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Old 25-05-2014, 11:37
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For me it has to be:

Dracula - Bram Stoker
Emma - Jane Austen
The Dead Zone - Stephen King
Dead famous - Ben Elton
The earliest of Patricia Cornwell (hated it when she started writing in the present tense).
Latest favourite Gods Inc - Sarah King
Most of the early James Patterson
Currently reading The Lie of you by Jane Lythell and thoroughly enjoying it. http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Lie-You-...the+lie+of+you
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Old 25-05-2014, 13:16
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The Martha Quest series by Doris Lessing
DH Lawrence's three novel arc: Sons and Lovers/The Rainbow/Women In Love
Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited
Daphne Du Maurier - Rebecca
Joseph Heller - Catch 22
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls
Norton Juster - The Phantom Tollbooth
John Kennedy Toole - Confederacy of Dunces
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Old 25-05-2014, 14:02
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The Martha Quest series by Doris Lessing
DH Lawrence's three novel arc: Sons and Lovers/The Rainbow/Women In Love
Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited
Daphne Du Maurier - Rebecca
Joseph Heller - Catch 22
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls
Norton Juster - The Phantom Tollbooth
John Kennedy Toole - Confederacy of Dunces
Ooh, the Phantom Tollbooth sounds interesting. Will go and look that one up. Thanks
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Old 25-05-2014, 14:18
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Persuasion - Jane Austen (one of the most moving books I've ever read)
Wives and Daughters - Elizabeth Gaskell (a book that wonderfully captures life in a provincial town in Victorian times)
Atonement - Ian McEwan (so well-written and compelling - a twist I didn't see coming)
Matilda - Roald Dahl (I read this when I was 10 and became a reader for life)
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (A book with so many layers - romance, horror, thriller and mystery - it's brilliant!)
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Old 25-05-2014, 14:46
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Into the Blue by Robert Goddard
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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Old 25-05-2014, 14:50
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Impossible question. It changes almost daily. Off the top of my head.

Crime and Punishment.
The count of Monte Cristo
Down and out in Paris and London
Portrait of a Lady
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides(sp?)

I know I'm missing loads, A Tale Of Two Cities, an Outcast Of the Islands, the name of the rose, the general in his labyrinth, Germinal, euganie grandet...

I'll stop now.
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Old 25-05-2014, 14:54
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Withering heights, forgot that.
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Old 25-05-2014, 15:15
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I'll have changed my mind by tomorrow, and have probably missed out loads, but here goes,

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Game of Thrones series by George R R Martin
The Lord of the Rings J R R Tolkein
The Inheritors by William Golding
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Old 25-05-2014, 15:30
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"Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier
"Jamaica Inn" by Daphne Du Maurier
"Chase The Wind" by E.V Thompson
"Demelza" by Winston Graham
"Cold Comfort Farm" by Stella Gibbons
"Rosemary's Baby" by Ira Levin
"The L Shaped Room" by Lynne Reid Banks
"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens
"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
"Larkrise To Candleford- a trilogy" by Flora Thompson
"Pussy's Bow" by Neal Drinnan
"Animal Farm" by George Orwell
"Tropic Of Cancer" by Henry Miller
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Old 25-05-2014, 15:31
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Withering heights, forgot that.
Oh yes, me too. I studied Wuthering Heights for A level.
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Old 25-05-2014, 15:36
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Oh yes, me too. I studied Wuthering Heights for A level.
Lucky you. They wouldn't let me do lit A-level. There was no dyslexia back then, you sat at the back with raffia.
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Old 25-05-2014, 16:13
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Lucky you. They wouldn't let me do lit A-level. There was no dyslexia back then, you sat at the back with raffia.
I have a son with dyslexia. It's still very hard.
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Old 25-05-2014, 17:17
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Down and Out In Paris and London
Junky
In Cold Blood
The Count Of Monte Cristo
On The Road
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Old 25-05-2014, 17:44
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Down and Out In Paris and London
Junky
In Cold Blood
The Count Of Monte Cristo
On The Road
In Cold Blood - that's another of my favourites I missed.
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Old 25-05-2014, 17:50
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I'll have changed my mind by tomorrow, and have probably missed out loads, but here goes,

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Game of Thrones series by George R R Martin
The Lord of the Rings J R R Tolkein
The Inheritors by William Golding
I just finished Neverwhere, it was great.

I need to think my list through for definitiveness
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Old 25-05-2014, 23:19
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Ahabs Wife Sena Naslund
Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
A handful of dust Evelyn Waugh



oh and Catcher in the Rye
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Old 26-05-2014, 15:56
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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold is my favourite book of all time.

The film version was a joke. Some books just shouldn't be adapted to the screen.
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Old 26-05-2014, 16:27
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Daphne Du Maurier - Rebecca
Persuasion - Jane Austen (one of the most moving books I've ever read)
Wives and Daughters - Elizabeth Gaskell (a book that wonderfully captures life in a provincial town in Victorian times)
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (A book with so many layers - romance, horror, thriller and mystery - it's brilliant!)
"Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier
"Cold Comfort Farm" by Stella Gibbons
Definitely agree about all these! Cold Comfort Farm is a masterpiece (and Flora Poste is my favourite character in fiction ever, I think.) Persuasion is one of the most perfect books ever.

I'd add:
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy. I love how beautiful the language is, the words are just stunningly beautiful, and the plot flashes backwards and forwards, gradually leading to a horrible tragedy that creeps up ominously and painfully.

The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje.
Slaughterhouse V - Kurt Vonnegut.
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Old 27-05-2014, 15:24
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In no particular order:

A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Blindness - Jose Saramago
Never let me go - Kazuo Ishiguro
Atomised - Michel Houllebec
Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey
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Old 27-05-2014, 21:14
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The Count of Monte Cristo is my favourite book of all time and I'm due a reread very shortly.

Other favourites are The Book Thief and Karen Marie Monings Fever series.
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Old 28-05-2014, 14:08
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Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope
The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Jude the Obscure - Hardy
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby
Stick it Up Your Punter - Chippendale and Horrie
Gladstone -Roy Roy Jenkins
Seasons in the Sun - Dominic Sandbrook
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
The 100 yr old Man who Climbed Out of The Window and Dissapeared
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Old 30-05-2014, 12:44
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Some fab books listed so far. Some I'd forgotten I'd read. Might have to read some of them again.
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Old 30-05-2014, 14:18
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Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
1984 - George Orwell
Brixton Beach - Roma Tearne
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Old 30-05-2014, 15:39
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Eva Luna - Isabel Allende
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood.
Woman at Point Zero - Nawal El Saadawi
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Old 03-06-2014, 18:06
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I always enjoying reading posts like this and seeing what people choose. Here are some of my favourites -

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Susanna Clarke
The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair Joel Dicker (a very recent read but it's the best crime novel I've read, a real page-turner)
[IThe Lord of the Rings][/i] J.R.Tolkein

There are many more but have tried to put a few ones down here that I haven't seen in other lists so far.
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