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A Listmania! list by Jason Parkes (Worcester, UK)
(No. 1 Hall OF FAME REVIEWER)   
 
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family
1.  Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann
The list author says:
  "Hitler burnt it - which is a good indicator of its greatness; have picked books solely from the 20th Century...."
£7.99   Used & New from: £4.46
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

U.S.A. (Penguin Modern Classics)
2.  U.S.A. (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Dos Passos
The list author says:
  "Building on the great style of 'Manhattan Transfer', here's the masterpiece-trilogy..."
£22.00   Used & New from: £9.96
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Master and Margarita (Vintage Classics)
3.  The Master and Margarita (Vintage Classics) by Mikhail Bulgakov
The list author says:
  "Read this in several different translations, all of which suggest it's one of the greatest novels ever...."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Spring Snow (The Sea of Fertility)
4.  Spring Snow (The Sea of Fertility) by Yukio Mishima
The list author says:
  "Mishima's sequence of novels 'The Sea of Fertility' ; sadly you have to buy the four volumes seperately...."
£7.99   Used & New from: £2.09
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

I Capture The Castle (Vintage Classics)
5.  I Capture The Castle (Vintage Classics) by Dodie Smith
The list author says:
  "A charming novel that can be read and re-read; nice adaptation with that foxy girl in the lead....."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)

If This Is a Man / The Truce
6.  If This Is a Man / The Truce by Primo Levi
The list author says:
  "As many say, one of the books you must read; 'If This....' takes us into hell and 'The Truce' away from it...."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Modern Classics)
7.  The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Modern Classics) by Saul Bellow
The list author says:
  "Well, almost picked 'Martin Eden', 'Look Homeward Angel' & 'The Town & the City' - but went with this as it blew my mind with its greatness on that first read...."
£11.39   Used & New from: £4.33
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

A Confederate General from Big Sur ("Rebel Inc." Classics)
8.  A Confederate General from Big Sur ("Rebel Inc." Classics) by Richard Brautigan
The list author says:
  "Like 'I Capture the Castle', one of those books I can happilly re-read & everything that was great about that beat-boho-hippy era...."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Orphee [1950] [DVD]
9.  Orphee [1950] [DVD] DVD ~ Jean Marais
The list author says:
  "Cocteau's wonderful take on Greek-mythology...."
£29.99   Used & New from: £2.76
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Sunset Boulevard (Special Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1950]
10.  Sunset Boulevard (Special Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1950] DVD ~ William Holden
The list author says:
  "Billy Wilder's razor-sharp Hollywood-satire: it would always end up this way...."
£4.20   Used & New from: £2.37
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

The Battle of Algiers [DVD] (1966)
11.  The Battle of Algiers [DVD] (1966) DVD ~ Brahim Hadjadj
The list author says:
  "Key film that shows the effects of occupation and resulting terrorism...."
£19.99   Used & New from: £8.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

If... [VHS]
12.  If... [VHS] VHS Malcolm McDowell
The list author says:
  "The classic Lindsay Anderson film, which is a very British take on 'Zero de Conduite'"
£8.95   Used & New from: £2.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Conformist (Film ink)
13.  The Conformist (Film ink) by Alberto Moravia
The list author says:
  "Why isn't Bertolucci's masterpiece adaptation of this on DVD??????? Possibly the greatest film made-"
Used & New from: £1.92
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Herzog / Kinski Box Set [DVD]
14.  Herzog / Kinski Box Set [DVD] DVD ~ Klaus Kinski
The list author says:
  "Great box-set featuring another key choice, 'Aguire, the Wrath of God' -"
£53.34   Used & New from: £5.92
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Badlands [DVD] [1973]
15.  Badlands [DVD] [1973] DVD ~ Martin Sheen
The list author says:
  "Another perfect film - the 'In Cold Blood' of cinema...."
£4.90   Used & New from: £1.30
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ghost World [DVD] [2001]
16.  Ghost World [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Thora Birch
The list author says:
  "Perfect - the sublime Thora Birch and the godlike Steve Buscemi : what more could you want?"
£2.70   Used & New from: £0.34
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Heimat 2 [DVD]
17.  Heimat 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Henry Arnold
The list author says:
  "It's all great, but the second one focuses on art and the personal, as well as political. Plus, I really fancy Evelyne...."
£97.00   Used & New from: £60.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Marble Index
18.  The Marble Index by Nico
The list author says:
  "It darkens my sunny days....wonderful drones and strings and the coldest voice...."
£5.33   Used & New from: £2.71
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Future Days (Remastered Sacd/CD Hybrid)
19.  Future Days (Remastered Sacd/CD Hybrid) by Can
The list author says:
  "The last of the Damo-albums and the Can-album I'm picking today...."
£24.91   Used & New from: £7.74
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Sulk
20.  Sulk by Associates
The list author says:
  "Billy Mackenzie & Alan Rankine's alien-pop perfection: 'Skipping', 'Partyfearstwo', 'No', 'Club Country'..."
£38.53   Used & New from: £7.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Spirit Of Eden
21.  Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
The list author says:
  "'The Colour of Spring', 'Laughing Stock' & 'Mark Hollis' as great...."
£11.33   Used & New from: £3.21
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Loveless
22.  Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
The list author says:
  "Kevin Shields' demonstrates how important attention to detail is; sounds like a million-orgasms-on the best drugs as an eclipse fades...."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Tilt
23.  Tilt by Scott Walker
The list author says:
  "Scott Walker's solo-masterpiece: 'Farmer in the City (Remembering Pasolini)', 'Tilt', 'Manhattan', 'Patriot (a single), 'The Cockfighter' etc...."
£7.49   Used & New from: £2.66
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Baader Meinhof
24.  Baader Meinhof by Baader Meinhof
The list author says:
  "One of several masterpieces from Luke Haines: 'Mogadishu', 'Kill Ramirez', 'Meet Me at the Airport', 'It's a Moral Issue' - look out for 'I've Been a Fool for You' also...."
£29.99   Used & New from: £9.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Turn On The Bright Lights
25.  Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
The list author says:
  "Well I like this lots & don't think it's that Joy Division!: 'Leif Erikson', 'Untitled', 'PDA', 'Roland', 'NYC' etc...."
£7.01   Used & New from: £0.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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