What I've read this year: 2004 July-September

A Listmania! list by frogclock (UK)
 
Notes on a Scandal
1.  Notes on a Scandal by ZoŽ Heller
The list author says:
  "A great book if slightly disturbing"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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Watching the English: the Hidden Rules of English Behaviour
2.  Watching the English: the Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox
The list author says:
  "Fascinating book, especially if you are English and can see all the things you do yourself"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)

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What's My Motivation?
3.  What's My Motivation? by Michael Simkins
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  "Fun to hear about life as an actor who doesn't make it big in Hollywood"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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The Apologist
4.  The Apologist by Jay Rayner
The list author says:
  "Interesting and well written but don't read if you aren't in the mood for food"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now: My Difficult Student 80s
5.  Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now: My Difficult Student 80s by Andrew Collins
The list author says:
  "Sequel to "Where did it all go right" about his happy childhood in the 70sabout his student days in the 80s.  Suitably reverent to The Smiths for my liking and highly amusing"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Bad Influence
6.  Bad Influence by William Sutcliffe
The list author says:
  "Fascinating and chilling told in the voice of a 10 year old boy"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Maximum Diner
7.  Maximum Diner by Christopher Nye
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  "This is the amusing story of Christopher Nye setting up an American style diner in Uckfield.  Makes you hate McD's even more than before."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Drowning Tree
8.  The Drowning Tree by Carol Goodman
The list author says:
  "Another story about water and a female college setting in the USA. It was great as ever though you could see some things coming more than in her  previous two."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Transmission
9.  Transmission by Hari Kunzru
The list author says:
  "A superb book about a computer virus, bollywood and exploitation of immigrant workers in the US (not as worthy as that sounds).  Excellent & read it in one night."
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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In a Good Light
10.  In a Good Light by Clare Chambers
The list author says:
  "A great book though has a really ignorant statement about librarians."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim
11.  Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim by David Sedaris
The list author says:
  "Very interesting and well written, read most everything else by him now."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body
12.  Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body by Armand Marie Leroi
The list author says:
  "A wonderfully interesting book about how the human body is formed and can therefore be deformed. Fascinating."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The Lovely Bones
13.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The list author says:
  "A reading group read.  Interesting though a bit annoying  in places.  Too many abused children etc books now, all I seem to read."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (835 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Me Talk Pretty One Day
14.  Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The list author says:
  "Another great David Sedaris book"
£8.18   Used & New from: £2.11
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

The Coma
15.  The Coma by Alex Garland
The list author says:
  "Interesting and had great woodcuts by his dad, not sure why I read this when I still haven't got round to the rest of his"
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

The Santaland Diaries
16.  The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
The list author says:
  "I love the way he writes and I enjoyed reading about his work as an elf."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Eleanor Rigby
17.  Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland
The list author says:
  "Superb, he is back on form definitely & i think I may have loved this even more that Hey Nostrdamus."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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A Girl Could Stand Up
18.  A Girl Could Stand Up by Leslie Marshall
The list author says:
  "Wonderful.  Another childhood book but amusing and sad.  A girl brought up by her 2 uncles."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
19.  The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
The list author says:
  "Came to these late but find them highly amusing, especially how dense Adrian can be."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews)

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
20.  The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

Going Postal (Discworld Novels)
21.  Going Postal (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Brilliant as ever.  Love the new characters."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

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Barrel Fever
22.  Barrel Fever by David Sedaris
The list author says:
  "Another great David Sedaris book"
£6.81   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

The Fit
23.  The Fit by Philip Hensher
The list author says:
  "Loved it.  Read it too fast to remember much about it.  About a man with hiccups"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Margaret Hilda Roberts and Susan Lilian Townsend
24.  True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Margaret Hilda Roberts and Susan Lilian Townsend by Sue Townsend
The list author says:
  "More Adrian Mole"
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3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years
25.  Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years by Sue Townsend
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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