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A Listmania! list by Aisha I'm Vibrating "I can't help myself." (Newcastle, UK)
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
1.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "My favourite book and favourite writer. I think this book is phenomenal, a real literary work of genius that cannot be described aptly but must be read with dedication and concentration."
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House Of Leaves
2.  House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
The list author says:
  "I urge everyone to read this book, it's absolutely masterful. An interesting retaliation against literary convention but never at the expense of a truly gripping and often chilling story. Blew me away"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Catch-22
3.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "Truly hilarious and truly gut wrenching. Not everybody's cup of tea but this book really stuck with me and I have been enjoying Heller's other work since."
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The Bell Jar
4.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The list author says:
  "What I like about Sylvia Plath is her wicked and dark sense of humour which stops this book becoming completely morose or self pitying. I really admire her work."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)

Goodnight Mr Tom
5.  Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
The list author says:
  "My favourite book as a child, I first read it when I was 9 and it was the first book to make me cry. It is a childs book and yet it is uncompromising about the brutality of war and abuse.Unforgettable"
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Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Directors Cut
6.  Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Directors Cut by Jhonen Vasquez
The list author says:
  "Johnny is the poster boy for the gothic comic generation. Witty and intelligent and extremely violent and I love it."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
7.  The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee
The list author says:
  "I'm not at all into Motley Crue but this is one of the most hilarious books I have ever read. It's like Spinal Tap but so much sleazier. A wonderfully ridiculous rock and roll bio."
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
8.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The list author says:
  "I thought this book was excellent and couldn't have been written better."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,362 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
9.  Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) by Emily Brontė
The list author says:
  "Wonderfully dramatic. Very flamboyant and poetically written."
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Love in the Time of Cholera (Read Red)
10.  Love in the Time of Cholera (Read Red) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Engaging characters, very human and believable and I think Marquez writes women very well. Beautiful literary style."
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The Leopard
11.  The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
The list author says:
  "Lempedusa's writing style is not dissimlar to Marquez which is probably what hooked me. A very well written book with great characters and a brilliant setting."
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
12.  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
The list author says:
  "I was really encaptivated by this book, the people are the most wonderful of eccentrics in the most colourful of settings. Makes me want to go to Savvanah!"
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The Motorcycle Diaries
13.  The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto "Che" Guevara
The list author says:
  "Che Guevara relates his experiences of travelling around South America. An intimate look at the revolutionary through his personal experiences of the brilliance and the poverty of the land."
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A Prayer For Owen Meany
14.  A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Extremely imaginative, there is no one like Owen Meany! I loved Irving's style and humour and abundance of imagination and look forward to reading more of his work."
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
15.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind
The list author says:
  "A masterful and poetic piece of storytelling at its best. There is a definite feel of listening to the storyteller weave his tale. Grizzly, macabre, fascinating and ultimately phenomenal work."
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