Top 10 Fiction You Haven't Read Yet

A Listmania! list by S. B. Scott (NY, NY)
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The list author says: "There is nothing better than the surprise of finding something fantastic by an author you've never heard of. These books span the gamut of fame to obscurity in every genre, but they have one thing in common: the human element. Each book reveals the honest, and often dark, heart of humanity."
The Tin Drum
1.  The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
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  "A masterpiece of human understanding."
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The Quiet American (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
2.  The Quiet American (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Graham Greene
The list author says:
  "You may have seen the movies made from Graham Greene's books - "The Third Man", "Orient Express", and even "The Quiet American", but nothing compares to his great writing, the deep soul searching of  his characters. Of his many fantastic books, this is his best."
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And No Birds Sang (The Farley Mowat Series)
3.  And No Birds Sang (The Farley Mowat Series) by Farley Mowat
The list author says:
  "Perhaps the best war book ever written. Mowat is best known for his nature books such as "Never Cry Wolf", but this autobiographical work is by far the most haunting. What makes it all the more realistic is his de-evolution through the fires of war, one aspect that even modern books fail to portray."
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The Golem (Dedalus European Classics)
4.  The Golem (Dedalus European Classics) by Gustav Meyrink
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  "The dark dream of Prague comes to life in this fantastic fiction. Steeped in Eastern European and Jewish mysticism, this book was written at the height of European spiritualist fervor when the nature of man, god, and the other world were very much in question."
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The WASP FACTORY: A NOVEL
5.  The WASP FACTORY: A NOVEL by Iain Banks
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  "A dark little book with a shocking and satisfyingly twisted ending."
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House of Leaves
6.  House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
The list author says:
  "The most frightening book of fiction I have ever read. The author writes "No matter where you are, you'll watch yourself dismantle every assurance you ever lived by." Don't start it late at night, and don't start it if you have something else to do in the next 48 hours, because you won't do it. You'll be reading and slowly losing your mind."
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Buddha's Little Finger
7.  Buddha's Little Finger by Victor Pelevin
The list author says:
  "An interesting existential book. Even if you don't get the inside joke (I didn't, only Russians do), this is an intersting, challenging book about time travel in the mind."
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Jerusalem Fire (Signet)
8.  Jerusalem Fire (Signet) by R. M. Meluch
The list author says:
  "Although a rare and obscure science fiction book, I have re-read it nearly every year for twenty years. Each time I find something now to appreciate. Although set in outer space, the truths spoken here are universal about war, love, fame, accomplishment, religion, and empire. Star Wars is for kids. This book is better."
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The Good Earth (Enriched Classics)
9.  The Good Earth (Enriched Classics) by Pearl S. Buck
The list author says:
  "Suprisingly relevant today, it tells a universal rags to riches story and the sacrifices that come with accumulated wealth. Warning: it may deeply affect how you view the progression of your life."
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The Obscene Bird of Night (Verba Mundi)
10.  The Obscene Bird of Night (Verba Mundi) by Leonard Mades
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  "A grotesque in the ancient sense of the word, this odd book turns upside down who we think is in charge of our society."
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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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English majors 2 Jan 21, 2014
Title needed - book about a subliminal film that drives people insane 9 Nov 9, 2013
Kindle Edition 2 Nov 9, 2013
The media question 0 Jan 5, 2013
The disappearance of things 0 Jan 5, 2013
My take on Johnny, Zampano, and Pelafina.... *spoilers* 1 Jan 5, 2013
the marks on the floor around Zampano ... what were they? 8 Jan 5, 2013
House of Leaves: Why Not Publish the Book Globally?? 0 Dec 29, 2012
Can't remember the name of this book... 2 Jun 16, 2012
Book title 0 May 15, 2011
Can anyone point me in the direction of another book. 3 Jan 24, 2011
The Golem: The Truth behind the Legend 0 Feb 6, 2009
 
   

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