Some of my favourite books. Not all. Some.

A Listmania! list by R. A. Stapleton (Cardiff, Wales)
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The Rachel Papers
1.  The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis
The list author says:
  "Amis's apparently semi autobiographical debut novel fizzles with teenage lust, humour and characterisation that will pave the way for his future novels."
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Trainspotting
2.  Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
The list author says:
  "I always refer to a quote from a friend of mine when referring to this novel: ' This is a very, very, very, very, very good book.'"
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Complicity (Abacus Paperback)
3.  Complicity (Abacus Paperback) by Iain Banks
The list author says:
  "Most of Iain Banks's bak catalogue would easily make anyone's 'best of..' list, however this is the first novel I read of his that combined his visonary plotting with his elegant prose."
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The Colour of Magic: The First  Discworld Novel: 1
4.  The Colour of Magic: The First Discworld Novel: 1 by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "The first and one of the best Discworld novels. Written before Pratchett began to believe his own press..."
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Life, the Universe and Everything: 3/5 (Hitchhikers Guide 3)
5.  Life, the Universe and Everything: 3/5 (Hitchhikers Guide 3) by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "The truth about cricket! The introduction to Bistronomics! Eddies in the Space/Time continuum! Sofas! And war robots! Adams at his sparkling best."
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The Tesseract
6.  The Tesseract by Alex Garland
The list author says:
  "Like the hypercube itself, we never see the actuall event that Garland writes about but the component stories are truly compelling"
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

Making History
7.  Making History by Stephen Fry
The list author says:
  "Time travel, Nazis and alternate reality make this a rollercoaster ride from the bloke off of QI."
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Transition
8.  Transition by Iain Banks
The list author says:
  "Mind blowing. Makes 'Inception' feel like an episode of 'Two and a Half Men'."
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On the Road
9.  On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The list author says:
  "Original and best Trans America road trip novel."
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Storm Front: The Dresden Files Book One
10.  Storm Front: The Dresden Files Book One by Jim Butcher
The list author says:
  "Wizarding, detective-ing and wise cracking all in modern day Chicago. A modern gem: easy to read yet fufiling nevertheless."
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Labor Day
11.  Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
The list author says:
  "A coming of age tale about a man who came to stay over an Amercian holiday. Insightful, fresh and tender."
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London Fields
12.  London Fields by Martin Amis
The list author says:
  "Mart  goes a bit Dickins in this satirical tour de force. The characterisation is fantastic although it may be a little light on plot."
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
13.  What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
The list author says:
  "King of the micro story. This anthology is Carver at his condensed best"
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Whatever Love Means
14.  Whatever Love Means by David Baddiel
The list author says:
  "If 'Time For Bed' was just another iteration of Baddiel's stand up routines, 'Whatever Love Means' was testament that he had shed his performer persona for a true novelist. Touching and brutal."
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The Information
15.  The Information by Martin Amis
The list author says:
  "My favourite Amis novel. Overshadowed by real-life events that could easily been the basis of another book. The tale of two friends of differing success and the jealousy that surge between them. Epic."
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