Hard Life in the City

A Listmania! list by Tim Lieder "Founder of Dybbuk Press" (New York, NY)
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The list author says: "The city. It's weird and strange and full of people that you love and hate and don't know and cultures that you diligently ignore because you really don't know how to begin. So these are books about cities and city dwellers."
Luna Park
1.  Luna Park by Kevin Baker
The list author says:
  "Coney Island is usually depicted as a candy coated drug infested wasteland. This makes it even more so."
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The City: A Global History (Modern Library Chronicles)
2.  The City: A Global History (Modern Library Chronicles) by Joel Kotkin
$13.16   Used & New from: $0.85
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

The City & The City (Random House Reader's Circle)
3.  The City & The City (Random House Reader's Circle) by China Miéville
The list author says:
  "Possibly the best depiction of living in New York that I've ever found (although in the New York it's actually the city and the city and the city and the city and the city and the...ad infinitum)"
$11.00   Used & New from: $3.54
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

City
4.  City by Clifford D. Simak
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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The Devil in the White City:  Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
5.  The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
The list author says:
  "Even fake cities are kind of dangerous."
$11.48   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,532 customer reviews)

Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy
6.  Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy by Ellen Datlow
$15.28   Used & New from: $0.35
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

City of Thieves: A Novel
7.  City of Thieves: A Novel by David Benioff
Used & New from: $2.24
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (830 customer reviews)

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City of Bones (Harry Bosch)
8.  City of Bones (Harry Bosch) by Michael Connelly
$15.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (515 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sex and the City
9.  Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
The list author says:
  "Think of the city as a candy coated playground for the permanently superficial."
$5.60   Used & New from: $0.01
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Tales of the City: A Novel (P.S.)
10.  Tales of the City: A Novel (P.S.) by Armistead Maupin
The list author says:
  "Think of the city as a...except with gay dudes in 1970s San Francisco there's a grim undercurrent that the author never intended."
$11.18   Used & New from: $0.03
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Tabloid City: A Novel
11.  Tabloid City: A Novel by Pete Hamill
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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The Savage City
12.  The Savage City by T. J. English
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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A Tale of Two Cities (Qualitas Classics) (Qualitas Classics. Fireside)
13.  A Tale of Two Cities (Qualitas Classics) (Qualitas Classics. Fireside) by Charles Dickens
$11.95   Used & New from: $1.88
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (704 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Invisible Cities
14.  Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
$9.23   Used & New from: $2.79
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)

God Laughs When You Die
15.  God Laughs When You Die by Michael Boatman
The list author says:
  "Tales of urban decay in Chicago and Los Angeles and Washington DC (complete with demons doing bad things to the Washington Monument)"
$11.48   Used & New from: $4.24
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The City of Falling Angels
16.  The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Mr. Vertigo
17.  Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster
$12.72   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Palimpsest
18.  Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente
$12.37   Used & New from: $2.73
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

BADASS HORROR
19.  BADASS HORROR by Michael Hemmingson
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  "Tough guy fiction."
$11.48   Used & New from: $2.21
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The New York Trilogy (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
20.  The New York Trilogy (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Paul Auster
$12.75   Used & New from: $0.59
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

This Other Eden
21.  This Other Eden by Michael Hemmingson
$11.48   Used & New from: $5.71
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Farewell, My Lovely
22.  Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
$11.98   Used & New from: $0.62
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Chronic City (Vintage Contemporaries)
23.  Chronic City (Vintage Contemporaries) by Jonathan Lethem
$13.01   Used & New from: $0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window (Everyman's Library)
24.  The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window (Everyman's Library) by Raymond Chandler
$21.47   Used & New from: $8.68
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Grifters
25.  The Grifters by Jim Thompson
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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The Big Bow Mystery
26.  The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill
The list author says:
  "It's supposedly a murder mystery but most of it is about urban London in the Victorian era."
$11.18   Used & New from: $2.45
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Dashiell Hammett Complete Novels: Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man (Library of America #110)
27.  Dashiell Hammett Complete Novels: Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man (Library of America #110) by Dashiell Hammett
$24.63   Used & New from: $11.96
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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