My Desert Island Fiction...

A Listmania! list by Amazon Customer (London)
 
This Thing Of Darkness
1.  This Thing Of Darkness by Harry Thompson
The list author says:
  "Page-turning fictionalisation of the life of Captain FitzRoy, erstwhile skipper of a surveying brig known as HMS Beagle..."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

Resistance
2.  Resistance by Owen Sheers
The list author says:
  "Beautifully understated alternate history novel."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Prestige (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
3.  The Prestige (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Christopher Priest
The list author says:
  "Priest writes novels like no one else. This is sublime."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Birdsong (Vintage War)
4.  Birdsong (Vintage War) by Sebastian Faulks
The list author says:
  "It is almost redundant to say how good this is. Hugely moving."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (637 customer reviews)

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A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away (Abacus Books)
5.  A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away (Abacus Books) by Christopher Brookmyre
The list author says:
  "Ridiculously entertaining. All his novels are readable, this was the first of his I read."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

The Man In The High Castle (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
6.  The Man In The High Castle (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. Dick
The list author says:
  "One of the four or five classic PKD novels. Subtle and humane."
Used & New from: £15.69
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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Dune (S.F. Masterworks)
7.  Dune (S.F. Masterworks) by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "Widescreen baroque SF, much imitated. Bombastic and melodramatic, but I love it. Forget the unnecessary sequels."
£9.29   Used & New from: £3.44
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)

The Road
8.  The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "Staggering and nerve-shredding. McCarthy doesn't waste a word."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (834 customer reviews)

Riddley Walker
9.  Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
The list author says:
  "New mythology and language evolve in a post-apocalyptic Britain."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Lanark: A Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics)
10.  Lanark: A Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics) by Alasdair Gray
The list author says:
  "A modern classic in the Blakeian mode."
£8.89   Used & New from: £6.15
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The War of the Worlds
11.  The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The list author says:
  "The seminal tale of alien invasion. The inspiration for so much British SF."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (559 customer reviews)

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
12.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The list author says:
  "Reality and fantasy blur in this evocation of the Golden Age of American comics."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

The Anubis Gates (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
13.  The Anubis Gates (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Tim Powers
The list author says:
  "Terrific time-travel fantasy adventure. The most pure fun you can have with a book."
£7.89   Used & New from: £0.40
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

The Lord of the Rings
14.  The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Enough said."
£22.75   Used & New from: £1.04
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,229 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Gravity's Rainbow
15.  Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
The list author says:
  "Impossible to summarise."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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