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Top Literary Fiction

A Listmania! list by Mr. Paul J. Bradshaw (Midlands, UK)
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The Trial (Penguin Modern Classics)
1.  The Trial (Penguin Modern Classics) by Franz Kafka
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  "Unlike anything you'll ever read."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Cosmicomics
2.  Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
The list author says:
  "All of Calvino's books are wonderful, but this is perhaps one of his most unusual."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Penguin Popular Classics)
3.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Penguin Popular Classics) by Lewis Carroll
The list author says:
  "One of the most hilarious books ever written"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (634 customer reviews)

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The Gods Will Have Blood (Twentieth Century Classics)
4.  The Gods Will Have Blood (Twentieth Century Classics) by Anatole France
The list author says:
  "The only book still published in English by a tragically overlooked genius."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (Penguin Modern Classics)
5.  Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (Penguin Modern Classics) by Jorge Luis Borges
The list author says:
  "Magical, literary brain-teasers"
£6.99   Used & New from: £2.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Microserfs
6.  Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
The list author says:
  "Modern life is rubbish, but he captures it perfectly."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Love in the Time of Cholera
7.  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "One of the few books that can make you fall in love."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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Narcissus and Goldmund (Peter Owen Modern Classic)
8.  Narcissus and Goldmund (Peter Owen Modern Classic) by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "Hesse seems to write the same great story in different ways. This is the best version."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Crime and Punishment (Penguin Popular Classics)
9.  Crime and Punishment (Penguin Popular Classics) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The list author says:
  "Truly compelling story from a magnificent writer."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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Silk
10.  Silk by Alessandro Baricco
The list author says:
  "The best modern writer around. Lyrical, evocative, amazing."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Popular Classics)
11.  A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Popular Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "Dickens' most developed work - no black and white picture here. I actually cried."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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253
12.  253 by Geoff Ryman
The list author says:
  "A different way of writing; a different way of reading. Expertly handled."
£11.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Pedro Páramo (Five Star)
13.  Pedro Páramo (Five Star) by Juan Rulfo
The list author says:
  "A Mexican Kafka? A masterpiece you'll think you dreamt."
£7.99   Used & New from: £3.04
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Life of Insects
14.  The Life of Insects by Victor Pelevin
The list author says:
  "An Aesop for the next century. Strange but true."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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In the Labyrinth (Calderbooks)
15.  In the Labyrinth (Calderbooks) by Alain Robbe-Grillet
The list author says:
  "Another overlooked French author with a unique style."
Used & New from: £14.99

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The Reprieve (Penguin Modern Classics)
16.  The Reprieve (Penguin Modern Classics) by Jean-Paul Sartre
The list author says:
  "Part 2 of the Roads to Freedom trilogy - and the best. Read all three for best results."
£14.99   Used & New from: £5.03
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Watchmen
17.  Watchmen by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "Comics were never the same after this. Intricately plotted with developed characterisation. This deserves to be recognised as one of the most important books of the century."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

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