My favorite books.

A Listmania! list by Jeff H. (United States)
The list author says: "These are a few books I like. I figured that if you like one or some of them, then you might like others. I wrote this list because I find other amazon lists helpful in finding new books and hope that others find mine useful as well."
Tao Te Ching
1.  Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu
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  "My favorite non-fiction book.  A bit cryptic and esoteric, but give it a chance to sink in and it will be worth your while."
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Collected Fictions
2.  Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
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  "An amazing collection of short stories by a man with a true passion for literature. Borges wrote mostly poetry, but this collection of his prose is equally as good."
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Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
3.  Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "It may be very violent and obscene in some parts, but the lyrical flow of McCarthy's prose is very unique."
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel
4.  The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel by Milan Kundera
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  "A hard book to explain.  If i were to sum it up into two words: love and philosophy."
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Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories
5.  Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories by Nahum Norbert Glatzer
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  "A writer that understood the overbearing burden of the 20th (and 21st) centuries. He is most well known for "The Metamorphosis" My favorites include: "A Hunger Artist", "In The Penal Colony", and "The Judgement"."
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The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text
6.  The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text by Franz Kafka
The list author says:
  "This is my favorite of Kafka's novels.  I would argue it is finest example of what we now call "Kafka-esque"."
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Crime And Punishment
7.  Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The list author says:
  "A must read classic for anyone, especially those with an interest in the actual concepts of "crime" and "punishment"."
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Crash: A Novel
8.  Crash: A Novel by J. G. Ballard
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  "A very bizarre and disturbing look into what could be described as, "auto-erotism"."
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Naked Lunch: The Restored Text [Paperback]
9.  Naked Lunch: The Restored Text [Paperback] by WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
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  "This book is more of an experience as opposed to a novel.  It took me a few times of reading it through to get the full picture, so don't feel stupid if you don't get it on the first try."
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The Third Policeman
10.  The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
The list author says:
  ""..a hallucinatory existential murder mystery, with footnotes."  This is what one critic calls it and frankly I can't top that, though I will add there is a lot of talk of bicycles."
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The Way of Zen
11.  The Way of Zen by Alan Watts
The list author says:
  "I've enjoyed all of the Alan Watts writings I've read, some more then others of course.  This is probably a good place to start though.  "Tao: The Watercourse Way" and "Does it matter?" are also among my favorites."
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The Grapes of Wrath
12.  The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "A very engrossing novel, I found it hard to put down.  Even if you don't sympathize with Steinbeck's political views, he separates them with the narrative as to intrude on the story."
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