My Humblest Opinion : The Best Books

A Listmania! list by Chunga's Revenge "Utility Muffin Research" (San Ber'dino)
 
Seeing
1.  Seeing by Jose Saramago
The list author says:
  "Saramago is without doubt my favourite writer, this gentle satire on politics has never been more relevant."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Blindness
2.  Blindness by Jose Saramago
The list author says:
  "Never found a book by this Portugese wizard that disappoints, now a film version is out, hopefully this will bring José to a wider audience."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Double
3.  The Double by Jose Saramago
The list author says:
  "Another gem from José Saramago, a great insight into identity."
£7.19   Used & New from: £1.79
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Stone Raft
4.  The Stone Raft by Jose Saramago
The list author says:
  "Close second in my Saramago favourites list, what would happen if Spain and Portugal sailed off into the sunset???"
£7.19   Used & New from: £2.76
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Death at Intervals
5.  Death at Intervals by Jose Saramago
The list author says:
  "A closer look at lady death and maybe a closer look at our attitudes to life"
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The Cave
6.  The Cave by Jose Saramago
The list author says:
  "Probably my favourite Saramago novel, hauntingly wise with a wonderful ending."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
7.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Make sure you keep notes on the family tree, totally spellbinding."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews)

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Love in the Time of Cholera
8.  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Romantic and articulate, perfect Marquez. I recommend getting the film soundtrack to accompany you on this journey."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

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The Autumn of the Patriarch (International Writers)
9.  The Autumn of the Patriarch (International Writers) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Pure poetry, the most incredible peice of writing to come from a pen."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life
10.  Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life by Gerald S. Martin
The list author says:
  "Fascinating insight into the life of one of the greatest writers ever."
£21.49   Used & New from: £1.43
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Living to Tell the Tale
11.  Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Read this one along with the above title for a full insight."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Shipping News
12.  The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
The list author says:
  "The sole American writer since Hemingway to keep me rapt."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

Death In The Afternoon
13.  Death In The Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway
The list author says:
  "Perfect journalism, powerful subject, superb writing."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Old Man and the Sea
14.  The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The list author says:
  "A simple yet captivating tale, the purest written words, what reading is all about."
£4.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

The Annotated Lolita
15.  The Annotated Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "Unbelievably good - a text book of obsession - this version helps to identify the spectacular details often missed."
£12.00   Used & New from: £4.82
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Tin Drum (Vintage Classics)
16.  The Tin Drum (Vintage Classics) by Günter Grass
The list author says:
  "Simply surrealy brilliant, one of my all time favourites."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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The Path to the Spiders' Nests (Vintage classics)
17.  The Path to the Spiders' Nests (Vintage classics) by Italo Calvino
The list author says:
  "One of Italy's masters, point perfect tale of a childs of war, start here and read all his work."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Sicilian Uncles
18.  Sicilian Uncles by Leonardo Sciascia
The list author says:
  "Four novella's from the pen of Sciasa - the best introduction to his work."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Wine Dark Sea
19.  The Wine Dark Sea by Leonardo Sciascia
The list author says:
  "Wonderful in their simplicity some of his best work lies here."
Used & New from: £0.50

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The Day of the Owl
20.  The Day of the Owl by Leonardo Sciascia
The list author says:
  "Short, sharp and unforgettable"
Used & New from: £0.41
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Peeling the Onion
21.  Peeling the Onion by Günter Grass
The list author says:
  "Excellent autobiography from Gunter Grass, the hours slip by - rich and poetic."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Foucault's Pendulum
22.  Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The list author says:
  "I learnt more from this novel than any other book, well worth the effort"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

The Holocaust
23.  The Holocaust by Martin Gilbert
The list author says:
  "The one book I'd want everyone on the planet to read."
£13.29   Used & New from: £2.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Dr Zhivago (Everyman's Library Classics)
24.  Dr Zhivago (Everyman's Library Classics) by Boris Pasternak
The list author says:
  "Get in hardback so it will stand up the the re-reading."
£11.04   Used & New from: £4.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Penguin Modern Classics)
25.  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Penguin Modern Classics) by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The list author says:
  "Solzhenitsyn's most economical and poignant study of Stalin's Russia."
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

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