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Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton
1.  Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton by Ralph Leighton
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  "One of the most inspirational books you will ever read. One of those books that gives you a warm grin and makes you wish you'd known him."
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Papillon
2.  Papillon by Henri Charrière
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  "Most readers suspect a little embellishment from the writer of this 'true' story. I'm not surprised - the reality would be just too shocking to accept. A real page turner."
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Monkey (Penguin Classics)
3.  Monkey (Penguin Classics) by Wu Ch'eng-en
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  "Although written in the 16th century, this tale of Chinese folklore has more charm and wisdom than most modern novels."
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Picador)
4.  The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Picador) by Oliver Sacks
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  "Hugely entertaining and thought provoking. This book opens your eyes to the strange workings of the human mind."
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Decipher
5.  Decipher by Stel Pavlou
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  "Great idea; great fun; great read. Don't be put off by the 'asteroid heading for earth' scenario - it's much bigger than that."
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Tell No One
6.  Tell No One by Harlan Coben
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  "The sort of book you'll read in an evening - and should."
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Jimmy Corrigan - The Smartest Kid on Earth
7.  Jimmy Corrigan - The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
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  "A lavishly woven tale of lifes disappointments seen through the eyes of the ever suffering Jimmy Corrigan. Beautifully realised."
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Revelation Space (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
8.  Revelation Space (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
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  "A sprawling space opera that is almost too vast to get your head around. Wonderful escapism."
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The Moon's a Balloon
9.  The Moon's a Balloon by David Niven
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  "One of, if not, the finest autobiographies ever written."
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Human, All Too Human (Penguin Classics)
10.  Human, All Too Human (Penguin Classics) by Friedrich Nietzsche
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  "Nietzsche's critique on humanity is so insightful and disturbing that some may find it hard to digest. Try taking an honest look at yourself."
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