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Sphere
Managing My Life
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
La Philosophie De Cantona
A Clockwork Orange

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I may be missing some very subtle and sophistocated humour on the part of Ganga here.
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No, look at the timings and all will become clear.
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Not like you to be making lists, ganja
Didn't see this until now. I'm messed up, ain't I Stump?
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the idiot - dostovyeski
1984 - orwell
hunger - hamsun
don quijote - cervantes
new york triology - auster

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Am I the only one to rate nice Paul Auster? I think he is brilliant.
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on a different day at a different time New York Trilogy would have been in my top five..
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I'll take five novels and five dramas.

Moby Dick
Nostromo
Zauberberg
The Master and Margarita
Le Rouge et le Noir

Macbeth
Death of a Salesman
Andorra (Max Frisch)
Die Physiker (Dürrenmatt)
Der Drache (J. Schwarz)

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Hmmm...

Joyce - Portrait of the Artist
Waugh - Brideshead Revisited
Amis - The Rachel Papers
Hollinghurst - The Line of Beauty
Austen - Pride and Prejudice

I think I'm getting very canonical in my old age.

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I rate Auster too, Belhaven. I've read quite a few of his novels, NYTrilogy and Moon Palace being my favourites, but I kind of gave up on him after the one where the narrator is a dog.

Ale, do you really rate Good as Gold, which I must say is really quite good, as Heller's best novel?

My spectacularly unoriginal top 5:

Hasek - The Good Soldier Sveijk
Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5
Orwell - 1984
Hamsun - The Growth of the Soil
Bukowski - Women

Very honourable mentions and pats on the back for Catch 22 and Don Quixote.

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Otto, I actually loved Timbuktu (the Auster novel, where the narrator is a dog), which ironically I read while in Norway - it was one of the few books my hosts had in English. But it's the only book of his I've read, so I can't compare it to his other work.
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Just to be a bit different, my 5 classic graphic novels/comics;

1. Watchmen
2. Jaka's Story (Cerebus)
3. Jimmy Corrigan
4. Neon Genesis Evangelion
5. Box Office Poison

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Ooh tricky, if you mean five novels that more than just say liking an awful lot, I think illuminate or say something that isn't said anywhere else, then it'd probably have to be these five.

Nana by Emile Zola
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
The Joke by Milan Kundera
Straight Is The Gate by Andre Gide

It'll probably change in the next five minutes, mind you.

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I didn't realise there was a Neon Genesis Evangelion comic. How does it compare to the telly series?
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Top Five Graphic Novels, including those originally published as series:

1. Watchmen
2. Batman: Year One
3. 300
4. Sin City (the first one)
5. From Hell
6. Maus
7. The Dark Knight Returns
8. Sin City (the second one)
9. Batman: The Long Halloween
10.Whiteout

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