Good Books You Can't Put Down

A Listmania! list by Elisa M. Green (Ankara, Turkey)
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The Rings of Saturn
1.  The Rings of Saturn by Winfried Georg Sebald
The list author says:
  "Sebald's other work is good as well"
$14.93   Used & New from: $3.38
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
2.  The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life by Tom Reiss
The list author says:
  "This author didn't really "solve" anything and his conclusions are a dissapointment, but read Kurban Said - the work of the subject of this book is great."
$11.88   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Woman's Journey
3.  A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Woman's Journey by Leila Ahmed
The list author says:
  "i love this book."
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Among the Thugs
4.  Among the Thugs by Bill Buford
The list author says:
  "Buford has a new book out, haven't read it yet, but it's probably fantastic. He was the editor of Granta for many years."
$11.31   Used & New from: $0.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War
5.  Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War by Robert Fisk
The list author says:
  "I like the pre-9/11 versions better"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Abuses
6.  Abuses by Alphonso Lingis
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Istanbul: Memories and the City
7.  Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

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Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times
8.  Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times by George Crile
The list author says:
  "this is almost too wacky to believe - but it's real! The back story to the Afghan war and the origins of the movement that developed into the Taliban."
$11.09   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)

Cities of Salt
9.  Cities of Salt by Abdelrahman Munif
$12.96   Used & New from: $1.54
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

The Mezzanine
10.  The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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House of the Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories
11.  House of the Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories by Yasunari Kawabata
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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The Travels of Mendes Pinto
12.  The Travels of Mendes Pinto by Fernao Mendes Pinto
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
13.  A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler by Jason Roberts
The list author says:
  "on my shelf, as yet unread, but looks great"
$21.51   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man: The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America
14.  Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man: The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America by John F. Kasson
$17.10   Used & New from: $3.45
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