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Top 10 Novels of the 1980's

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The list author says: "The top 10 novels of the '80s, according to one man's completely subjective criteria. These are books I read years ago and still think about frequently."
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
"Ignatius J. Reilly is a character unlike any you will find in print- completely unforgettable!"
Schindler's List
Schindler's List
"Even if you have seen the movie, this is a must read."
The Sorrow of Belgium (Tusk Ivories)
The Sorrow of Belgium (Tusk Ivories)
"WWII from the perspective of a Belgium boy.  An overlooked classic."
A Prayer for Owen Meany (Modern Library)
A Prayer for Owen Meany (Modern Library)
"Another John Irving masterpiece.  Owen Meany is a tiny character with a larger than life personality who will annoy you and break your heart at the same time."
Foucault's Pendulum
Foucault's Pendulum
"The ultimate in conspiracy theories!  All of history tied up in one thick conspiratorial knot."
If Not Now, When? (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
If Not Now, When? (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
"A story of misfits banding together to survive behind the front lines of WWII.  Disturbing, graphic, yet essential."
Blood and Guts in High School: A Novel
Blood and Guts in High School: A Novel
"Be prepared.  Graphic, sexual, gross, violent, disturbing, complete with illustrations.  Growing up has never seen so troublesome."
Perfume
Perfume
"A perfume lover's obsession goes wrong in this 18th century thriller."
Winter's Tale
Winter's Tale
"An epic of magical realism set in New York City in the early 20th century."
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