The Ten Best Novels Ever Written

A Listmania! list by Maxillus "writer / illustrator" (UK)
 
A Stranger in My Grave
1.  A Stranger in My Grave by Margaret Millar
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  "It's hard to pick just one Margaret Millar novel, and lots of them seem to currently be out of print, so I don't know what that says about the great British reading public!"
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Duet Of Death
2.  Duet Of Death by Hilda Lawrence
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  "Hilda Lawrence's short novel, Composition for Four Hands, again out of print, is one of the most magical texts ever put to paper.  She didn't write much, but try and read everything there is..."
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Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
3.  Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) by Emily Bronte
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  "If there is a god, we thank him for letting Emily Bronte live long enough to put this masterpiece onto the page"
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Dombey and Son (Penguin Classics)
4.  Dombey and Son (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
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  "I decided that I would only list one book per author with this list, and I really wanted Great Expectations as well,  Ho hum..."
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They Shoot Horses, Dont They? (Midnight classics)
5.  They Shoot Horses, Dont They? (Midnight classics) by Horace McCoy
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  "Forget the crappy film, the most bleak piece of literature ever created."
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A Kid for Two Farthings (The Bloomsbury Group)
6.  A Kid for Two Farthings (The Bloomsbury Group) by Wolf Mankowitz
The list author says:
  "I love this, frankly, sentimental story of life in the London Jewish community in the late 1950s"
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Danny Volume 2 : The Revenant - Personal Jesus Edition
7.  Danny Volume 2 : The Revenant - Personal Jesus Edition by Chancery Stone
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  "You would really need to read DANNY Volume 1 as well, but easily one of the best books written in the twentieth century.  Forget top-ten best-sellers."
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The Long Good-bye
8.  The Long Good-bye by Raymond Chandler
The list author says:
  "Again, which Raymond Chandler do you pick?  A toss up between this one and The Little Sister"
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After Many a Summer (Flamingo modern classics)
9.  After Many a Summer (Flamingo modern classics) by Aldous Huxley
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  "Another masterpiece fallen by the wayside.  Easily the best Huxley novel and just not known..."
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The Killer Inside Me
10.  The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
The list author says:
  "Read anything by JT, particularly his short story, This World, Then the Fireworks.  All his novels are brilliant, but this one is just so psychotic."
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