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UPDATED: I asked for your favourite books for holiday - here are the suggestions. I'll winnow down to fiveish tomorrow


Game, Set and Match by Len Deighton
Carter Beats the Devil by David Glen Gold
The Curse of Chalion by Bujold McMaster
The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Curse of Chalion, fantasy by Bujold McMaster
The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
"Naïve. Super" by Erlend Loe
Lucky Jim by Joseph Conrad
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Dunnet's House of Niccolo
The Man WIthout Qualities by Robert Musil
My Last Breath by Luis Bunuel
Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Netherland by Joseph O'Neil
Ravelstein, Bellow
Union Atlantic, Haslett
Corrections, Franzen
John Fante, 'Brotherhood of the Grape'
pandaemonium, christopher brookmyre.
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
The Stars, My Destination (aka Tiger! Tiger!) by Alfred Bester
The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse
Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
The Master and Margarita, Bulgakov
Ringworld, Larry Niven
Extremely Loud & Incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Frank Herbert - Dune
Maurice Sendak -Where the Wild Things Are
Stephenson, Cryptonomicon.
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Legend of a Suicide by David Vann
James Ellroy, Black Dahlia
Jitterbug Perfume by Tim Robbins
Homicide by David Simon
Halo Jones by Alan Moore
Lanark by Alasdair Gray
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Dornford Yates' 'Berry & Co'
London Belongs To Me by Nigel Collins
Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos
Black Dogs by Ian McEwan
Emma by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Simple Genius by David Baldacci
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
Disgrace by JM Coetzee
"If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things" by John McGregor
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
The Gap Series, by Stephen R Donaldson
Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Prince of Peace by James Carroll
Naked Economics - Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan
A Smoking Dot in the Distance, Ivor Gould
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke
Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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