Best surreal books of all time

A Listmania! list by CW "bean" (Minneapolis MN)
 
Siddhartha
1.  Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "The world's greatest book.  End of story."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (840 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
2.  Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
The list author says:
  "An interesting read...it made me rethink everything I know."
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
3.  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "An excellent read.  Intense and loveable, I've given copies to all my friends."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,306 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
4.  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece.  I couldn't put it down....and I don't think I've ever read anything like it."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (538 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ghostwritten
5.  Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
The list author says:
  "A study of destiny and how it steers our lives.  Remarkable!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
6.  J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "I've read this book almost twenty times!  It's spectacular."
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Harry Potter Boxset 1-4
7.  Harry Potter Boxset 1-4 by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Fun, fun, fun.  Completely satisfying stories."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (443 customer reviews)

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Watership Down
8.  Watership Down by Richard Adams
The list author says:
  "What's not to love about an adventure with rabbits as the main characters?"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,363 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classics)
9.  The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classics) by Franz Kafka
The list author says:
  "The book that started it all for me."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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Murakami Junkie 5 Feb 6, 2014
favorite LOTR character, book/chapter/part in the book and why? 1 Jun 8, 2013
Aside from Lord Of The Rings, Votes for 2nd Best Fantasy Novel(s) of all time? 8 Dec 29, 2012
What about Wicked for teens? 21 Sep 1, 2012
Kindle edition gone 6 Jun 17, 2012
Best translation? 7 Jun 7, 2012
What some fantasy novels with well developed nonhuman races 4 Apr 8, 2012
What is the appropriate age for this book? 26 Feb 13, 2012
Welcome to the Watership Down forum 9 Aug 10, 2011
Edition without spelling errors. 0 Jul 19, 2011
Does "The Hobbit" count as one of the "Lord of the Rings?" 8 Jul 8, 2011
Are Orcs Immortal? 7 Jul 8, 2011
 
   

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