the best books i have ever read - a very eclectic list

A Listmania! list by "soph83"
 
The Land of Green Ginger (FF Childrens Classics)
1.  The Land of Green Ginger (FF Childrens Classics) by Noel Langley
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  "funny, clever, charming and whimsical."
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Harpo Speaks!
2.  Harpo Speaks! by Harpo Marx
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  "he led an amazingly entertaining life - written with humour, love and nostalgia. utterly wonderful."
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Catch-22 (Vintage Classics)
3.  Catch-22 (Vintage Classics) by Joseph Heller
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  "just amazing in every way - so funny and yet so horrific - a masterpiece"
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Collins Modern Classics - The Phantom Tollbooth
4.  Collins Modern Classics - The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The list author says:
  "so engaging and well-written that i didn't even realise i was supposed to be learning from it when first read at age 10"
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28 Barbary Lane: A Tales of the City Omnibus
5.  28 Barbary Lane: A Tales of the City Omnibus by Armistead Maupin
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  "all of the tales of the city books are wonderful - you cannot put them down and find that you start to care more about these characters than about your own friends!"
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Invisible Monsters
6.  Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
The list author says:
  "his best book in my opinion although i can't fault any of the others either - so strange and exciting"
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Uncle (Red Fox classics)
7.  Uncle (Red Fox classics) by J. P. Martin
The list author says:
  "so hard to get hold of now, but absolutely magical - an elephant in a purple dressing gown who is massively rich - a genius concept with great illustrations."
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Underworld
8.  Underworld by Don DeLillo
The list author says:
  "takes a long tme to read but worth it in the end - a fascinating look at the american consciousness over the past 50 years"
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The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
9.  The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "read all of them! in fact, read everythng he ever wrote. you will not regret it"
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Down and Out in Paris and London (Penguin Modern Classics)
10.  Down and Out in Paris and London (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "much better than his fiction (and that's not bad at all) - paints an evocative picture of the life of the very poor in the early part of the 20th century"
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Vile Bodies (Penguin Modern Classics)
11.  Vile Bodies (Penguin Modern Classics) by Evelyn Waugh
The list author says:
  "maybe not his most intellectual work but certainly his funniest satire - had me walking around for weeks saying 'darling, i've such a pain' to people"
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War Of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts
12.  War Of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts by Louis de Bernieres
The list author says:
  "all 3 of the south american books are excellent - much better than captain corelli."
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Flight From Deathrow
13.  Flight From Deathrow by Harry Hill
The list author says:
  "i laughed so hard on the underground while reading this that people started staring. utterly hilarious!"
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