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my favourite books in no particular order

"shalimarrr"
 
The Magic Toyshop (VMC)
The Magic Toyshop (VMC)
"Angela Carter is the master of fantasy. This offering is about the sexual awakening in a patriarchal nightmare."
Mere Christianity
Mere Christianity
"Easily one of the best books on why you should be Christian."
Several Perceptions (VMC)
Several Perceptions (VMC)
"Another masterpiece from Carter. This is about acceptance of self."
Can You Forgive Her? (Oxford World's Classics)
Can You Forgive Her? (Oxford World's Classics)
"Anthony Trollope's language and satire is compelling."
Human Croquet
Human Croquet
"This gem is a fantasy tale with lots of allusions to Shakespeare, CS Lewis and Lewis Carroll. Atkinson uses language similar to Carter."
The Riverside Chaucer, 3rd Ed.
The Riverside Chaucer, 3rd Ed.
"The only edition of Chaucer you'll ever need. It is a great read and full of innuendo."
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
"A powerful novel of tragic love that won't letyou put it down. You will feel the pain and passion of Cathy and Heathcliffe. Not merely a woman's novel."
Sex And The City
Sex And The City
"Completely diferent from the TV series we all know and love. Nothing like a good dose of cynicism to make you feel better about yourself."
Eaters Of The Dead
Eaters Of The Dead
"Never thought i'd catch myself reading a Michael Crichton book. Based loosely on Beowulf. The film of this is excellent as well (the 13th warrior)"
The Yellow Wallpaper (VMC)
The Yellow Wallpaper (VMC)
"This is about post-natal depresion and forced confinement. Gilman captures the feeling so perfectly that you cannot help empathising with the protagonist."
The Box of Delights (Classic Mammoth)
The Box of Delights (Classic Mammoth)
"i loved this as a child and i still do. A true fantasy, pity about the ending though."
The Gormenghast Trilogy
The Gormenghast Trilogy
"what can i say? rivetting, complex and imaginitive. Steerpike exudes evil. don't be put off by the density of the prose."
The Witches
The Witches
"read it as if it were true. a funny and macabre book."
The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction)
The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction)
"this is one of the books i wish i'd written. event after event all connecting, the archetypal private eye, a classic noir."
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
"a bittersweet novel about loss and finding God."
Wonder Boys
Wonder Boys
"this is about a lost weekend and 'coming-of-age'. Who is coming of age though; Tripp or Leer?"
Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America - A Memoir
Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America - A Memoir
"Harrowing. i relate to this in so many ways but not to the extremities."