Snappy, happy interesting books and then Robert Jordan

A Listmania! list by John (Dublin)
 
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Primary and Secondary Phase (BBC Radio Collection)
1.  The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Primary and Secondary Phase (BBC Radio Collection) by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "Kind of like having your brain smashed out with by a brick with a slick of lemon. Funniest radio series ever. Adams was the king of one liners."
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The World According To Garp (Black Swan)
2.  The World According To Garp (Black Swan) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Never a dull moment, Garp looks at the world in a different way and then writes about it. Funny and tragic."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Fight Club
3.  Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The list author says:
  "Some people prefer the film, or Survivor, but I think theres more dislocation from reality in the book."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Soul Music: (Discworld Novel 16) (Discworld Novels)
4.  Soul Music: (Discworld Novel 16) (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "My favourite Terry Pratchett book, but all the discworld books are good except for the ones with witches (Witches Abroad, Equal Rites etc)"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

The Great Gatsby (Penguin Popular Classics)
5.  The Great Gatsby (Penguin Popular Classics) by F Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "Snappy, short and 1920's. I want to be Gatsby"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,565 customer reviews)

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Ragtime (Picador Books)
6.  Ragtime (Picador Books) by E L Doctorow
The list author says:
  "Slick book which has nothing original and still mananges to be more original than Robert Jordan"
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Porterhouse Blue: (Porterhouse Blue Series 1)
7.  Porterhouse Blue: (Porterhouse Blue Series 1) by Tom Sharpe
The list author says:
  "A parody on rusty old academics and the advancing tide of liberalism."
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A Clockwork Orange (Essential Penguin)
8.  A Clockwork Orange (Essential Penguin) by Anthony Burgess
The list author says:
  "Mmm...droogs, Don't vid the Kubric film though"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (305 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Catch-22
9.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "WWII story told from an unwilling American Airforce conscript. If you are addicted to war read this - it is obvious that George Bush hasn't."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (455 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Dune
10.  Dune by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "There have been many sequels by Frank and his son Brian, and this is an easy read by comparison"
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I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
11.  I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Richard Matheson
The list author says:
  "I'm not much of a horror fan but this is short and bloody, which is good."
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Island (Flamingo Modern Classics)
12.  Island (Flamingo Modern Classics) by Aldous Huxley
The list author says:
  "Fairly succient enviornmentalist story, that ends bitterly."
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Homage to Catalonia (Penguin Modern Classics)
13.  Homage to Catalonia (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "First hand account of the failure of the popular front. Depressing but insightful."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

The Prince (Penguin Classics)
14.  The Prince (Penguin Classics) by Niccolo Machiavelli
The list author says:
  "I am far more cynical than I was before I read this."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Papillon
15.  Papillon by Henri Charrière
The list author says:
  "Real life account of a man sent to a prison colony for a crime he didn't do, and then escapes from Devil's Island. Philosophical and introspective, but always full of hope."
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Les Miserables: v. 1 (Wordsworth Classics)
16.  Les Miserables: v. 1 (Wordsworth Classics) by Victor Hugo
The list author says:
  "To paraphrase Victor Hugo (who was always humble) - as long as injustice remains in this world this book will be necessary."
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Hamlet (Penguin Popular Classics)
17.  Hamlet (Penguin Popular Classics) by William Shakespeare
The list author says:
  "This is by far the greatest play ever written. It has everything. There is a divinty that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will etc."
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Candide (Penguin Popular Classics)
18.  Candide (Penguin Popular Classics) by Voltaire
The list author says:
  "All the above books have a fast and stimulating pace, but I read this even faster. Better than Paulo Cohelo's The Alchemist, and written long before to boot."
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We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (Collected Short Stories of Philip K. Dick)
19.  We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (Collected Short Stories of Philip K. Dick) by Philip K. Dick
The list author says:
  "Philip K Dick is at his best when writing short stories, and if you want snappy these are the way to go. Don't read Faith of our Fathers until the end - its scary."
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A Modest Proposal (Konemann Classics)
20.  A Modest Proposal (Konemann Classics) by Jonathan Swift
The list author says:
  "The English ate my babies - help. Short and influential."
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Travels with Charley: In Search of America (Penguin Modern Classics)
21.  Travels with Charley: In Search of America (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "A quick summary of America, from one of its greatest writers. He kept it fairly neat though."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

A History of Western Philosophy
22.  A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
The list author says:
  "This isn't exactly short, but considering how much stuff is in it, and that to read it in one go would kill you, it is very snappy and better than any other biographies of philosophers"
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The Forever War (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
23.  The Forever War (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Joe Haldeman
The list author says:
  "Another anti-war book, this time indirectly about Vietnam. Haldeman's charm is that he ends on a hopeful note - interstellar peace."
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The Lord of the Rings - illustrated hardback
24.  The Lord of the Rings - illustrated hardback by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "I will not insult you by assuming you haven't read this (you are on the internet after all), but instead draw attention to the pretty pictures by Alan Lee"
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The Eye of the World: 1/14 (Wheel of Time)
25.  The Eye of the World: 1/14 (Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan
The list author says:
  "All the above books are compelling literature, but I put this in as a cavet - it is quite simply boring. Not a bad story, but in comparison to the above there's no contest. 10 books and nothing doin'"
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