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The Day Of The Jackal
The Day Of The Jackal
"The amount of detail in this is incredible, so much so that at the time of writing you could probably have used it as a guide to becoming a hitman."
Fatherland
Fatherland
"The blend of fact and fiction makes for a convincing story set in a world where the Nazis won. Of Harris' other books you should avoid Enigma, but Archangel and Pompeii are also great."
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
"You really have to be on your toes with this one, but if you manage to get your  head around the plot it's a pretty incredible book."
The Black Echo
The Black Echo
"This is what a detective story should be; straightforward, not like something like Gorky Park which seems to assume you know the plot already, so poorly is it put across."
Boy: Tales of Childhood and Going Solo: WITH Tales of Childhood AND Going Solo
Boy: Tales of Childhood and Going Solo: WITH Tales of Childhood AND Going Solo
"What a crazy life this guy had."
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Yes it has been mercilessly over-hyped and over-praised, but it is a very good book."
The Code of the Woosters (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Code of the Woosters (Penguin Modern Classics)
"The Jeeves books are all pretty similar, but I think this one stands out from the rest."
Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 [Sharpe 1]
Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 [Sharpe 1]
"If you're new to Sharpe, this where you should start."
The Eagle Has Landed
The Eagle Has Landed
"A historical novel without the history, the kind of entertaining nonsense that literary types look down their nose at."
Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga)
Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga)
"It's as original as any other modern fantasy (i.e not very) but is pleasingly epic.  Try and find the extended version of this book and don't bother with the other two in the trilogy, they're boring."
Life Of Pi
Life Of Pi
"A bizarre story, probably full of metaphors and all that but taken at face value makes good reading."
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
"Sadly resurrecting the dinosaurs no longer seems possible, so make do with this instead."
His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials
"The first book is perhaps a little slow to get going, but picks up speed soon enough. The ending to the trilogy is probably one of the saddest things I've ever read even though it's meant for kids!"
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
"I didn't like it first time round, but repeated reading reveals an almost ridiculous amount of depth. The sad thing is that the story is probably what would happen in such a situation."