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K-Pax
1.  K-Pax by Gene Brewer
The list author says:
  "The first book I ever read, (by myself). From page 1 it was incredibly interestering and continued like that right to the end. A great start to many more books I would later love."
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Slaughterhouse-Five
2.  Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "Oh man, this book was so beautiful and tied together so well in the end.  My favorite book by my favorite author, and it doesn't get any better then that."
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Catch Me If You Can
3.  Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
The list author says:
  "Whoa... Abagnale has excellent writing skill. It was so fast paced and moving that I finished it in less then a week. Shortest time it ever took me to read a book."
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Mother Night: A Novel
4.  Mother Night: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "Sensational story of war and love.  A fine read, if I do say so myself.."
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Breakfast of Champions: A Novel
5.  Breakfast of Champions: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "Bizzare! Strange! Lovely! Erotic! Beautiful! Fast paced! Brilliant! Spectacular! Great! Perplexing!!!!"
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Cat's Cradle: A Novel
6.  Cat's Cradle: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "Best ending of all time! Only Vonnegut could mix science fiction, romance, religion, war, drama, and comedy into a book and make it so perfect.  It's like Star Wars meets Citizen Kane... To me it was."
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Big Trouble
7.  Big Trouble by Dave Barry
The list author says:
  "Holy cow, this was funny.  During school assembly's I'd read this instead of pay attention to the principal. It was worth getting in trouble for..."
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The Sirens of Titan: A Novel
8.  The Sirens of Titan: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy. This is quite possibly my favorite book. I have never felt so emotionally affected, then at the end of this epic love story. It is mathematically perfect, and great."
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Psycho
9.  Psycho by Robert Bloch
The list author says:
  "I read this at the end of a long road trip, and I've never been the same.  What an awesome book in every way.  Norman loves his mother...but maybe a little too much."
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The Fourth Hand
10.  The Fourth Hand by John Irving
The list author says:
  "This book took me almost a year to read, but it wasn't because I didn't like it. Also, I heard this wasn't one of Irving's best, but I really enjoyed it."
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The Catcher in the Rye
11.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "This reminded me of "2001: A Space Odyssey".  A film where nothing much happens but at the end of it you feel you've witnessed something amazing.  I felt the same way here.  And I love both!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,042 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

Dream Story (Green Integer)
12.  Dream Story (Green Integer) by Arthur Schnitzler
The list author says:
  "Very interesting story which was very short, but very erotic as well."
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Stargirl
13.  Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The list author says:
  "I loved "Stargirl"! Best book I've read in a real REAL long time. Beautiful love story thats not really about the title character."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,215 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

To Kill a Mockingbird
14.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The list author says:
  "Truly wonderful. I haven't seen the film, but I defintely will soon. An awesome book with so much heart."
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Ellen Foster
15.  Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed it as something I had to read for school. And this is the first "real" book I've read in years, but I'm going to read something more dark after this: hopefully "Frankenstein". Anyways, it was sweet, and I was really sad because there's a few instances that might make it seem that Ellen isn't "truly" happy by story's end. Seemed to me anyway. I hope I'm wrong."
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Frankenstein (Penguin Classics)
16.  Frankenstein (Penguin Classics) by Mary Shelley
The list author says:
  "Very beautiful. It is the definitive version, too me, of the "Frankenstein" story, and in my opinion was an excellent novel. Yet I noticed there was no "lightning-animation" scene or exactly a "Bride of Frankenstein-revival" sequence near the climax. Yet it seems to be untouched by this in a great way because the story needs no background explanation or character motivations. I liked this a lot!"
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The 158-Pound Marriage (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
17.  The 158-Pound Marriage (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Oh so sweet. It's so amusing and humorous, and at moments you may despise characters, like "Severin" or "Utch" later on, but I found myself wanting to sit & talk with them cozied up near a fire. What sexy adventures they had. Oh, it was wonderful! And it wasn't about characters obtaining a goal, no it was just about "characters" with all their love, hate, and lust for each other. Oh so Sweet."
