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A Listmania! list by "vampireinthesun"
 
The Lovely Bones
1.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
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  "A poignant and moving tale of a young girl taken from her family too soon, told through her own eyes from her heaven."
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Invisible Monsters
2.  Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
The list author says:
  "In my opinion Palahniuk's best to date, as visceral and self-destructive as Fight Club, this time it tackles society's emphasis on physical beauty."
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Atonement
3.  Atonement by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "it takes a while to get going, but as it builds up you'll be dying to know what briony does that's so bad, and you'll be horrified when you find out"
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The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
4.  The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "what can i say? an epic tale of good vs evil, the creation of middle earth has no rival in the literary world. Not that I know of anyway"
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Birdsong (Vintage War)
5.  Birdsong (Vintage War) by Sebastian Faulks
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  "A powerful and harrowing tale of a man's experiences during WW1. Effectively includes chapters set before and after to convey the full impact on Stephen as a young man."
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His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
6.  His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Not quite Lord of the Rings but leagues ahead of Harry Potter, these deal with adventure, love, parallel dimensions, theology, philosophy and quantum physics! Breathtaking!"
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The Beach
7.  The Beach by Alex Garland
The list author says:
  "Forget the film, this is the original tale of the apocalyptic paradise that I never tire of. It's funny, exhilerating and Richard is one of the most compelling protagonists I've ever read about."
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The Ground Beneath Her Feet
8.  The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
The list author says:
  "An epic rock 'n' roll love story, among other things. Too much to summarise really, but an exhilarating read."
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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
9.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "Very powerful, after having studied both Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia this book scared me!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (832 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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