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A Listmania! list by Kevin "havenblue" (Cumbria)
 
Everything Happens in August
1.  Everything Happens in August by John Budden
The list author says:
  "Comical take on the examination system. Jefferson Tweedy is incompetent and therefore delegates tasks he cannot do himself and when that does not work he hides in the toilets.  Sound familiar ?"
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Snow Falling on Cedars
2.  Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
The list author says:
  "Good plot and flawless prose though admittedly it failed to take off for me and ultimately disappointed"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.96
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Red Riding Nineteen Eighty Three (Red Riding Quartet)
3.  Red Riding Nineteen Eighty Three (Red Riding Quartet) by David Peace
The list author says:
  "Merely rakes over old ground this book and did not see the point of it.  Glad to finish it."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

The Terrible Privacy Of Maxwell Sim
4.  The Terrible Privacy Of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe
The list author says:
  "Maxwell Sim is a middle aged divorcee, estranged from his loved ones and taking stock of his life. His job as a salesmen takes him from London to the Shetland isles and the dark corners of his mind."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Book Thief
5.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The list author says:
  "Wonderfully written, sad and thought provoking in equal measures, a real page turner of a book that lives up to all the hype"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,919 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

One Day
6.  One Day by David Nicholls
The list author says:
  "The synopsis screams chick-lit, it is a romance novel but a very clever one and beautifully written. Will they or wont they, (trust me fellas) you will find yourself caring. A real page turner."
6.95   Used & New from: 0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,684 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Kenneth Williams Diaries
7.  The Kenneth Williams Diaries by Russell Davies
The list author says:
  "Williams, at times a cruel, narcissistic and altogether arrogant man, laden with life's fragilities takes himself all too seriously and as a result his diaries make for entertaining reading."
10.49   Used & New from: 0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

The Canal
8.  The Canal by Lee Rourke
The list author says:
  "A man decides to skip work and sit on a bench beside a canal, he is joined by a woman who begins to share with him the demons haunting her. You will love this book or despise it. I recommend it"
8.02   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

The Day of the Triffids (Penguin Modern Classics)
9.  The Day of the Triffids (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Wyndham
The list author says:
  "I cannot believe that I ignored this book for so long. One of the great....what if ??? books, it also reads like a recent novel, so glad I picked it up."
6.29   Used & New from: 1.96
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Fine Balance
10.  A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The list author says:
  "Four people with very different life experiences come together under one roof in a busy Indian city and tell their story. Often bleak, always very moving. Truly a great book, one you will not forget."
5.32   Used & New from: 0.53
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)

Grace Notes
11.  Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
The list author says:
  "I love Bernard MacLavertys writing (Cal and Lamb are highly recommended) I gave up on this with a third of the novel still to read as I did not care about the characters, very dissapointing."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Out Stealing Horses
12.  Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
The list author says:
  "Images of isolation and a stark beautiful landscape are easy on the minds eye, sadly the plot is dull and ultimately leads nowhere, shame as I had high hopes for this novel"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Dark Matter
13.  Dark Matter by Michelle Paver
The list author says:
  "Unsettling, chilling,  a psychological thriller which I cannot recommend highly enough."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)

Snowdrops
14.  Snowdrops by A. D. Miller
The list author says:
  "The synopsis on the cover says "totally gripping" "disturbing" etc it is none of these, it is predictable stuff though readable and the author deserves a second chance."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)

Nemesis
15.  Nemesis by Philip Roth
The list author says:
  "very moving and bleak in equal measures, the bad news is unrelenting but this stylish novel comes highly recommended, just make sure you read a feelgood book as a followup."
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

The Woodcutter
16.  The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
The list author says:
  "What a great read.  Let Reg Hill take you on a real page turner of a journey you will not want to end.  Highly recommended."
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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Cannot read Max's story due to the size of the print on kindle paperwhite! 4 7 Apr 2014
links in the book 0 20 Mar 2014
Need recommendations 1 30 Jan 2014
Just finished - absolutely incredible. Question is - what do I read next 13 9 Apr 2012
Why are there international copyright barriers to receiving US published ebooks? 11 4 Feb 2012
Why is this more expensive than the paperback? 26 24 Oct 2011
Anyone else enjoy reading books based in the 80s? 13 18 Sep 2011
wow wow wow.......... 36 13 Aug 2011
The Book Thief versions? 0 3 Mar 2011
Downloading 1 4 Jan 2011
Downloading 0 27 Dec 2010
What did you think of the ending? (warning - spoiler below) 1 6 Dec 2010
 
   

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