The Great Twenty

A Listmania! list by "ganymede88"
 
Breakfast of Champions
1.  Breakfast of Champions by Kurt, Jr. Vonnegut
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  "A moving, wise, utterly magnificent and deeply affecting distillation of EVERYTHING - full of wide open beavers."
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Popular Classics)
2.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Popular Classics) by Mark Twain
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  "A demotic masterpiece."
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Ham on Rye ("Rebel Inc")
3.  Ham on Rye ("Rebel Inc") by Charles Bukowski
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  "Majestic, wounded, and moving, a cynical, furious evocation of a tortuous existence."
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King Richard III (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)
4.  King Richard III (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare
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  "Shakespeare's finest - nasty stuff, and one of literatures greatest villains. Genius."
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Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories
5.  Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories by Raymond Carver
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  "Devastating and direct, the 'ordinary' masses toil with life's foibles and skewed mundanity. Beyond compare, perhaps the greatest writer ever?"
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Girlfriend in a Coma
6.  Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
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  "Exciting, enjoyable, thought-provoking, funny, littered with stunning dialogue and an ultra-modern feel of disorientation and enlightened apathy - completely brilliant."
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All Families are Psychotic
7.  All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland
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  "Ditto - the best dialogue now being written, surely."
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The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
8.  The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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  "An obvious choice. Masterpiece."
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House Of Leaves
9.  House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
The list author says:
  "Terrifying, ridiculously involving. How has he done this? Stunning."
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The Silence of the Lambs
10.  The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
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  "Ditto. Thrillers surely can't improve on this?"
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Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (Vintage Classics)
11.  Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (Vintage Classics) by Edward Albee
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  "A cynically brilliant shredding of washed up WASPS and their replacements - some of the finest dialogue exchanges I've ever come across. Hysterical, hyperbolic, high-octane."
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A Handful of Dust (Penguin Modern Classics)
12.  A Handful of Dust (Penguin Modern Classics) by Evelyn Waugh
The list author says:
  "The lazy, unscrupulous rich implode, and Waugh is clearly loving it. So are we."
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Crash
13.  Crash by J. G. Ballard
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  "Men and machines become inextricable in modern malaise. Icy masterwork."
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The Bonfire of the Vanities
14.  The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
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  "Magnificent examination of Eighties capitalist polarities."
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The Corrections
15.  The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
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  "Awesome dialogue, heartbreaking but terse finale."
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Naked Lunch (Modern Classic) (Harperperennial Classics)
16.  Naked Lunch (Modern Classic) (Harperperennial Classics) by William Burroughs
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  "Drug addled nightmares are scarcely as thrilling..."
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
17.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
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  "...and these two are unrivalled masterworks."
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Notes From Underground
18.  Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The list author says:
  "Hopeless, nihilistic and malevolent. Stunning."
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The Age of Innocence (Penguin Popular Classics)
19.  The Age of Innocence (Penguin Popular Classics) by Edith Wharton
The list author says:
  "Beautiful."
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Sick Puppy
20.  Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen
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  "Hilarious."
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
21.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
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  "Haven't finished it yet, but don't want to..."
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Beckett: Waiting for Godot (Landmarks of World Literature)
22.  Beckett: Waiting for Godot (Landmarks of World Literature) by Lawrence Graver
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  "Frightening, mind-boggling."
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The Complete English Poems (Penguin Classics)
23.  The Complete English Poems (Penguin Classics) by John Donne
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  "The Love Album."
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Lolita
24.  Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
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  "Majestic."
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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
25.  The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
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  "Occasionally terryfying, the nearest to Lynch in print..."
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