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Deadeye Dick: A Novel
18.  Deadeye Dick: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "It's a novel about making a horrible mistake, becoming a hermit, perhaps thinking one day near the of it that you might have loved someone maybe just a little and witnessing the bizzare things people do, as well as seeing them die. It's not my favorite Vonnegut, and won't be,  but I liked it, and it'll grow on me. Here's to the 6th!"
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
19.  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "So the Wizard is Wicked and not the Witch. I thought this was a very nice book, totally epic in scope but the pseudo-Shakspearean writing style was annoying at moments and I wish the ending would've veered into the movie and not the book cause the film's ending is so much better. Anyway I enjoyed it very much. It was quite cool."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,450 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Still Me: With a New Afterword for this Edition
20.  Still Me: With a New Afterword for this Edition by Christopher Reeve
The list author says:
  "This was such a hard book to swallow cause I understand it perfectly. You gotta live in the moment. It's fantastic Chris' family was so great to him, and his life was so active (even in the end). I enjoyed Chris' biography. I've seen the same sort of challenge. A hero is someone who in spite of everything overcomes the obstacles."
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Hannibal
21.  Hannibal by Thomas Harris
The list author says:
  "Okay so now it's the longest book I've ever read (so far). I'm really on a leaning scale here. It was good, like a 7 out of 10, but I really don't if the ending works. The book was more technical than the movie, but there's plus sides to both, and neither was scary. I did enjoy the scene where her father "comes back" however. Anyway, all I know is I'm done with Hannibal Lecter for awhile."
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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
22.  The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "Before this I reread "The Sirens of Titan", and cosmically remembered nearly every scene of the book. I picked my copy of "Tom" up years ago cause I remembered thinking the cover was cool. And today I finished my first King book. I'm impressed. I liked it. It was strangely quite scary for me and comic. Poor little girl gets lost in the woods, has to swing it out with the evils inside... Good."
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
23.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The list author says:
  "Wonderful escape! This really should be a movie, but not written by Chabon. Those are run-on sentences my friend! And explain the golem! But still diabolically sad and interesting. I won't read another Chabon. But I will remember this one!"
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Bluebeard: A Novel (Delta Fiction)
24.  Bluebeard: A Novel (Delta Fiction) by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "A painter's life told by Kurt Vonnegut, is different entirely. He makes you want to look closely at abstract expressionism, really "nothing" on a canvas, which is how Rabo considered himself. Tell about a life lived in funny coincidences and situations. There's no way to put it, but that's a painter's life. And it can be so good, maybe you'd want to paint a little yourself afterwards!"
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Venus in Furs
25.  Venus in Furs by Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch
The list author says:
  "Surprise, this wasn't revealing. Halfway through it, I called up my friend who'd bought me the book and told her nothing serious had happened yet. And she said maybe it just alludes to "slavery" and kinky stuff. Quite right. A very tiny cat & mouse game that's ended wrong. Good not great."
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Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
26.  Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice
The list author says:
  "The movie really hit this nail on the head. They're very similar the two of them, but with some differences i.e. Lestat's appearance in the theatre, Vampires in Transylvania, and Babette. But I enjoyed both thoroughly. Can't wait to get around to "The Vampire Lestat", something that inspired Elton John."
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Valley of the Dolls
27.  Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
The list author says:
  "Mighty tough for three girls to swallow back so much booze, boys, and dolls. This is totally a chick flick, but still it surpasses all the rest by intelligence and scope. I thought it was tragic (and it entertained me) the way that all three girls started down their spirals. Quite a surprisingly great book!"
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Son of a Witch
28.  Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "Son Of A Witch was good I must admit but it wasn't as good as "Wicked". Though, I think it's got that Empire Strikes Back cliffhanger about it, where you wanna know more so you feel a little jipped at the end. Liir seems to be an undiscovered character still. He won't mean anything until he finally completes his goal. Maybe he does in "A Lion Among Men". Hopefully. Still good though."
