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Quality Books To Enjoy Forever

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Love in the Time of Cholera
1.  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  "A beautiful and moving book about love."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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This Thing Of Darkness
2.  This Thing Of Darkness by Harry Thompson
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  "An epic novel - well written and researched, it's that rare thing, a quality page turner."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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A Fine Balance
3.  A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
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  "This heartbreaking novel shows how friendships can carry you through the hardest times."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews)

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The Secret History (Read Red)
4.  The Secret History (Read Red) by Donna Tartt
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  "It's almost a cliche to say you like this book, but I can still remember the first time..."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (393 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Some Hope
5.  Some Hope by Edward St Aubyn
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  "This collected trilogy follows the life of Patrick from his abusive father, drug addiction and recovery."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Mother's Milk
6.  Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn
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  "Following on from Some Hope, Patrick has become a father and trying not to repeat the mistakes of previous generations."
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Ella Minnow Pea
7.  Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
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  "Quirky little book that wonders what would happen if certain letters were banned."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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The Ballad Of Lee Cotton
8.  The Ballad Of Lee Cotton by Christopher Wilson
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  "Lee starts life as a black boy in a white skin and ends up as a black woman in a black skin - this is his story.  Fantastic and funny."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (Five Star Paperback)
9.  We Need To Talk About Kevin (Five Star Paperback) by Lionel Shriver
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  "If you haven't read this yet, do so.  It's not a comfortable read but there's plenty to think about."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (631 customer reviews)

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To Kill A Mockingbird
10.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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  "If you don't want to read the book, watch the film.  Important stuff."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (636 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)
11.  Killing Floor (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child
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  "If you haven't met Jack Reacher yet, get this novel and work your way through the series - you're in for a treat."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,426 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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The Wasp Factory
12.  The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
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  "Some say this is a bloke's book.  I disagree.  Read it, then read the rest of Banks' novels.  They're (almost) all fantastic."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (341 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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A Prayer For Owen Meany
13.  A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
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  "Owen Meany is one of the great characters of modern literature.  This is an extraordinary book."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

A Suitable Boy
14.  A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
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  "Don't be put off by the size of this page turner.  It grips from the start."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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The Road
15.  The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "Set to be a modern classic, this is a bleak tale of survival in a post-apocalyptic world."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (781 customer reviews)

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Bleak House (Penguin Classics)
16.  Bleak House (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "No surprises here, but I was pleased to find out how readable this book was.  If you enjoyed the BBC adaptation, give the book a go.  Don't let the size put you off!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

On Chesil Beach
17.  On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
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  "Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable and indulge yourself by reading this in one go.  The quality of the writing is second to none.  Agonisingly well observed."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy (Burford Family Mysteries 1)
18.  The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy (Burford Family Mysteries 1) by James Anderson
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  "Old school murder mystery romp of the highest order.  Spiffing stuff."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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who would play jack reacher in a film of his books 84 8 days ago
Why is this book not available on Kindle? 3 20 Oct 2013
Shameless self promotion by Author similar genre/ Lee Child 2 5 Sep 2013
Wasp Factory other similar novels. 2 19 Mar 2013
Anyone seen the Jack Reacher trailer yet? 3 14 Nov 2012
Novels set on campus 4 3 Nov 2012
Lee Child Short stories & break away books 0 22 Jul 2012
half way through to kill a mockingbird... 1 5 Sep 2011
British crime writers 5 23 Aug 2011
Dionysus 0 2 Jul 2009
Nobel Material 0 20 Jul 2008
IT'S A NOVELLA PEOPLE!!!!!! 2 7 May 2008
 
   

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