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A Listmania! list by W. K. Gray "cretinous layabout" (South Carolina)
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The list author says: "These are books I think are worth reading (or not), that I just happen to have read on my Kindle."
Driving on the Rim (Vintage Contemporaries)
1.  Driving on the Rim (Vintage Contemporaries) by Thomas Mcguane
The list author says:
  "Latest offering from the always remarkable, seriously under-read Thomas McGuane. Fabulous ending. Kindly country doc I. B. (Irving Berlin) Pickett is a simultaneously a man to admire and a man to shake. NOTE: As of now, you can get Something to Be Desired, Nobody's Angel, Gallatin Canyon, The Cadence of Grass and Driving on the Rim for your Kindle. When, oh when will we be able to get the rest?"
$9.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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The Outlander (P.S.)
2.  The Outlander (P.S.) by Gil Adamson
The list author says:
  "An excellent book. Also under-read, I suspect."
$9.78
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Coraline
3.  Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "A pretty good little book. The movie follows the book very closely, so it may be a one-or-the-other-not-both for you."
$5.55
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (771 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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True Grit: A Novel
4.  True Grit: A Novel by Charles Portis
The list author says:
  "After watching both movie versions (Coen Bros version was hands-down the winner for me), I did not feel over-saturated by the story, and enjoyed reading this enormously."
$6.83
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup
5.  You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup by Peter Doggett
The list author says:
  "Occasionally painful, but lovingly rendered saga of the Beatles at their nadir."
$10.23
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
6.  Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions by Christian Lander
The list author says:
  "Entirely too cutesy for my tastes. It's the same joke 150 times. Has its moments, but kind of a waste. I won't go so far as to deny that I wish I'd thought of it."
$8.54
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

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Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat
7.  Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat by Philip Jose Farmer
The list author says:
  "OK. Not my favorite, but it's aight."
$8.89
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Escape from the Deep: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II
8.  Escape from the Deep: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II by Alex Kershaw
The list author says:
  "A ripping yarn that happens to be true. What a story."
$9.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived Through It
9.  Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived Through It by Manny Lawton
The list author says:
  "Impressive, personal story from one who lived through it."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Hollywood: A Third Memoir
10.  Hollywood: A Third Memoir by Larry McMurtry
The list author says:
  "A little scattershot, as is often noted in user reviews, but not as hard to follow as some make out. It's pretty interesting."
$9.08
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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The Hunger Games
11.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The list author says:
  "A terrific yarn. Tough to put down. I think each of the follow-ups is less good than the one before, though."
$4.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22,119 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Mark Twain: A Life
12.  Mark Twain: A Life by Ron Powers
The list author says:
  "An excellent biography. Clemens' meanness towards his brother Orion is tough to take, but that isn't Powers' fault."
$1.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Life
13.  Life by Keith Richards
The list author says:
  "Three fifths interesting and even revelatory; one fifth self-serving nonsense; and one fifth BS. I'm not sure what the cleaving point between self-serving nonsense and BS is, but I know it when I see it. Pretty readable even so."
$9.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,000 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

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A Confederacy of Dunces
14.  A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The list author says:
  "I've always loved this book, and spect I always will."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,651 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Original Unabridged Version
15.  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Original Unabridged Version by Mark Twain
The list author says:
  "Hemingway was right - about this, anyway."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Richard Fariña
16.  Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Richard Fariña by David Hajdu
The list author says:
  "A pretty good assessment of this crowd, and an interesting read."
$8.89
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years
17.  Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years by Michael Shelden
The list author says:
  "Details the last four years of Twain's life. Fascinating and touching, and you'll miss the old guy when this finishes."
$14.39
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition
18.  Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "A tried and true piece of work."
$6.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,265 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Never Let Me Go
19.  Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The list author says:
  "Poignant and unsettling. Ishiguro slowly builds a sense of unease in the reader. Nicely done."
$8.56
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,051 customer reviews) | 23 customer discussions

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Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
20.  Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn
The list author says:
  "Easy to read. Sympathetic without being naive. Very much recommended."
$11.02
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)

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Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded  Age America
21.  Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America by James Green
The list author says:
  "You think corporate America cares about you? Do you think they ever did? Here's another nail in the coffin that puts that chestnut to rest. In history class in 1971 we were told about the bomb-throwing, smelly anarchists of Haymarket Square. Here's what we weren't told."
$11.84
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Hellhound On His Trail
22.  Hellhound On His Trail by Hampton Sides
The list author says:
  "A remarkable story, in which a nutbag takes out MLK, a fellow who luminesces throughout, pecadilloes and all."
$8.79
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

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Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
23.  Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides
The list author says:
  "A gripping story of a WWII rescue of a Japanese POW camp. Like Hellhound, Hampton Sides brings a pretty deft narrative hand to bear on the story."
$8.82
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (647 customer reviews)

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D-Days in the Pacific
24.  D-Days in the Pacific by Donald L. Miller
The list author says:
  "A serviceable narrative of the Pacific theatre in WWII."
$11.02
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
25.  Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke
The list author says:
  "Latest of the Dave Robichaux novels, and it's a good one."
$8.54
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (651 customer reviews)

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Blood and Thunder
26.  Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
The list author says:
  "I've liked all of Hampton Sides' books, though this one meanders a bit more than the other two I've read, which may just be part and parcel of the story he's telling. Perhaps it rambles necessarily, but Kit Carson definitely emerges as a capable and curiously honorable guy and is my preferred focus in this story. John Chivington emerges as even more contemptible than I already thought him."
$10.42
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (361 customer reviews)

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
27.  King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild
The list author says:
  "A real accounting of barbarism against the Congolese in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Thankfully, there are some real heroes in the story in opposition to the all-too-commonplace villainy."
$8.48
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (397 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
28.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The list author says:
  "Nice job of imparting a story that is incredibly far-reaching in its implications."
$7.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,328 customer reviews)

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Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz
29.  Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz by Ron Jeremy
The list author says:
  "Pretty thin material here, and it's not like I was expecting a lot."
$10.23
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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