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A Listmania! list by Mr. David J. Poole (Manchester)
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The Lord of the Rings 3 book boxset (movie covers)
1.  The Lord of the Rings 3 book boxset (movie covers) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "The criticisms of this may be justified and yet.... do yourself a favour.  Read it for yourself"
Used & New from: 4.25
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,188 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Dune
2.  Dune by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "A sci-fi classic that is strangely unfilmable.  Brian Herbert  and Kevin Anderson have picked up the flag where Frank left off."
8.18   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews)

Intervention
3.  Intervention by Julian May
The list author says:
  "Possibly my favourite of the Galactic milieu novels.  The entire series forms an elegant figure of eight in time."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck "Essentials")
4.  Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck "Essentials") by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "A simple, short and moving story.  Read any Steinbeck novel,  you won't be disappointed."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (473 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Catch-22
5.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "Catch22 is one of those books you should only read once.   It is a book that marks you."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (463 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Colour of Magic: The First  Discworld Novel: 1
6.  The Colour of Magic: The First Discworld Novel: 1 by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "How can you possibly single out one of Prattchetts books.  If I'm feeling down then ANY Prattchett book cheers me up."
5.75   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)

Otherland: City of Golden Shadow Bk. 1
7.  Otherland: City of Golden Shadow Bk. 1 by Tad Williams
The list author says:
  "Incredibly detailed and imaginative.  Probably what the internet will eventually become."
8.79   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set: Four Volumes
8.  Harry Potter Paperback Box Set: Four Volumes by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Its for my kids...honest.  I'm calling in sick when the 5th one comes through the post."
Used & New from: 9.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Faith of the Fallen (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
9.  Faith of the Fallen (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Terry Goodkind
The list author says:
  "Probably my favourite of theSword of Truth series."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
10.  The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12 by Robert Jordan
The list author says:
  "If you are into SF  then  this is a must.  If you enjoy this then there are 9 others (to date) to read."
8.79   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (298 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves"
11.  The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves" by Stephen Donaldson
The list author says:
  "This deserves the acclaim that it received.  Mordants Need, The Gap series and his short stories are of similar quality"
12.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Wordsworth Classics)
12.  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Wordsworth Classics) by Jules Verne
The list author says:
  "The prophetic imagination of Verne is staggering.   Try "Clipper of the Clouds"."
1.89   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Island Of Doctor Moreau (Everyman)
13.  The Island Of Doctor Moreau (Everyman) by H.G. Wells
The list author says:
  "Given the fuss over cloning and GM products, this provides a salutary warning."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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I, Robot
14.  I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
The list author says:
  "Laid the foundations for the morals that should govern the behaviour of an AI creation."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Starship Troopers
15.  Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
The list author says:
  "Heinlein had some strange ideas about society.  Read more than one of his novels."
Used & New from: 9.11
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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is A wheel of time series worth it? 12 13 Nov 2013
Otherland on Kindle in the UK 0 19 Jul 2013
Should I read it, ive seen the films, Is it worth it? 9 30 Dec 2012
catch 22 6 17 Jul 2012
A lot of Jules Verne's work does not even have Amazon customer reviews.How sad is that? 0 7 Mar 2011
paper quality of the book: of mice and men 0 23 Nov 2010
Tad Williams, Otherland. 1 21 Oct 2010
Catch 22 1 27 Jun 2010
Robert Jordan RIP 0 18 Sep 2007
Paperback? 0 10 Aug 2007
 
   

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