My Favorite Prose Stylists

A Listmania! list by M. J. Mankowski "Matty L G" (London)
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The Sun Also Rises
1.  The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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  "The Master of image and pace"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

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2666
2.  2666 by Roberto Bolano
The list author says:
  "Creates atmosphere better than anyone and sentence depth"
£7.69   Used & New from: £0.21
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Dead Fish Museum (Vintage)
3.  The Dead Fish Museum (Vintage) by Charles D'Ambrosio
The list author says:
  "The most beautifully complex yet natural short story writer"
£8.68   Used & New from: £4.56
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Hopscotch (Pantheon Modern Writers)
4.  Hopscotch (Pantheon Modern Writers) by Julio Cortazar
The list author says:
  "Intelligent, Beautiful, Unique"
Used & New from: £2.31
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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House Of Leaves
5.  House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
The list author says:
  "A noir mental ride with the most sensual and vivid physical descriptions"
£19.04   Used & New from: £15.00
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

See Under: Love (Picador Books)
6.  See Under: Love (Picador Books) by David Grossman
The list author says:
  "Grossman stretches language and emotion to their absolute limits"
£6.60   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Snow Country (Penguin Modern Classics)
7.  Snow Country (Penguin Modern Classics) by Yasunari Kawabata
The list author says:
  "Perfect Japanese balance and restraint"
£6.99   Used & New from: £3.80
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
8.  Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) by Andre Dubus
The list author says:
  "So gentle and atmospheric, subtle; opens the depths of small, everyday life moments"
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1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Pale Fire (Penguin Modern Classics)
9.  Pale Fire (Penguin Modern Classics) by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "Funny, Bizarre, Luscious, Layered"
£9.60   Used & New from: £4.09
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Artificial Respiration (Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao)
10.  Artificial Respiration (Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao) by Ricardo Piglia
The list author says:
  "The book that can never say what it's about... puzzles and games"
£14.82   Used & New from: £7.29

Jesus' Son
11.  Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson
The list author says:
  "This drunken traipse through abuse and death is also one of the most cutting and true"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Love and Obstacles
12.  Love and Obstacles by Aleksandar Hemon
The list author says:
  "Oblique, real, no non-sense stories about immigration and foreign lands"
£6.71   Used & New from: £0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Infinite Jest
13.  Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
The list author says:
  "Might not be the cleanest of prose, but it's the funniest and most daring"
£12.08   Used & New from: £5.39
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

The Pugilist at Rest: Stories
14.  The Pugilist at Rest: Stories by Thom Jones
The list author says:
  "Not always on, but when Jones hits a groove you fly through the prose wishing you could hold on just a second longer"
Used & New from: £0.18
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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El Arbol De La Ciencia: El Arbol De La Ciencia (Letras hispánicas)
15.  El Arbol De La Ciencia: El Arbol De La Ciencia (Letras hispánicas) by Pio Baroja
The list author says:
  "I read this in Spanish but Barroja was a master of easy, clear, precise language"
£6.95   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Mr Sammler's Planet (Penguin Modern Classics)
16.  Mr Sammler's Planet (Penguin Modern Classics) by Saul Bellow
The list author says:
  "Simply one of the best books by one of the best writers to live"
£10.99   Used & New from: £3.77
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov
17.  Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The list author says:
  "You can't deny the Chekhov!"
£9.99   Used & New from: £4.44
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Kokoro (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works)
18.  Kokoro (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works) by Natsume Soseki
The list author says:
  "This is the only book I've read by Soseki, but it's so clean and musical."
£8.89   Used & New from: £5.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

How We Are Hungry
19.  How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers
The list author says:
  "Inventive and heartfelt, amazing stories"
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Moby Dick (Oxford World's Classics)
20.  Moby Dick (Oxford World's Classics) by Herman Melville
The list author says:
  "Epic.  Best first chapter of any book.  Amazing boat scenes."
£6.39   Used & New from: £2.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

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