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A Confederacy of Dunces … John Kennedy Toole

 

A Confederacy of Dunces ... John Kennedy Toole

How could I resist adding a never to be repeated bolt of excellence that came from ‘nowhere’. Smallcreep’s Day was the other choice.

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Waterland … Graham Swift

 

Waterland ... Graham Swift

It’s hard to choose which Swift. But I did it.

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The Gormenghast Trilogy … Mervyn Peake

 

The Gormenghast Trilogy ... Mervyn Peake

If you are one of those people that enjoy the sagas of Tolkien/Lewis/Davies … look no further for your next one.

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The Constant Gardener … John le Carrรฉ

 

The Constant Gardener ... John le Carrรฉ

So much more than the cold war spy stories that he is known for. Explore this one - the attention to detail and story telling just as exciting, but a radically different backdrop.

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Until I Find You … John Irving

 

Until I Find You ... John Irving

Yes - itโ€™s a John Irving novel, so bears and wrestling feature in this sprawling narrative that spans the globe and of course, a lifetime.

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Grapes of Wrath … John Steinbeck

 

Grapes of Wrath ... John Steinbeck

… or should I have chosen East of Eden? Probably - but Grapes of Wrath is a perfect choice for these times.

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Daniel Martin … John Fowles

 

Daniel Martin ... John Fowles

Top of any book list in my book(sic), Fowles has been my number one ‘go to’ author since I discovered The Magus.

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