Haunting books

A Listmania! list by Victoria Craven
 
The Secret History
1.  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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  "My all time favourite read.  Tartt's prose is so rich and beautiful within this haunting novel."
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The Little Friend
2.  The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
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  "Donna Tartt's second novel is just as awe inspiring as her first, as it follows a little girl in search of her brother's murderer."
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Madeleine's Ghost
3.  Madeleine's Ghost by Robert Girardi
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  "So vivid I was unable to read it at night as I was too scared to sleep!"
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Birdsong (Vintage War)
4.  Birdsong (Vintage War) by Sebastian Faulks
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  "So moving it reduced me to tears.  Set during WW1, some of the imagery is rather violent, but a life-changing book nonetheless."
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The Lovely Bones
5.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
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  "This book has stayed with me for a long time.  It is very moving, with an incredibly eerie story."
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The Magus
6.  The Magus by John Fowles
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  "A psychological mystery that leaves you literally unable to put it down.  Unlike anything i've ever read."
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The House of Sleep
7.  The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe
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  "A work of fiction following a group of university students all suffering from different sleeping disorders.  Sheer brilliance."
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Ghostwritten
8.  Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
The list author says:
  "A superbly-written set of short stories, curiously interwoven.  Utterly magnificent."
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Fight Club
9.  Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
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  "Although I preferred the film, the book is unforgettable and the twist at the end had me utterly gripped."
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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
10.  The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "Stunning.  Beautifully written with a wide variety of unusual characters."
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