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Books that stayed in my head

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
"how can someone write something so amazing? Ignore the film!"
Tar Baby
Tar Baby
"the atmosphere of this book stayed with me for a long long time"
The Innocent
The Innocent
"I love Mcewan's writing anyway, but this book is fantastic - post-war berlin.#"
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
"A really unusual book, and again, its the atmosphere which really gets to you."
Northanger Abbey (Penguin Popular Classics)
Northanger Abbey (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Any austen book will do, but I certainly laughed out loud at the humour in this, Austen has fun taking the mick out of all the 'vogues' of the day."
Postmortem (Scarpetta Novels)
Postmortem (Scarpetta Novels)
"Not great literature, but engrossing crime fiction"
A Widow For One Year
A Widow For One Year
"Can't quite put my finger on it, but this book has stayed in my head. I don't think it is brilliantly written, but it gets inside of you. Great read!"
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
"this book needs no introduction - mind-blowing"
Celestial Navigation
Celestial Navigation
"I really like Anne tyler, but think her novels can vary in quality. However, i am very surprised that this one receives such bad reviews. i thought this book was amazing and touched me deeply"
The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
"a painful and beautiful read. Genius in its perception and observation of human emotional complexity"
The Magus
The Magus
"what the ****? amazing"
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
"included in so many lists, and so it should be"
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) Paperback
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) Paperback
"Thought I'd hate the Harry Potter books after all the hype, but I loved them. This one is especially good."
Candide (Penguin Popular Classics)
Candide (Penguin Popular Classics)
"who could believe an 18th century short story could be so fantastically hilarious"
Only Children
Only Children
"Great writer. great book - saga on 1980's New Yorkers and having children"
The Stand (The Complete and Uncut Edition)
The Stand (The Complete and Uncut Edition)
"Apparently you either love or hate this book. I loved it. it really made me think about stuff i'd taken for granted"
The Grass Is Singing
The Grass Is Singing
"This book is startling in its simplicity. The atmosphere electric, Film is good too"
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
"a short novella but every word packed with thought-provoking metaphor and challenges."
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Picador Books)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Picador Books)
"Great gutsy plunge into late twentieth century new York"