A Perfect 10…books

October 29th, 2005

If there is even one of these books that you haven’t read yet, viagra buy healing I envy you.

1.) To Kill A Mockingbird – If you only had one book in you…this would be the one you’d want it to be.

2.) Rose – The best book by America’s most underrated author. Martin Cruz Smith’s second Arkady Renko novel Polar Star is also absolutely phenomenal, viagra generic but I decided to limit myself to one book per author in the main section of this list.

3.) Heaven’s Prisoner – Prose so dense it may as well be poetry. James Lee Burke is a writer of mysteries, but the real mystery is why more people don’t realize he’s a national treasure.

4.) The Hobbit – The book the each part of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy wished it could be.

5.) Lord Foul’s Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever) – Technically the first book in a long series. But, if you read even one of these books, you’ll forgive me for sneaking it onto the list.

6.) A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson needs to write more…now.

7.)The Once & Future King – Royalty in book form.

8.)The Last Unicorn – Absolutely beautiful. Like moonlight on snow. Peter S. Beagle’s first book, A Fine and Private Place, is also highly recommended.

9.) The Butcher’s Theater – Completely unlike any of Kellerman’s other books.

10.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – I know…it’s too popular to be good. And yet, it’s no accident that these books are about magic.

You’ll notice this list is short on classics and non-fiction. There’s no Divine Comedy, Origin of Species, The Waste Land, etc… The classics are classics for a reason (and I love many of them), but the books I listed are ones that I never get tired of reading.

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