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A Listmania! list by "pentic"
 
The Honorary Consul (Vintage classics)
1.  The Honorary Consul (Vintage classics) by Graham Greene
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  "Amost any Graham Greene would top my list ."
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The Redundancy of Courage
2.  The Redundancy of Courage by Timothy Mo
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  "East Timor. Topical and at last (about to be) back in print."
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Jakarta Shadows
3.  Jakarta Shadows by Alan Brayne
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  "Deserves to do well. Atmospheric, stylish and gripping."
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A Good Place to Die (Panther)
4.  A Good Place to Die (Panther) by James Buchan
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  "Marvellous evocation of Iran from 70s to 90s. Called 'The Persian Bride' in US."
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The Poisonwood Bible
5.  The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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  "Everybody's book of the year when it came out. One of my all-time favourites."
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The Catastrophist
6.  The Catastrophist by Ronan Bennett
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  "Same time, same place (Belgian Congo, 1959), very different, almost as good."
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The Tesseract
7.  The Tesseract by Alex Garland
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  "More ambitious and better than The Beach: the Philippines."
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Senor Vivo & The Coca Lord
8.  Senor Vivo & The Coca Lord by Louis de Bernieres
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  "A mythical South American country with a strong resemblance to Colombia."
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The Last King of Scotland
9.  The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden
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  "Uganda and Idi Amin."
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The Constant Gardener
10.  The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré
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  "Le Carre back on form: big pharma in Kenya."
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