Fiction to be read even if life ebbing out (random)

A Listmania! list by M. Nome (Oslo, Norway)
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The Abortion
1.  The Abortion by Richard Brautigan
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  "The world's most beautiful abortion."
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The Gospel According To Jesus Christ (Panther)
2.  The Gospel According To Jesus Christ (Panther) by Jose Saramago
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  "Fantastic tale of a man."
£7.19   Used & New from: £3.39
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Harper Perennial Modern Classics
3.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Harper Perennial Modern Classics by Hunter S. Thompson
The list author says:
  "Might not be journalism, but sure as hell it's art. Savage art."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Johnny Got His Gun
4.  Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
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  "Imagine being trapped inside your head by a war."
£10.29   Used & New from: £5.79
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Crime and Punishment: With selected excerpts from the Notebooks for Crime and Punishment (Wordsworth Classics)
5.  Crime and Punishment: With selected excerpts from the Notebooks for Crime and Punishment (Wordsworth Classics) by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The list author says:
  "I was reading this while the planes slammed into those towers."
£1.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Mr Palomar (Vintage Classics)
6.  Mr Palomar (Vintage Classics) by Italo Calvino
The list author says:
  "Take a step back and study things closely."
£6.39   Used & New from: £0.65
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Everything is Illuminated
7.  Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
The list author says:
  "Great personas, great stories and a whole new language."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Nineteen Eighty-Four
8.  Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "Read this. Then re-read it at least once a decade."
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Dead Souls (Penguin Classics)
9.  Dead Souls (Penguin Classics) by Nikolai Gogol
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  "Amazing writing. Unfortunately it fizzles out, as it was never finished."
£9.98   Used & New from: £2.02
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

You're An Animal, Viskovitz!
10.  You're An Animal, Viskovitz! by Alessandro Boffa
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  "Fun for all animals, humanoid or not."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Harper Perennial Modern Classics - Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
11.  Harper Perennial Modern Classics - Naked Lunch: The Restored Text by William Burroughs
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  "Føkked up genious."
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Fup: A Modern Fable
12.  Fup: A Modern Fable by Jim Dodge
The list author says:
  "My all time favourite fable."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps
13.  Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps by Emmett Grogan
The list author says:
  "Half a kilo of great storytelling."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
14.  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "Favourite piece from my favourite japanese."
£7.19   Used & New from: £3.20
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Aleph and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
15.  The Aleph and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) by Jorge Luis Borges
The list author says:
  "Unforgettable myths from an Argentinian."
£9.61   Used & New from: £5.21
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
16.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind
The list author says:
  "Smelly bliss."
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A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Classics)
17.  A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Classics) by John Kennedy Toole
The list author says:
  "No reader of this has ever forgot Ignatius."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)

Death on Credit
18.  Death on Credit by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
The list author says:
  "I love the cynical French. And he masters the "...""
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Hunger
19.  Hunger by Hamsun Knut
The list author says:
  "Starving with pride in Christiania."
£8.69   Used & New from: £1.16
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Naked Madonna (Harvill Panther)
20.  The Naked Madonna (Harvill Panther) by Jan Wiese
The list author says:
  "Paintings, erections and Italy."
£5.98   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Factotum
21.  Factotum by Charles Bukowski
The list author says:
  "Grim American truth."
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Slaughter House Five
22.  Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "More grim American truth, as well universal."
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Short Short Stories (Pocket Penguins)
23.  Short Short Stories (Pocket Penguins) by Dave Eggers
The list author says:
  "Short. Sweet."
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Lost Illusions (Classics)
24.  Lost Illusions (Classics) by Honore de Balzac
The list author says:
  "A most readable masterpiece by old Honore."
£13.48   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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McDuff's translation. 0 29 Jun 2009
penguin popular classics 0 19 Apr 2009
Another superb read 0 11 Jan 2009
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