Haunting, poignant books

A Listmania! list by Dystopiana (UK)
 
Brave New World
1.  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The list author says:
  "An absolute masterpiece. An intelligent look into the 'future', worryingly relevant. Huxley doesn't bore the reader with an attractive, loveable main character or happy endings."
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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)
2.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "A timeless classic. Haunting, strange and eerie, this is a book that should be read by everyone at some point."
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Lord of the Flies
3.  Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The list author says:
  "Full of symbolism and a fascinating look into the nature of human beings. The deterioration of the situation is poignant and, I suspect, truly closer to the bone than we realise."
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To Kill A Mockingbird
4.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The list author says:
  "An exploration of prejudice, amongst other themes. Just a brilliant classic that should be compulsory in all schools."
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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Penguin Modern Classics)
5.  Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "An excellent, dark book with political undertones, people should not be put off by it's length. So very relevant with regards to the human nature."
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Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew
6.  Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew by Bernard Hare
The list author says:
  "Should be read by politicians. A fascinating insight into the 'underclasses' of  Britain today, where children who have lost all faith. A modern day Lord of the  Flies. Violent, harrowing and real."
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The Secret History
7.  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The list author says:
  "Brilliant, bizarre and eerie. A mysterious story with full bodied characters and eerie goings on."
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The Little Friend
8.  The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
The list author says:
  "One really feels a connection with Harriet, the main. Childhood innocence comes into conflict with the seedy, adult underworld of menacing drug dealers with gripping results."
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
9.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The list author says:
  "Anybody who does not fully understand the concept of 'Autism' should read this book. A funny yet poignant insight into the world of a boy with Autism."
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Enduring Love
10.  Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "NOT a romance story, but a haunting tale that tells of a distaster, and the complicated string of events which follows, involving a disturbed mind and unrequited love. Excellent."
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The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
11.  The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics) by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "A dystopian future where the main character is a certain class of woman - one intended to carry babies. Fascinating and disturbing."
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