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GREAT BOOKS TO GET

Kelvin MacGregor
 
The Reader
The Reader
"A beautiful, haunting book. Leaves you with a tingling feeling down your spine, the sign of a truly great book."
The Secret History
The Secret History
"A classic murder mystery. A refreshing, really original novel. Salinger meets Hemingway - it's that good."
The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
"Look up this book entry and find out why I rate The Lovely Bones so highly. Same with Lucky, also by Alice Sebold, which is equally brilliant."
Wonder Boys
Wonder Boys
"Read the book or buy the video starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Katie Holmes, Robert Downey Jr. A faithful adaptation of a very funny novel, Chabon's best by far."
Where the Heart is (Oprah's Book Club)
Where the Heart is (Oprah's Book Club)
"Brilliant book - brilliant 'chick flick', starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd. A must-read novel, must-see movie out now on video."
Laura
Laura
"A gentle, heartwarming story. Look up this book entry for my full review, and find out why I couldn't put this novel down. Brilliant."
The Garden of Eden
The Garden of Eden
"This tender love story about a torrid, triangular relationship is unlike any of Hemingway's better known books.  See my full review of this surprisingly modern novel."
The Bell Jar (Faber Paper Covered Editions)
The Bell Jar (Faber Paper Covered Editions)
"The original 'chick-lit' novel is as fresh and exciting as it was when first published forty years ago - it really is essential reading."
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
"The cult American coming-of-age novel every teenager should read - and every adult should re-read or discover for the first time with a shamelessly young-again sense of nostalgia."
The Journals of Sylvia Plath
The Journals of Sylvia Plath
"Sylvia Plath's honest diary account of her tragic life. See my full review of this stunning book."
Tell No One
Tell No One
"A sexy, fast-paced crime thriller you won't be able to put down. Also get Harlan Coben's Gone For Good, which is just as good, if not better!"
The Young Lions (Phoenix Fiction)
The Young Lions (Phoenix Fiction)
"Don't be put off by the World War 2 setting. This classic novel by Irwin Shaw was the first big blockbuster epic. The quality of writing and depth of character by the legendary author is awesome."
A Kind of Loving
A Kind of Loving
"Stan Barstow wrote this landmark Brit Lit lads' novel and led the way for Nick Hornby and all to follow. A classic slice-of-life drama from the sixties."
84 Charing Cross Road
84 Charing Cross Road
"Anyone who loves books will love this true story that touched the hearts of thousands.  Look up the book entry for my full review of Helene Hanff's enduring classic."
Different Seasons
Different Seasons
"The four novellas featured in this stunning collection are totally different from Stephen King's horror stuff.  Three were made into movies: Stand By Me, Apt Pupil, The Shawshank Redemption."
On Writing
On Writing
"Two books in one: Stephen King's autobiography and his guide book for writing. Everything you need to know about the author and the craft of fiction."
Birthday Letters
Birthday Letters
"This beautiful collection of poems by Ted Hughes are letters of reminiscence about his life with Sylvia Plath, written in reply to her published Journals."