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A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, Book 3)
29.  A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, Book 3) by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  ""Lion" is a very small story compared to it's siblings. And still the 3rd book in has not given many more answers to all the questions. Is the Witch coming back? What happened to Liir? Now it's produced even more ideas with it's nice but small ending. I hope Mr. Maguire writes another and answers these and the lot of inquiries I have. Cause assuredly, if he does, I'll be back to find them out."
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Peter Pan (Aladdin Classics)
30.  Peter Pan (Aladdin Classics) by J.M. Barrie
The list author says:
  "What I never knew was how perverse the ending of this book is. Peter Pan really is a tragic figure, it's seems repeated to do everything over and over. In all though, I found the book really funny for it's characterization of children. Tootles was hilarious. But I guess thats why "Peter Pan Syndrome" is such a nasty thing. So tragic. But anyways, I still thought "Hook" was better."
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Slapstick or Lonesome No More!: A Novel
31.  Slapstick or Lonesome No More!: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  ""Slapstick" made me happy and disappointed. Why? I don't know. I think like "Deadeye Dick" I'll have to read this twice to really get it. But that doesn't alarm me. Even when Vonnegut disappoints (which is rare) I'm still filled with a satisfied disappointment."
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Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare: Book 1 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan)
32.  Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare: Book 1 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan) by Andrew Stanway
The list author says:
  "My gf gave me this book to read and having just finished it seconds ago, I feel it was a good choice. Now I'm kind of excited to see what they'll do with the movie. And btw this was the first novel to actually make my heart pound. The scene where he steals Madam Octa and where she crawls onto his mouth. Yikes! Heart wrenching stuff. I think I'll have to read the others sometime soon..."
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Phule's Company (Legend books)
33.  Phule's Company (Legend books) by Robert Asprin
The list author says:
  "Surprisingly smart. I found it unique that most of the book was set in a hotel, and also that the entire read was devoid of any actual battles. But that's not to say I didn't like "Phule's Company". It was a good read. The captain was an especially clever character."
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Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1)
34.  Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1) by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "Dune is a masterpiece. You are completely submerged in it's hero's journey, even if the language and world of Arrakis are a little heavy-handed and hard to understand sometimes. And though the sandy dunes of Paul Atreides new world are entertaining and beautiful as described, I would never ever want to step on that sand."
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Siddhartha (Enriched Classics)
35.  Siddhartha (Enriched Classics) by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "There are many lessons one can learn from reading Siddhartha, and one I've always known myself, that this book describes beautifully, is that you can't learn from teachers fully, you must discover things for yourself if ever you want to change things in your life, or understand something completely. Siddhartha is simple yet astounding. A great, brief read."
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The Moviegoer
36.  The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
The list author says:
  "Binx Bolling: Aimless yet somehow guided through his life. A strange, existential novel that was almost hard for me to understand at some points. I don't think "The Moviegoer" is profound in any way, although there was something small I found interesting about it, even if my senses were dulled by the unadventurous plot."
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Couples: A Novel
37.  Couples: A Novel by John Updike
The list author says:
  "As many of us have discovered, cheating can be a terrible thing. Not only does it gnaw at the ones deceived, but those who've done the deceiving. The most invigorating part of this appealing yet somewhat tedious novel is that the villain is the only one of the couples not to cheat and the one to point out that perhaps we're all here to "humanize each other"."
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The Stone Diaries: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
38.  The Stone Diaries: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Carol Shields
The list author says:
  "A bizarre yet restrained and made-up world for a strange and sad old woman. Nice read."
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Oryx and Crake
39.  Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "Where do we go from here? The post-apocalyptic story of Snowman offers a future so coldly plausible I feel now as if I might be left isolated and frightened in dreams of "Oryx and Crake" for years to come. The triangle that encloses the main characters in creates a fascinating and tragic story, that is somewhat cruelly humorous in the same instance."
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On the Road (Penguin Classics)
40.  On the Road (Penguin Classics) by Scott Donaldson
The list author says:
  "When you're young there is the compulsion to get high, drunk, and sleep with many girls. It's not about getting old either. It's about the moments now (cause when you're old it's all about the hours), fast as they are, twisting you into heavens, and the knowledge that once you've jumped onto the road, even while denying your own future, the road is quickly disappearing behind you."
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