Terrifyingly Good Fiction II

A Listmania! list by R. A. Langham "Rob Langham" (London, UK)
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1.  Q by Luther Blissett
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  "A fascinating exploration of the sixteenth century's wars of religion."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Stone Junction: An Alchemical Potboiler
2.  Stone Junction: An Alchemical Potboiler by Jim Dodge
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  "A quirky account of America's margins."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Martin Chuzzlewit (Oxford World's Classics)
3.  Martin Chuzzlewit (Oxford World's Classics) by Charles Dickens
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  "Dickens at his masterful, humane best - includes a wonderful account of the US which could be relevant today."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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English Passengers
4.  English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
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  "An introduction to the barbarity of English colonialism in Tasmania."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

Middlesex
5.  Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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  "From Smyrna to Detroit - a brilliant account of the immigrant family's experience."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Modern Classics)
6.  The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Modern Classics) by Saul Bellow
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  "A gripping rites of passage."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Trainspotting
7.  Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
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  "Don't be put off by Welsh's media persona - this is a brilliant novel and linguistically breathtaking."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Life Of Pi
8.  Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
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  "Bridges the gap perfectly between literary and popular fiction."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,919 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Life: A User's Manual
9.  Life: A User's Manual by Georges Perec
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  "A complicated tableau that employs its jigsaw puzzle analogy in bravura style."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Secret History
10.  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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  "A latecomer to this novel, I nevertheless came away impressed."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (470 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Long Firm
11.  The Long Firm by Jake Arnott
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  "Wonderfully researched view of sixties London."
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On the Road (Penguin Classics)
12.  On the Road (Penguin Classics) by Kerouac
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  "There is no better American travelogue than this."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)

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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Popular Classics)
13.  Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Popular Classics) by Mary Shelley
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  "The best horror novel ever - but with heaps of humanity."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

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Enduring Love
14.  Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
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  "A mesmerising opening that is truly horrific."
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)

The Sopranos
15.  The Sopranos by Alan Warner
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  "A sparkling evocation of what it means to be a teenager in Scotland."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

March Violets: A Bernie Gunther Novel (Bernie Gunther Novels)
16.  March Violets: A Bernie Gunther Novel (Bernie Gunther Novels) by Philip Kerr
The list author says:
  "Berlin provides the perfect backdrop and Kerr does not disappoint."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
17.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The list author says:
  "The moment when they realise that they have landed in the middle of a police convention is the highlight."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (Oxford World's Classics)
18.  The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (Oxford World's Classics) by Tobias Smollett
The list author says:
  "How about a comeback for the epistolary novel?"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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The Name Of The Rose
19.  The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco
The list author says:
  "Alarmingly learned and yet readable."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Germinal (Oxford World's Classics)
20.  Germinal (Oxford World's Classics) by Émile Zola
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  "The workers will rise again."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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