A Few of Steve's Favorite Books

A Listmania! list by SRT "udadoo" (New York)
The list author says: "Just a few of my favorite books off the top of my head. You won't find much classic literature, which I do love, but maybe another list is required for that. Also, please check out my seperate lists for science fiction/fantasy"
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: A Novel
1.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: A Novel by Michael Chabon
The list author says:
  "Anyone can love this book but it sure helps if you have an interest in the Golden Age of comic books"
$24.31   Used & New from: $1.11
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American Tabloid
2.  American Tabloid by James Ellroy
The list author says:
  "Thrilling tale of the American underworld from the late 50's to the assassination of Kennedy.  Fiction of course....or is it?"
$12.93   Used & New from: $0.14
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)

Battle Royale
3.  Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
The list author says:
  "A Japanese school class is taken captive and forced to fight in the Battle Royale, a brutal free for all that will leave only one student standing"
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Beloved (Everyman's Library)
4.  Beloved (Everyman's Library) by Toni Morrison
The list author says:
  "Deserves all it's praise.  Powerful stuff and easily one of the best American novels of the last 25 years"
$17.52   Used & New from: $3.19
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (966 customer reviews)

Boy's Life
5.  Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon
The list author says:
  "Coming of age story.  McCammon has so many quality books"
$13.72   Used & New from: $1.38
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (755 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Cider House Rules: A Novel (Modern Library)
6.  The Cider House Rules: A Novel (Modern Library) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Irving always tells a great yarn"
$15.56   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (685 customer reviews)

A Clockwork Orange
7.  A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The list author says:
  "Fascinating.  A rare case where the movie and the book on which it's based are both classics.  Love how Burgess experiments with language"
$8.44   Used & New from: $2.33
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (964 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Four Novels and Four Short Story Collections in One Volume
8.  The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Four Novels and Four Short Story Collections in One Volume by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The list author says:
  "All of Sherlock Holmes mysteries in one tidy package.  Classic"
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A Confederacy of Dunces
9.  A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The list author says:
  "Brilliant comedy novel that I only recently read for the first time"
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
10.  The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
The list author says:
  "Amazing story of the events that transpired during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Almost hard to believe it's not fiction"
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The Godfather
11.  The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The list author says:
  "I don't find this to be that well written but if you love the movies (as I do) you will find it irresistible"
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I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage International)
12.  I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage International) by Robert Graves
The list author says:
  "Fictional autobiography that will have you turning the pages late at night.  Gripping and lots of fun"
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Jitterbug Perfume
13.  Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
The list author says:
  "My favorite Robbins book.  Almost epic in scale with a great bunch of characters"
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The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
14.  The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy) by Michael Shaara
The list author says:
  "Even if you think you know everything there is to know about the Civil War you will absolutely love this book.  This is no boring scholarly thing either.  The historical figures are fully realized and it is totally gripping even if we all know how Gettysburg turned out"
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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
15.  Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
The list author says:
  "A coming of age story featuring....Jesus"
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel
16.  Lonesome Dove: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
The list author says:
  "One of the greatest western novels ever.  Even if you enjoyed the miniseries this is well worth reading"
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Money
17.  Money by Martin Amis
The list author says:
  "It's the 80's and John Self eats, drinks, smokes and sexes way too much.  What would you expect from a novel taking place in the decade of excess"
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
18.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The list author says:
  "The individual vs "the machine" as McMurphy and the Big Nurse do battle for the souls of the men in a mental institution.  Impossible to read this and not see the cast of the movie"
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The Pillars of the Earth (Deluxe Edition) (Oprah's Book Club)
19.  The Pillars of the Earth (Deluxe Edition) (Oprah's Book Club) by Ken Follett
The list author says:
  "A fantastic historical fiction that has loads of excitement too.  Read this so long ago and the book has such a following now"
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Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
20.  Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil
The list author says:
  "If you have an interest in the classic era of punk you will probably love this book even if some of it will not be entirely new to you"
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Portnoy's Complaint
21.  Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
The list author says:
  "Hilarious"
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A Prayer for Owen Meany (Modern Library)
22.  A Prayer for Owen Meany (Modern Library) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "I like Irving and this book, however, how this book has come to be his most highly regarded is really strange"
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Red Dragon
23.  Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
The list author says:
  "In my opinion even better then Silence of the Lambs"
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The Right Stuff
24.  The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
The list author says:
  "Wonderful story of the American manned space program from Chuck Yeager through Gemini"
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend
25.  Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
The list author says:
  "The little horse that could.  I don't know crap about horseracing and still loved this book deeply"
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Shogun
26.  Shogun by James Clavell
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite books ever.  Never have I been so captured by a novel."
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
27.  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "Probably Murakami's best.  Bizarre events, strange characters and meaning that is always just out of reach"
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Wiseguy
28.  Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi
The list author says:
  "The life of mobster Henry Hill.  Of course this was the basis for Scorcese's fantastic film"
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The World According to Garp (Modern Library)
29.  The World According to Garp (Modern Library) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "John Irving classic"
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