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My Favourite Books

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The Glass Bead Game (Vintage Classics)
The Glass Bead Game (Vintage Classics)
"A classic complex philosophical journey from Herman Hesse"
Catch 22 (Everyman's Library Classics)
Catch 22 (Everyman's Library Classics)
"Futility and banality of war"
To Kill a Mocking Bird
To Kill a Mocking Bird
"Fascinating look at the racial tensions of southern america and one mans search for truth and justice."
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves"
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves"
"Comparible and in my opinion surpassing Tolkien in transporting one to an alternative "land""
The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Wounded Land / One Tree / White Gold Wielder
The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Wounded Land / One Tree / White Gold Wielder
"The follow on Trilogy that rivals Tolkien"
A Tale of Two Cities (Oxford World's Classics)
A Tale of Two Cities (Oxford World's Classics)
"If you don't read any other Dicken's then read this one. The story of Sydney Carlton is a wonderful description of the virtues of the human soul."
The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A harrowing tale of sociopathic behaviour, alientation and catastrophe."
Stephen King Omnibus: Carrie; Salem's Lot & the Shining
Stephen King Omnibus: Carrie; Salem's Lot & the Shining
"Although this is a trilogy it is worth it just for Salem's Lot. Stephen King is a master storyteller at his prime in this tale, truly frightening and fascinating."
Rabbit, Run
Rabbit, Run
"This book in the tetrology "Rabbit" series is John Updike at his best. The character Harry Angstrom " Rabbit" plays out his life in mid-america during the 50s up until recent times. Unmissable."
The Poor Mouth (Paladin Books)
The Poor Mouth (Paladin Books)
"Flann O'Brien; Brian O'Nolan: the alter-egos of one of the most wonderful comic Irish writers. A must read."
The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy (Penguin Modern Classics)
"An excellent poke of fun at the American wish to sanctify and deify all - set in the funereal services."
Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics)
Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Stick with it and you will be amply rewarded, an interesting trip around Dublin, worth reading Frank Delaneys "Joyce's Dublin" as a companion to this seminal work."
Hamlet (The New Penguin Shakespeare)
Hamlet (The New Penguin Shakespeare)
"In my opinion the best tragedy by Shakespeare, you must see this in action."
The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue: "The Country Girls", " The Lonely Girl", "Girls in Their Married Bliss"
The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue: "The Country Girls", " The Lonely Girl", "Girls in Their Married Bliss"
"stories of coming of age, maturity, sexuality and of the mores of the Irish."
Heart Of Darkness
Heart Of Darkness
"Just read it -brilliant- what Apocolype Now was based upon."
Foucault's Pendulum
Foucault's Pendulum
"A wonderful "who dunnit" with intelect, numerology and mathematical puzzles."
In Between the Sheets
In Between the Sheets
"The book of short stories that brought Ian McEwan to the public notice. Enthralling and uncompromising."
Tara Road
Tara Road
"I only read this at my wife's request and was delighted with the storytelling of Maeve Binchy."
The Third Inspector Morse Omnibus: "Last Bus to Woodstock", "Wench is Dead", "Jewel That Was Ours"
The Third Inspector Morse Omnibus: "Last Bus to Woodstock", "Wench is Dead", "Jewel That Was Ours"
"A third omnibus of the intriguing Inspector Morse mysteries. Comforstable and readable."
Wheels Of Terror :
Wheels Of Terror :
"Hassel is accused of sympathising with the nazi's, howver his novels are a challenging fiction of the story from the german soldier perspective. Wheels of Terror follows the Panzer Squadron."
The Bluest Eye
The Bluest Eye
"You must read this prosaic tale of young black children growing in poverty, abuse and despair. Yet it is an aspirational tale."
A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell To Arms
"Hemmingway at his best, full of pathos and angst, a wonderful read."
The Trial (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Trial (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Stripping Identity, the totalitarian state rules over all, without reason, without question. A nightmare journey."
Greek Myths
Greek Myths
"If you ever wondered how the ancients believed and adapted their gods, then this is the reference text. Surprisingly facinating."
The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes
The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes
""Ah my Dear Watson", find yourself transported to Victorian London and in the midst of mytery and master criminals. Excellent narration with the master sleuth."