10 Fantastic Books you really should own

A Listmania! list by "redfoxhole"
 
American Tabloid
1.  American Tabloid by James Ellroy
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  "A dark, brooding masterpiece of noir fiction"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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The Bonfire of the Vanities (Picador Books)
2.  The Bonfire of the Vanities (Picador Books) by Tom Wolfe
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  "So it rips off Crime and Punishment? with language and plot this good, who cares...?"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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The Stand
3.  The Stand by Stephen King
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  "The absolute definitive horror epic and amongst King's finest"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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GB84
4.  GB84 by David Peace
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  "Utterly magnificient."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
5.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
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  "Funny, moving- stop: just marvellous fiction from start to finish"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Watchmen
6.  Watchmen by Alan Moore
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  "This is the one that non-comic fans like. How right they are. Its a stunning achievement"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

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Batman: Dark Knight Returns
7.  Batman: Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
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  "So good that even my mum thinks its ok that a grown man still can read a comic"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Powers Volume 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?: Who Killed Retro Girl? v. 1
8.  Powers Volume 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?: Who Killed Retro Girl? v. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis
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  "the best noir comic ever. Read it before they make the movie and then tell your friends how much you were into it before it became popular"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Money: A Suicide Note
9.  Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis
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  "Amis's best and, twenty years on it still feels fresh and vital"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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High Fidelity
10.  High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
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  "Not Hornby's best but undoubtedly his most personal and resonant"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Looking for "end-of-the-world" scenario books 9 20 Jan 2013
Is this the expanded 1990's version? 1 21 Sep 2012
The Strand (kindle edition) 6 19 Oct 2011
Who said "comic books" are for kids? 7 1 Mar 2011
Uncut? 2 20 Feb 2011
Stepha King? 2 20 Feb 2011
Hardcover vs. paperback 2 6 Jan 2011
Watchmen- What next? 8 9 Dec 2010
who watchs the watchmen ? 1 1 Dec 2010
Arrive by Christmas? 1 16 Jan 2010
first graphic novel for 14 YO 6 2 Jun 2009
Another superb read 0 11 Jan 2009
 
   

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