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Amazing Books

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Wise Children
Wise Children
"Best Carter out there. A touching, funny, sharp-as-a-tack read."
The Chymical Wedding (Picador Books)
The Chymical Wedding (Picador Books)
"Extraordinary and absorbing fiction. One to re-read."
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
"Your nose will love you forever and so will your brain."
A Case of Curiosities
A Case of Curiosities
"You'll have to track this one down. Corking story w. mechanics, philosophy, politics, social history .... and laughs! Love it."
What a Carve Up! (Essential Penguin)
What a Carve Up! (Essential Penguin)
"Total pleasure."
The House of Sleep
The House of Sleep
"A grower - it will sneak into your dreams."
The Secret History
The Secret History
"Bit of a who/why dunnit and just who is your narrator anyway?"
Persuasion (Penguin Classics)
Persuasion (Penguin Classics)
"Wonderful love story, beautiful and delicate. Hope Eng. Lit. didn't ruin this one for you - I don't think Austen benefits from academic treatment."
The Midnight Examiner
The Midnight Examiner
"Hysterical, I was nearly sick. There is nobody like Kotzwinkle. I love him and want to have his babies."
Exile
Exile
"Another winner from the great K. Sinister, funny, terrifying, absorbing, intense, utterly unforgettable. Read all his adults' books if you can - some v. early ones are dated but read them anyway."
Duplicate Keys
Duplicate Keys
"Great murder mystery. Some great characters and lines. Amazing touch this woman has."
The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, and, The Lyre of Orpheus): What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus
The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, and, The Lyre of Orpheus): What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus
"There are no words..."
The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders
The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders
"See above."
The Salterton Trilogy: Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice, A Mixture of Frailties
The Salterton Trilogy: Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice, A Mixture of Frailties
"See Above again! I make no apologies!"
The Fermata
The Fermata
"Read it one way and it's sexy. Read it another and it's a very intelligent adventure in the meaning of morality. Read his whole oeuvre."
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
"It really is wicked. Very different and very good. Love it."
The Alienist: Number 1 in series (Laszlo Kreizler & John Schuyler Moore)
The Alienist: Number 1 in series (Laszlo Kreizler & John Schuyler Moore)
"Grisly and gripping thriller based in NY. 'Witness the birth' of psychological detection methods."
The Hellfire Club
The Hellfire Club
"I read this all the time - it is an amazing AMAZING READ."
Jane Eyre (Penguin Popular Classics)
Jane Eyre (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Awww, it's a classic - I had to put it in! I read this every 2 or 3 years bcause I love it so much. Very comforting, unfailingly moving."
Charmed Life (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 1)
Charmed Life (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 1)
"An early fave gets its honourable mention here. Excellent story ... magic, dragons, Chrestomanci's clothes ... amazing character sketches and plot. Laugh a minute and brilliantly written."
Alias Grace
Alias Grace
"Delicious book."
The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf
The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf
"One to track down, but worth looking very hard for. A grower and a gripper."
A Far Cry From Kensington
A Far Cry From Kensington
"My favourite Spark by a whisker. A really good read and food for thought."
The Debt To Pleasure
The Debt To Pleasure
"Tasty!  'Mr Phillips' is a cracker too - read that afterwards."
Foucault's Pendulum
Foucault's Pendulum
"Mystery, myth and murder... or just paranoia?"