books that are great and should be read (no potter here)

A Listmania! list by Mr. S. G. Sheppard "greg_the_waster" (swindon/aber)
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Guards! Guards!: (Discworld Novel 8) (Discworld Novels)
1.  Guards! Guards!: (Discworld Novel 8) (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "this got me into pratchett i originally heard a great radio adaptation and i kicked off from there and havent looked back this reperesents the whole guards series cause they rock"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2.  The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "need i say any more, just groundbraking, brilliant and hilarious. there is simply no reason why anybody in the english speaking world should not read these books"
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The Dirk Gently Omnibus
3.  The Dirk Gently Omnibus by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "dirk genty is fantastic and on a par with hitch hikers guide at points, i love the character i cant see why reveiws have said its not funny, just read the fridge part or any of it really"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Mort: (Discworld Novel 4) (Discworld Novels)
4.  Mort: (Discworld Novel 4) (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "this goes for all the death books, they are brilliant pratchett on top form with all of them, (actually the only one i havent read yet i heard a very good radio version though which was ace)"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel
5.  Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "my fav and the best possibly (its a toss up between this, the truth and night watch) one of the main characters is Lu-tze possibly the best character apart from death who is a kind of old master type"
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The Truth: A Discworld Novel: 25
6.  The Truth: A Discworld Novel: 25 by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "one of the 3 best discworld movels, this is brilliant, the watch take a back seat to the new charcters, mainly de worde but otto is also a brilliant charcter (who i hope is developed )"
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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Penguin Modern Classics)
7.  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Penguin Modern Classics) by Robert Tressell
The list author says:
  "a very good novel about socialism and the working classes at the start of the 20th century that is still (to some extent) relevent today"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (490 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Collins Modern Classics - The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit - Boxed Set of Four Books in Slip-case: AND The Hobbit
8.  Collins Modern Classics - The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit - Boxed Set of Four Books in Slip-case: AND The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "this and the hobbit were what really started modern fantasy true genius,only thing is its been copied so much the large amount of unoriginal books out there are pale copies of its ideas,first and best"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
9.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "one of the best books ive read its engroasing, the characters are real people the plots are clever fresh and original and he kills characters off and isnt afraid of it (no miraculous escapes here)"
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Hogfather: A Discworld Novel
10.  Hogfather: A Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "the wizards are the jewel in the crown of the diskworld whatever theyre in they are themost constantly funny group and can make a book this is basically recomending all the books with the wiazards in"
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Carry On, Jeeves
11.  Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
The list author says:
  "most of you will not know or care who wodehouse is but you should, he is described by douglas adams as the greatest comic writer ever and may well be, the books are funny and ripping reads, What-ho!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
12.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "this is fantastic in a horrible way the ideas and concets in it can be quite frightening you read it a much to learn about ideas of ingsoc as to follow the protragonist a book that can change you"
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Othello (New Penguin Shakespeare)
13.  Othello (New Penguin Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare
The list author says:
  "a play not a novel but othello is brilliant with the best (worst) villain ever created, Iago is an enigma why does he do this? we never find out, this can disturb. One of shakespeares best i love it"
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Philip Larkin: Collected Poems
14.  Philip Larkin: Collected Poems by Philip Larkin
The list author says:
  "my favourite poet who is often seen as a depressing mysoginistic and pesimistic person but larkin was not so simple, whatever he may have been like his poetry is brilliant"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck "Essentials")
15.  Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck "Essentials") by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "a short but great novel about dreams, friendships and outsiders. lifting at points, depressing at others it is very a rewarding read"
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Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot)
16.  Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot) by Agatha Christie
The list author says:
  "Poirot the diminutive almost obsessively neat and amazingly clever man is imho the greatest fictional detective (only holmes comes close) the plots are interesting, the mysteries are feindishly hard"
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Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 1: The Assassin's Road (Lone Wolf and Cub (Dark Horse))
17.  Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 1: The Assassin's Road (Lone Wolf and Cub (Dark Horse)) by Goseki Kojima
The list author says:
  "very cool if a bit weird for most, the series examines things such as the father/son relationship, death the morality of the killer and also are just entertaining and very violent(influenced kill bill"
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Sword In The Storm: (The Rigante Book 1)
18.  Sword In The Storm: (The Rigante Book 1) by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "far and away gemmels best series two books are set in the equivalent of roman times two in a period based somewhere between the civil war and napoleonic wars, very good and more original than most"
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Giles Annual 1956-57: Eleventh series (Annuals)
19.  Giles Annual 1956-57: Eleventh series (Annuals) by Giles
The list author says:
  "Giles is possibly the greatest cartoonist of the 20th century and almost definately the most loved he ranges from light jokes on family to quite scathing critique and satire at points, very good"
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The Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Penguin Classics)
20.  The Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Penguin Classics) by Samuel Coleridge
The list author says:
  "Colridge is another favorite poet of mine, the rime of the ancient mariner being my absolute favorite poem, his other work is good as well"
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Doctor Faustus and Other Plays: Tamburlaine, Parts I and II; Doctor Faustus, A- and B-Texts; The Jew of Malta; Edward II (Oxford World's Classics)
21.  Doctor Faustus and Other Plays: Tamburlaine, Parts I and II; Doctor Faustus, A- and B-Texts; The Jew of Malta; Edward II (Oxford World's Classics) by Christopher Marlowe
The list author says:
  "a very good play that was mauled in the b-text version so read the a-text"
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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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digital version 0 20 May 2014
Definitive book of the 20th century? 5 25 Jan 2012
Where can i find the trade paperback? 2 3 Aug 2011
Is this still relevant today? 2 13 May 2011
kindle etc why? 0 23 Jan 2011
paper quality of the book: of mice and men 0 23 Nov 2010
Discworld Audiobooks; Planer vs. Briggs 0 5 Sep 2010
Do you think this is a good idea? 1 24 Jun 2010
Definitive book of the 20th century? 4 6 Feb 2010
audio book 1 8 Mar 2009
guards guards 0 28 Aug 2007
Paperback? 0 10 Aug 2007
 
   

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