The best books I've ever read

A Listmania! list by "atmanda1"
 
Beloved
1.  Beloved by Toni Morrison
The list author says:
  "Keeps you turning the page, way better than the Oprah film"
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Song of Solomon
2.  Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The list author says:
  "gripping and wierdly beautiful. You'll believe you can fly."
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The Satanic Verses
3.  The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The list author says:
  "The best book I have read about London. Shame Khomeni didnt get a clue."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Right As Rain
4.  Right As Rain by George Pelecanos
The list author says:
  "Always tough, always humane. All Pelecanos' books are tight, but this is the best of the lot."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Catch-22
5.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "I laughed loudly and in public when I first read this. Then later it made me think. If this were the only one he ever wrote, it would be enough."
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Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics)
6.  Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics) by Chinua Achebe
The list author says:
  "A classic is a classic. Village life, heartbreak, the end of an era."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)

The Long Firm
7.  The Long Firm by Jake Arnott
The list author says:
  "Nice portait of the bad side of the smoke, with "psychologist" Harry Starks, head of the torture gang. Twisted."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

The Intuitionist
8.  The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
The list author says:
  "A gripping book about lifts. Hard to believe I know, but worth it."
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Mama Day
9.  Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
The list author says:
  "A wierd magical book about a community that kept it African in the deep South. Better than the books she is known for."
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Crime and Punishment (Penguin Popular Classics)
10.  Crime and Punishment (Penguin Popular Classics) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The list author says:
  "Like a long dark night of the soul, only without all the fun that implies. Harrowing."
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The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
11.  The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
The list author says:
  "Dark laughter and horny thoughts. Czech it out."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Picador Books)
12.  Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Picador Books) by Mario Vargas Llosa
The list author says:
  "I laughed so hard that my ribs started to ache. They also threw me off the bus."
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Post Office: A Novel
13.  Post Office: A Novel by Charles Bukowski
The list author says:
  "A good pisstake of every dead end job in the world. Makes you want to call in sick to finish it."
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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
14.  The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "The most uncanny book I have read. Makes you want to climb down the nearest well with a baseball bat. Only there will you be safe."
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Foucault's Pendulum
15.  Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The list author says:
  "wicked fun is poked at conspiracy theory merchants, cheap publishers and the occult. This was the last good book he wrote before climbing up his own bum and disappearing."
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A Scanner Darkly (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
16.  A Scanner Darkly (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. Dick
The list author says:
  "Dostoyevsky on crack, in space."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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