tale recounted by a cimber, first and foremost, but what a story. What a life !"
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The Crusades, The (Wordsworth Military Library)
19.  The Crusades, The (Wordsworth Military Library) by Robert Payne
The list author says:
  "This book explains why Western Europe is the way it is now and our deep-set attitudes towards the Arabs. An extremely interesting period in history, especially after all that has gone recently."
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K-Pax
20.  K-Pax by Gene Brewer
The list author says:
  "Again, a great idea, almost completely captured by the film. Is he, isn't he ?"
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Dylan Thomas: Everyman Poetry: The Last Three Minutes
21.  Dylan Thomas: Everyman Poetry: The Last Three Minutes by Dylan Thomas
The list author says:
  "One of the great poets of all time, in a cheap format for everyone to enjoy. What else could you ask for ?"
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired 'Moby Dick'
22.  In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired 'Moby Dick' by Nathaniel Philbrick
The list author says:
  "Honestly, this is a great read, please give it 50 pages or so and it becomes a fascinating read, of hardship on the sea and survival through any means. The true story behind Moby Dick and many others."
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100 Selected Stories (Wordsworth Classics)
23.  100 Selected Stories (Wordsworth Classics) by O. Henry
The list author says:
  "Ah, the master of the short story. This book has hundreds of them, and therefore a guranteed fistful of brilliant stories. Take your pick."
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An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor
24.  An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor by Michael Smith
The list author says:
  "Anyone who is interested in exploration or true stories will be enthralled by the story of Crean, especially his time with Shakleton on the expedition to the South Pole. What a man."
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Hinds' Feet on High Places
25.  Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
The list author says:
  "A simple story. Much Afraid longs for better pastures and must endure the hardships of life to get it."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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