2008

A Listmania! list by g.
The list author says: "ACK, my list is too long. Also read The Thin Man by Hammett, The Dain Curse by Hammett, Christine Falls by Benjamin Black, and Slan by A. E. Van Vogt."
The Gathering
1.  The Gathering by Anne Enright
The list author says:
  "Not as good as I thought it would be--sort of drags on after a while, and is altogether too self-conscious in its attempts towards lyricism. OK, though."
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Murder In The Museum
2.  Murder In The Museum by Simon Brett
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  "An entertaining mystery."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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The Amateur Marriage: A Novel
3.  The Amateur Marriage: A Novel by Anne Tyler
The list author says:
  "Not great literature, but entertaining. A devastating look at a wholly mismatched couple."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)

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The Brothers Karamazov
4.  The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The list author says:
  "This is one of the best novels ever written. Excellent, excellent. I'm surprised it took me so long to get to it."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (346 customer reviews)

The Rings of Saturn
5.  The Rings of Saturn by Winfried Georg Sebald
The list author says:
  "Reread. This is one of my favorite books--ever. It's elegant, thought-provoking, evocative, interesting, and profoundly moving."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Death in Venice
6.  Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
The list author says:
  "One of those books that makes you cringe but relentlessly keeps you turning the pages. Very good, my first Mann."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

The Ice Palace (Peter Owen Modern Classics)
7.  The Ice Palace (Peter Owen Modern Classics) by Tarjei Vesaas
The list author says:
  "This is quite touching. There's a scene that completely devastated me, though."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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The Fly-Truffler: A Novel
8.  The Fly-Truffler: A Novel by Gustaf Sobin
The list author says:
  "This is a lovely little novel (Karamazov put me off long works for a while). It's deeply resonant."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Road
9.  The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "I'd avoided this novel because it looked "depressing." And it is, except that it's also absolutely fascinating and heart-wrenching, not to mention terrifying."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,703 customer reviews) | 63 customer discussions

A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland
10.  A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland by Rebecca Solnit
The list author says:
  "The introduction was sort of cliched, but I have high hopes for this one..."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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An Imaginary Life
11.  An Imaginary Life by David Malouf
The list author says:
  "Very good, powerful."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

The Talisman
12.  The Talisman by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "Fun."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (648 customer reviews)

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The Three-Arched Bridge
13.  The Three-Arched Bridge by Ismail Kadare
The list author says:
  "Good, not stellar."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Still Life With Insects (A Graywolf Discovery)
14.  Still Life With Insects (A Graywolf Discovery) by Brian Kiteley
The list author says:
  "Interesting, thought-provoking."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Jaguars and Electric Eels (Penguin Great Journeys)
15.  Jaguars and Electric Eels (Penguin Great Journeys) by Alexander von Humboldt
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Aunt Safiyya and the Monastery: A Novel (Literature of the Middle East)
16.  Aunt Safiyya and the Monastery: A Novel (Literature of the Middle East) by Bahāʾ Ṭāhir
The list author says:
  "Moving novella."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie (Perennial Classics)
17.  Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie (Perennial Classics) by Lincoln Colcord
The list author says:
  "This is a fantastic novel, heartbreaking and compelling. Up there with "Beyond the Bedroom Wall," "Angle of Repose," and "Dancing at the Rascal Fair.""
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories
18.  No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July
The list author says:
  "Interesting collection, characters. Unexpectedly uncomfortable at times, but not in a bad way."
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The Big Sleep (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
19.  The Big Sleep (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Raymond Chandler
The list author says:
  "Very good."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (337 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
20.  Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
The list author says:
  "Incredibly engaging and exciting."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,099 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Fire in the Blood (Vintage International)
21.  Fire in the Blood (Vintage International) by Sandra Smith
The list author says:
  "This is a wonderful novel. Her writing is vivid, her insights wise."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

A High Wind in Jamaica (New York Review Books Classics)
22.  A High Wind in Jamaica (New York Review Books Classics) by Richard Arthur Warren Hughes
The list author says:
  "What a weird book. Dense and yet a quick read. Horrifying in ways similar to Atonement and Lord of the Flies in terms of children's psychology--more specifically, adult misinterpretation of it."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story (New York Review Books Classics)
23.  The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story (New York Review Books Classics) by Glenway Wescott
The list author says:
  "An interesting look at a marriage from the outside--how love affects people around it, what you might project onto it. Very short."
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Cotton Comes to Harlem
24.  Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes
The list author says:
  "This is a fun read--at times hysterical and suspenseful. An interesting illustration of the racial climate of the era, too."
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Angle of Repose (Penguin Classics)
25.  Angle of Repose (Penguin Classics) by Wallace Stegner
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  "Reread."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (344 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Strangers on a Train
26.  Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Maigret and the Toy Village
27.  Maigret and the Toy Village by Georges Simenon
The list author says:
  "Charming!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Bestiary
28.  The Bestiary by Nicholas Christopher
The list author says:
  "Charming literary thriller, similar to A. S. Byatt. Fun references to imaginary, mythical creatures. Nothing groundbreaking, but a fun read."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Maigret Sets A Trap (Maigret Mystery Series)
29.  Maigret Sets A Trap (Maigret Mystery Series) by Georges Simenon
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The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
30.  The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Susan Orlean
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Oxford World's Classics)
31.  Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Oxford World's Classics) by Edwin A. Abbott
The list author says:
  "This is the kind of book that I should like, but I intensely don't."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (446 customer reviews)

Shopgirl: A Novella
32.  Shopgirl: A Novella by Steve Martin
The list author says:
  "A really sweet story. The omniscient narrator frequently psychologizes, but in a compassionate and interesting way. Moments of recognition, cringing--signs that Martin's gotten some stuff (uncomfortably) right."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (488 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
33.  Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman
The list author says:
  "So much fun!"
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Kitchen (A Black cat book)
34.  Kitchen (A Black cat book) by Banana Yoshimoto
The list author says:
  "Deceptively simple, but ends up being quite memorable and emotionally powerful. Deals with loss, survival, and human connections."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
35.  Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Regeneration
36.  Regeneration by Pat Barker
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Comfort Woman
37.  Comfort Woman by Nora Okja Keller
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Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object
38.  Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object by Laurie Colwin
The list author says:
  "Sweet, short, girly book. I was quite moved by it."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Later, at the Bar: A Novel in Stories
39.  Later, at the Bar: A Novel in Stories by Rebecca Barry
The list author says:
  "I love, love, love this book."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Now in November
40.  Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson
The list author says:
  "Sweet, sad, shorter book. Old Pulitzer Prize winner."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Realistic ? 5 Aug 11, 2014
Why didn't the author tell us what apocalyptic event took place? 32 Aug 11, 2014
Why didn't the man and boy stay in the bunker? 21 Aug 11, 2014
Where does the story take place? 15 Aug 11, 2014
Do you think this book is appropriate for young teenagers (9th graders)? 6 Mar 13, 2014
Ely 0 Aug 15, 2013
could sabermetrics work for football 1 Mar 12, 2012
New Chandler-like Stuff... 3 Oct 5, 2011
Where can you find books as original or witty as Chandler's? 3 Jan 16, 2011
Rag Ball? 0 Jan 2, 2011
Giants in the Earth 0 Apr 19, 2009
The Birthmark 0 Mar 23, 2009
 
   

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