Books worth reading several times

A Listmania! list by Peter W. Hilsden "plendish" (Regina Canada)
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The list author says: "Every one should have a few books they can return to when they are frustrated by a string of poor book choices or just want to return to a book that reveals something new each read."
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
1.  Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
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  "The end-all of antagonists. McCarthy's best work."
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Moby-Dick (Collector's Library)
2.  Moby-Dick (Collector's Library) by Herman Melville
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  "A wonderfully structured novel. A great study of metaphor and meglomania."
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The Great Gatsby
3.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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  "The great American novel on American exceptionalism. So beautifully written it could have been a poem."
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Selected Stories, 1968-1994
4.  Selected Stories, 1968-1994 by Alice Munro
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  "Perhaps the greatest living (and most overlooked) short  story writer. Any of her collections could be here. Stories driven by nuances of character rather than twists of fate and circumstance."
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Cannery Row
5.  Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
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  "A great quick read. Perhaps the best first paragraph I have read. It seems to be a book about nothing."
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Outer Dark
6.  Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy
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  "One of McCarthy's overlooked early novels. A trinity of evil that demands notice."
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Heart of Darkness (Norton Critical Editions)
7.  Heart of Darkness (Norton Critical Editions) by Joseph Conrad
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  "This is a great journey into madness and back. Kurtz becomes the model for many subsequent villains from Hannibal Lector to Judge Holden."
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Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
8.  Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics by Gary Zukav
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  "A different approach to the study of physics. Great for those frustrated by Hawking, Green and the rest of that lot."
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A Christmas Carol
9.  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "Should be read every Christmas. We all need to be reminded of the dangers of a world with too much ignorance and want."
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The Things They Carried
10.  The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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  "A great contemporary example of the short story cycle. The best work on the Viet Nam war to date."
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Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do
11.  Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do by Studs Terkel
The list author says:
  "Studs Terkel's books are great reminders of the diversity of people and their experiences in this world. Many of his books could be here (eg The Good War, Hope Dies Last)."
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