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on 2 Jan 2010 08:54

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Greatest Books I Have Read

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1. Le Grand Meaulnes - Alain-Fournier
Just wonderful. Partly coming-of-age and partly holding-on-to-youth fiction centred in rural France. The only novel written by Alain Fournier before his death during WW1.
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2. Cien anos de soledad (Contemporanea) (Spanis... - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The greatest novel ever to come out of Latin America and created a style all of its own. Gabriel Garcia Marquez must be one of the top 3 writers of the last 100 years.
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3. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
A classic anti-war novel written from a German point of view. A really excellent, timeless, book by Erich Maria Remarque.
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4. The Swallows Of Kabul - Yasmina Khadra
Yasmina Khadra is a magnificent, accessible writer, who explains, in fictionalised form, what is happening in the Islamic world. This novel deals with several characters, notably a woman, under the rule of the Taliban.
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5. The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
An excellent novel about intrigue in Barcelona, written by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
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6. The Angel's Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The magnificent sequel to "The Shadow of the Wind". Fiction at its best.

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7. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Brilliant novel by Spanish author, Yann Martel, about a boy and a tiger on a boat. Every paragraph contains great wisdom.
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8. The Horse Whisperer - Nicholas Evans
A beautifully written book by Nicholas Evans that was made into a great movie.
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9. Watership Down - Richard Adams_VI
The novel that spawned the cartoons and the hit song, "Bright Eyes". Much more than a book about rabbits.

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10. "Animal Farm" (Teach Yourself Revision Guide... - Iona MacGregor
Another of those timeless, classic novels for readers of all ages.

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11. Sophie's world: a novel about the history of... - Jostein Gaarder
A sort of easy to understand introduction to philosophy and philosophers in story format. An excellent book by Jostein Gaarder that should be in everyone's bookshelves.
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12. The General in His Labyrinth (Penguin fictio... - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Garcia Marquez's great fictionalised account of Simon Bolivar's last days as he reexamines his life.
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13. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
Firstly, John Boyne's book is much better than the film. Written in simple yet powerful language, this is a story of Auschwitz from a German child's point of view.
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14. Mila 18 - Leon Uris
A brilliant unputdownable novel about Jews in the Warsaw ghetto.
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15. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
Tom Rob Smith's first novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and is set in the horror of Stalin's Russia when crime, according to the State, was non-existent.
His sequel to "Child 44" is "The Secret Speech" and is utterly brilliant writing.
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16. Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon, Book 1) - Dan Brown_II
In my opinion better than 'The Da Vinci Code.'
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17. Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett
A great novel of Russia, with a chess slant, written by an ex-classmate of mine. With this, Ronan Bennett has proved himself to be a worldclass writer.
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18. The Bone Collector - Jeffery Deaver
The best crime thriller writer in the world gives us a superb novel and two great characters in Lincoln Rhymes and Amelia Sachs. He has written many brilliant thrillers, each with so many twists and turns, but this is still the best, I think.
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19. The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A Novel - Mohsin Hamid
By Mohsin Hamid.
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20. Trinity - Leon Uris
A grand sweeping novel of Ireland and the Irish. Just remember it is a work of fiction, nothing else.
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Some of the best books that I have read and would recommend to anyone. Only the first 5 are in order of merit.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Apr 14 22:14
I really like your comments, you make all those books sound very interesting :)
I'm going to bookmark this page in case I'm in need of inspiration ;)
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at May 22 15:28
awesome

plz add notes maybe plz check out my lists thx xxx

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