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Books I've Loved For Different Reasons
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
"a quite brilliant book about the struggles and realities in Captalism"
Nausea (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A book that literally changed my outlook on life in my late Teens"
The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Camus's popular gem.A book with power and a strangeness that just grabs you from the 1st line"
The Cold Six Thousand
"Follow up to American Tabloid,the classic American conspiracy novel leaves America with its underbelly on show for all the world to see"
Aberystwyth Mon Amour
"A Welsh book with American Noir detective feelings done better in some comical parts"
"A classic.Simple as that."
Catch-22 (Vintage Classics)
"What can you say,that hasn't been said by clevery people than me"
Money: A Suicide Note
"I was going to say don't let a film ruin this book but someone beat me to it, it's just too important to be man-handled"
Carter Beats the Devil
"A book I just couldn't put down,I read it through in one sitting and I'm not a fast reader,worth the sleepless night"
Vernon God Little
"Another new writer I enjoyed immensely and it won the Booker prize,that shocked me"
Killing Suki Flood
"Now here's a book that would make an excellent movie,why hasn't it been brought to the big screen"
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
"A clever and beautiful book written with warmth and a delight to read"
Any Human Heart
"A book written like a diary about the long life through the 20th century of Logan Mountstuart,a man who's in Paris writing and New York as an Art dealer. Great"
"A look at the future of gated communities a briliantly handled not so far in the future look at the haves,belittling the have nots."
The Western Lands (Picador Books)
"Burroughs rips open the scabs so you can see the truth underneath, this is part of a trilogy of books,I'd love to see Pete Jackson make this trilogy or any half decent film maker just not Cronenburg"
"I think the Times said it all,"At once epic and humane, its panoramic vision is infused with wit and warmth." what else can I add?"
The Thief's Journal (Twentieth Century Classics)
"A strange and wonderful book about a mans fall into the depths of an amoral part of criminal society,every part of which was illegal even Love?"
The Dice Man
"A book I wore out reading and re-reading,I even had a little venture with the Dice but I kept bottling out when I didn't like the option it gave me,like almost certainly being arrested or beat up."
The Killer Inside Me (CRIME MASTERWORKS)
"A sheriff with a deep-rooted violent psychosis,a superb account of the mind of a mad-man"
Cash: The Autobiography
"A man who was there at the start of the white music explosion,through ups and lots of downs his death just months after a classic video of Hurt.The Man in Black.Who else"
The Collection: "Wrong Case", "Last Good Kiss" and "Dancing Bear"
"three classic crime novels,the main character a hard drinking olde American, told with knowledge of drink and crime/grime?"
The Four Great Novels: The Dain Curse; The Glass Key; The Maltese Falcon; Red Harvest (Picador Books)
"The master the one all the others try to emulate.Hammett is the Crime king"
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
"Everyone told me this book was a handful but I found it a wonderful read and beautifully expressive,it made me look at my life.But I was only 19 I read it again at 35 and I nearly cried"
Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall
"A book that I laughed out loud reading,my Dad asked what I was reading and started reading it within minutes he waslaughing loudly. A comedy classic"
"Elton's first an still my personal fave,I know I've probably forgot books better than these but I couldn't put this down when it first came out."
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