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The best books I've ever read

"atmanda1"
 
Beloved
Beloved
"Keeps you turning the page, way better than the Oprah film"
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon
"gripping and wierdly beautiful. You'll believe you can fly."
The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses
"The best book I have read about London. Shame Khomeni didnt get a clue."
Right As Rain
Right As Rain
"Always tough, always humane. All Pelecanos' books are tight, but this is the best of the lot."
Catch-22
Catch-22
"I laughed loudly and in public when I first read this. Then later it made me think. If this were the only one he ever wrote, it would be enough."
Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics)
Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A classic is a classic. Village life, heartbreak, the end of an era."
The Long Firm
The Long Firm
"Nice portait of the bad side of the smoke, with "psychologist" Harry Starks, head of the torture gang. Twisted."
The Intuitionist
The Intuitionist
"A gripping book about lifts. Hard to believe I know, but worth it."
Mama Day
Mama Day
"A wierd magical book about a community that kept it African in the deep South. Better than the books she is known for."
Crime and Punishment (Penguin Popular Classics)
Crime and Punishment (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Like a long dark night of the soul, only without all the fun that implies. Harrowing."
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
"Dark laughter and horny thoughts. Czech it out."
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Picador Books)
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Picador Books)
"I laughed so hard that my ribs started to ache. They also threw me off the bus."
Post Office: A Novel
Post Office: A Novel
"A good pisstake of every dead end job in the world. Makes you want to call in sick to finish it."
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
"The most uncanny book I have read. Makes you want to climb down the nearest well with a baseball bat. Only there will you be safe."
Foucault's Pendulum
Foucault's Pendulum
"wicked fun is poked at conspiracy theory merchants, cheap publishers and the occult. This was the last good book he wrote before climbing up his own bum and disappearing."
A Scanner Darkly (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
A Scanner Darkly (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"Dostoyevsky on crack, in space."