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A Listmania! list by R. Anselmo "silence_here" (Portugal)
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The Vintner's Luck
1.  The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox
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  "Love, loss, an angel befriends a human, the whole world is about to be discussed and torn apart. It will make you question everything - love, God, Devil, pain, eternity - and probably cry."
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Interview With The Vampire: Number 1 in series (Vampire Chronicles)
2.  Interview With The Vampire: Number 1 in series (Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice
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  "The ultimate vampire book, but also a book about loneliness, the human condition, the passage of time and Good and Evil. Beautifully written."
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The Talented Mr. Ripley
3.  The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
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  "How far could one go to lose one's identity and be reborn as a supposedly more appealing person? Ripley is scary, but tender. one has to ask how shallow friendships and identities are today."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Virgin Suicides
4.  Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
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  "a mysterious, soft, entrancing story about 5 suicidal girls. But it's also a story about young love and it's poetic, enduring power. AMAZING!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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White Oleander
5.  White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The list author says:
  "Gut-wrentching and so lyrical one forgets there's murder, loss, violence, death in it at all."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Rumble Fish
6.  Rumble Fish by S. E. Hinton
The list author says:
  "simple, clean-cut but completely heartbreaking. I still love The Motocycle Boy's dark wit. An elegy to lost youth."
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The Secret History
7.  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The list author says:
  "Some say that it's the best book ever written. It's possible. So good and gripping you must stop to catch your breath. One falls in this parallel world of intellect and mystery."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (442 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

In A Land Of Plenty
8.  In A Land Of Plenty by Tim Pears
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  "A family saga, but every word is pure magic, pure longing, pure heartbreak. The tv series was equally brilliant. Every character is a gift."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Drawing Blood
9.  Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite
The list author says:
  "It's about love and dream and ghosts. And the imaginary pop culture and getting over your past and your dark fears. Powerful!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Strangers (VMC)
10.  Strangers (VMC) by Antonia White
The list author says:
  "She is not known enough, but her short-storiues are this tiny world similar to Plath's - cold, private, sad, lyrical... lovely."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Love
11.  Love by Angela Carter
The list author says:
  "Dreamy and breathtaking- very small, but very disturbing. Doom is hanging in every page."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories (Vintage Magic)
12.  The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories (Vintage Magic) by Angela Carter
The list author says:
  "A new take on fairy tales... a darker one, but one you'll never forget. "The Lady of the House of Love" is my favourite- vampires with a Romantic touch."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
13.  The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "The greatest American novel - can one not cry with that sad, sad pool scene? oh the careless ones..."
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Jude the Obscure (Penguin Popular Classics)
14.  Jude the Obscure (Penguin Popular Classics) by Thomas Hardy
The list author says:
  "It's raw, dark, grimy, real, God and devotion, faith and carnal love explored. Hardy's masterpiece."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Amy and Isabelle
15.  Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
The list author says:
  "It's quiet and soft at first, but beautifully written. About the disgrace and pain lurking beneath mundane things like families, marriages, love and betrayal."
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