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My current top ten books

Mrs. S. Aistrope "suziecreamcheese"
 
The End of the Affair
The End of the Affair
"A brilliant study of the destructive power of fustrated love.  GG at his Catholic best"
Intimacy
Intimacy
"Read this and say that you have no resonance with any of the the themes or dialogues and you are saying that you are not a true live human being   It is life in all its painful awkward truth"
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
"Dave Eggers was not born of human parents. He is a rightfully self titled genius.  This books moves everyone who is lucky enough to read it."
The Quiet American
The Quiet American
"Read this and you are in Saigon.  GG strikes again.  Pure genuis, emotions are raw and real and utterly believable."
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
"Didn't we all read this and think "So there is more to literature that Shakespeare..."  The book is brilliant, but the thoughts and passions that it provokes are even better."
Going Gently
Going Gently
"A real change for Nobbs.  And what a change.  Did he write it?  It is really thought provoking and empathatic of a dying woman."
Life Of Pi
Life Of Pi
"The panacea for the jaded and the tired.  If you are feeling weary of life you must read this book.  Escape into a world where anything is possible and everything happens for a reason."
Larry's Party
Larry's Party
"Carol Shields should be read by everyone who has ever doubted anything ever at all.  Larry is a normal guy.  He lives a normal life and that is the beauty of the book.  It is a work of literary art."
Bonjour Tristesse (Essential Penguin)
Bonjour Tristesse (Essential Penguin)
"This book is the girl that you always wanted to be at school, perfect, small and to scale.  It is genius for what it says and also for what it does not say"
Lady Chatterley's Lover (Essential Penguin)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (Essential Penguin)
"A timeless classic that could only have been written when it was."