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Favourite fiction

Moz "The Madhatter"
 
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
"A great yarn trawling thru time and connectivity and back again. Easy yet compulsive and surreal in spades. The tennuous connections are strong enough (but tennuous)."
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 25th Anniversary Edition
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 25th Anniversary Edition
"This book changes lives - it's powerful introductory chapters, its ghosts, the child of the hero towed around this american adventure - but is it right? What is Quality anyhow??"
His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
"This Trilogy is almost as good as Lord of the Rings and deals in the same fantastic realms. A deeper, darker read that stretches the imagination. Part SciFi, part Fairie tale."
Life Of Pi
Life Of Pi
"The Ancient Mariner meets Robinson Crusoe but smack in the twenty first  century. Reality or deleria? Who cares, a great read!"
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
"I thought Kite Runner was good but this is 10x better. A truly emotional roller coaster thru the injustices of being born a woman in Afghanistan in the 20th Century. We should hang our heads in shame!"
The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
"A backwards whodunnit where who, what, where and when are almost obvious but certainty and how arrive obliquely. Steamy monsoon Tao twin adventure."
Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
"A lighter read but still gripping and set in a genuine historical framework. Epic and heroic. Here come the Rooster - he ain't gonna die!!"
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A classic 'must read' with zig-zagging drives across america set in the post war years in the only time when this lifestyle could be lived - and lived it was, to the full. Almost autobiographical??"
The Shadow Of The Wind
The Shadow Of The Wind
"Brilliant. Something must have been lost in translation (but I can't imagine what) but I'm sure much has been gained in translation too. A multi layered, consistent tale of love, death & lost books!"
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
"An unforgetable journey through modern times with, possibly, some distant present day ancestors of Doctor Who (I'm sorta kidding)."
The Book Thief
The Book Thief
"Terrific evocative fiction dealing with a child's life in Nazi Germany but without being depressing. Hope & optimism are here as well as pain & repression."
Harper Perennial Modern Classics - Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
Harper Perennial Modern Classics - Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
"A classic journey thru hallucinatory paranoias. Entertaining in the most edgy of ways. Frank and honest with no punches pulled."
A Clockwork Orange (Penguin Modern Classics)
A Clockwork Orange (Penguin Modern Classics)
"I thought this style unique. The more widely read may disagree. Great story stylised to accentuate the alienation of the anti-hero - both from the reader and his society."
Pompeii
Pompeii
"An easy read that's engaging and pretty educational. More fiction set in reality, the story of Vesuvius erupting thru the eyes of a roman aquafer."
2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey
"Another life forming, perspective changing tale. Okay - so you've seen the film but this is a different, more comprehensive medium. A good companion read is "Lost Worlds" ISBN-10: 0283986115"
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
"A haunting trip thru japanese subculture with recollections from places and events set in reality - but no reality I've ever seen"
The Antipope (Brentford Trilogy)
The Antipope (Brentford Trilogy)
"I got into Rankin thru Raiders of the Lost Car Park but this is a great comic. Places and characters you almost know but can't possibly be (can they?)"
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Four: A Trilogy in Four Parts
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Four: A Trilogy in Four Parts
"If you get one then you gotta get the lot so all in one volume's good. Easy reading, entertaining, does what it says on the tin - Don't panic! A must for astral surfers."
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Harper Perennial Modern Classics
"A comic but scary insight into a world of excess which has less reality in it than Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. Drug tales wrapped in a tortilla of biography and paranoia."
The Dice Man
The Dice Man
"Who'd really live their life like this? Would I? Should I give it a go tomorrow? If I throw an even number I will, if not I'll carry on as usual. Strange comic dark behavioural addiction."
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
"The pressure builds but the damn doesn't break. A story that twists beautifully against expectations. A life of guilt, a search for atonement. Read it and weep."