Things that have made life less dull

A Listmania! list by AlanKS (Luton)
 
Alias Grace
1.  Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "Makes many historical novels seem simple minded. Gripping."
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The Sparrow
2.  The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The list author says:
  "An exhilarating examination of faith and the difficulties of communication. But more importantly one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Children Of God (Black Swan original)
3.  Children Of God (Black Swan original) by Mary Doria Russell
The list author says:
  "The sequel. Worth reading for itself. Banal people like me will wish forever she had written a trilogy."
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Bear v.Shark
4.  Bear v.Shark by Chris Bachelder
The list author says:
  "A satire on the inanity of the media."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Never Let Me Go
5.  Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The list author says:
  "You SHOULD read The Remains of the Day, but don't ignore this. Even if  you know the dystopian background Ishiguro's first person narration carries you through to the haunting end."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (607 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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To Say Nothing of the Dog (Bantam Spectra Book)
6.  To Say Nothing of the Dog (Bantam Spectra Book) by Connie Willis
The list author says:
  "A science fiction romance and a hundred times better than that phrase will ever convey."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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Doomsday Book
7.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
The list author says:
  "Set in the same time travelling world as the above. A time traveller tries to help a family stricken by plague as a modern plague delays her return. Powerful."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)

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Impossible Things
8.  Impossible Things by Connie Willis
The list author says:
  "A collection of her short stories. Even the Queen made my Sci Fi hating friend laugh out loud."
£4.97   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The House Of Mirth (VMC)
9.  The House Of Mirth (VMC) by Elizabeth Ammons
The list author says:
  "The story of Lily Bart, doomed by expectations, hypocrisy, prejudice and her own conscience."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Mobius Dick
10.  Mobius Dick by Andrew Crumey
The list author says:
  "Quantum physics. Literary criticism. Yes! I'm not sure I understood it. But I would recommend it."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Spanish Prisoner [DVD] [1998]
11.  The Spanish Prisoner [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Steve Martin
The list author says:
  "A twist in the tale film that you can watch again. Despite being able to mouth huge chunks of dialogue I never tire of this."
£19.99   Used & New from: £3.78
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Top Secret! [DVD]
12.  Top Secret! [DVD] DVD ~ Val Kilmer
The list author says:
  "Less well known but better than Police Squad. The hero battles Nazis in East Germany aided by the French Resistance and some lovely parody songs. Val Kilmer was funny before Kiss Kiss Bang Bang."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Dark Side of the Moon
13.  Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Yes it is as good as you remember it."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (596 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Ken Burns Jazz Collection: The Definitive Sidney Bechet
14.  Ken Burns Jazz Collection: The Definitive Sidney Bechet by Ken Burns JAZZ Collection
The list author says:
  "Some seems merely quaint now, but Love for Sale at the end is worth it by itself. Play it for a friend. If they don't like it, then they are a replicant."
£15.70   Used & New from: £0.24
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [DVD] [1978]
15.  Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [DVD] [1978] DVD ~ Donald Sutherland
The list author says:
  "Which brings us to this remake, which loses nothing in comparison to the original."
£5.81   Used & New from: £1.32
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Molesworth (Penguin Modern Classics)
16.  Molesworth (Penguin Modern Classics) by Geoffrey Willans
The list author says:
  "As timeless as a satire on 1950s English public skool life can get. Funnier than P. G. Wodehouse."
£7.69   Used & New from: £0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Glengarry Glen Ross [DVD] [1992]
17.  Glengarry Glen Ross [DVD] [1992] DVD ~ Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "So testosterone filled it never asks for directions and can only cook chilli. Brilliant acting."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Blue
18.  Blue by Joni Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Nearly every female singer-songwriter's new CD is compared to this. Nothing compares. Beautiful."
£5.20   Used & New from: £0.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

Springtime
19.  Springtime by Freakwater
The list author says:
  "'Lorraine' is an unknown treasure. Weary, uplifting, powerful."
£12.95   Used & New from: £6.21

Fire At Keatons Bar & Grill
20.  Fire At Keatons Bar & Grill by Roy Nathanson
The list author says:
  "Fascinating jazz, funk, soul, rock concept album."
£19.34   Used & New from: £0.89

The League Of Gentlemen - Special Edition [1960] [DVD]
21.  The League Of Gentlemen - Special Edition [1960] [DVD] DVD ~ Jack Hawkins
The list author says:
  "Jack Hawkins persuades a set of down on their luck, disgraced, former soldiers to use their skills in robbing a bank. Wondeful comic heist film."
£4.90   Used & New from: £3.14
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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