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Mysteries
1.  Mysteries by Knut Hamsun
The list author says:
  "My favourite Hamsun book. A small village, the Norwegian summer, the forest... A mysterious stranger spends some time there, and does random acts fo kindness."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Bandini Quartet: Wait Until Spring, Bandini: The Road to Los Angeles: Ask the Dust: Dreams from Bunker Hill
2.  The Bandini Quartet: Wait Until Spring, Bandini: The Road to Los Angeles: Ask the Dust: Dreams from Bunker Hill by John Fante
The list author says:
  "This book brings together the 4 Bandini novels The last novel was written much later and is different, but great too. A pity he didn t write more."
10.49   Used & New from: 7.94
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

West of Rome
3.  West of Rome by John Fante
The list author says:
  "A fine example a Fante's later work. The main story (Dog stupid) makes you laugh aloud."
11.99   Used & New from: 4.72
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Wayfarers
4.  Wayfarers by Knut Hamsun
The list author says:
  "And now for an example of Hamsun's later work. Life as a vagabond, doing small jobs, adventures... The later work is just as good. Just different"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Narcissus and Goldmund (Peter Owen Modern Classics)
5.  Narcissus and Goldmund (Peter Owen Modern Classics) by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "My favourite Hesse book. One lives like a monk, in fact he s a monk. The other lives life to the full."
8.39   Used & New from: 1.52
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

A Hero of Our Time (Hesperus Classics)
6.  A Hero of Our Time (Hesperus Classics) by Doris Lessing
The list author says:
  "Another great writer who died too young. The main character would do anything, in order to avoid boredom."
Used & New from: 2.70
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court (Penguin Modern Classics)
7.  Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court (Penguin Modern Classics) by Patrick Hamilton
The list author says:
  "My favourite English writer. His other books are just as great (20,000 streets, Gorse trilogy , Slaves of solitude)"
6.99   Used & New from: 1.25
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
8.  The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "Not litterature. But it changed my understanding of life. So many things made sense when I read this book."
6.29   Used & New from: 3.28
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida
9.  Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida by Robert Chandler
The list author says:
  "An amazing collection of short stories. And a great way to discover great writers you don't know."
7.69   Used & New from: 4.70
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Magic Mountain (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics)
10.  The Magic Mountain (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics) by Thomas Mann
The list author says:
  "To read in the winter. The John E. Woods translation is amazing."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Of Human Bondage (Vintage Classics)
11.  Of Human Bondage (Vintage Classics) by William Somerset Maugham
The list author says:
  "Autobiographical. The life of Maugham. Childhood, life as a doctor in London, in love with a prostitute (like Patrick  Hamilton (!))"
6.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

Kolyma Tales
12.  Kolyma Tales by Varlam Shalamov
The list author says:
  "My favourite Russian book."
9.09   Used & New from: 4.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Grapes of Wrath
13.  The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "My favourite book."
6.99   Used & New from: 1.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)

East of Eden (Penguin Modern Classics)
14.  East of Eden (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "Almost as good as "The Grapes of Wrath". Steinbeck liked it better apparently, maybe because it is more ambitous."
6.99   Used & New from: 1.20
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

Life And Fate
15.  Life And Fate by Vasily Grossman
The list author says:
  ""The war and peace of the 20th century". It is a mystery to me why people like him and Shalamov are not more famous."
6.99   Used & New from: 4.91
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

Darkness at Noon
16.  Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
The list author says:
  "Easy read. Makes you understand what their motivation was. They really did believe that it was a price to pay to get to some kind of heaven on earth."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Cancer Ward
17.  Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The list author says:
  "Looking at a picture of the writer you might think the book is going to be difficult. It is not. And it is very human."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The Little Prince
18.  The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The list author says:
  "It takes one hour to read. And it should be reread every year."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
19.  Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "I haven t read many of his books, so other mights be better, but this is good enough for me. A great collection of short stories."
5.99   Used & New from: 2.64
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Hiroshima (Penguin Modern Classics)
20.  Hiroshima (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Hersey
The list author says:
  "It was originaly a piece of journalism. Telling how it really happened for 6 people the day it happened, a few days later, a few weeks later, a few years later."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Animal Farm
21.  Animal Farm by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "Read a little bit about Russian history before reading this great book."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (381 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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