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Fave Fiction

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Fave Fiction

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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Chuck Palahniuk, author of the superb Fight Club, as well as a number of other great books. A unique voice, and the finest American author of his generation imho.

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - I first read this age 16 on a plane from Canada to England. It blew my mind. Incredible writer, hugely creative, phenomenal with language. All good.

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    Film was better IMHO

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett - I was never very interested in fantasy writing but I was finally persuaded to read AHFOS and I'm so glad I did. Turns out that Pratchett has a profound understanding of what it is to be human. This guy gets it, big time. I went on to read a bunch of his other books.

The Velveteen Rabbit - Another beautiful children's book that moves me to tears every time.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie - A beautiful children's book that moves me to tears, every time.

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. Probably my favourite book ever. Stunning.

Pavel & I - by Dan Vyleta. Superb book set in Berlin just after the second world war. I'm reading it at the moment. It's about a pimp, a midget, an urchin, a prostitute, a colonel, Pavel & I.

Irvine Welsh - Author of the brilliant "Trainspotting" and a bunch of other good stuff too. Sometimes a bit too dark for me, but other times, just dark enough.

Jo Nesbo - my favourite living Norwegian author, and spiritual successor to Stieg Larrson. The Harry Hole novels are superb.

Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange, Earthly Powers and a gazillion other terrific books. He was my favourite author when I was in my twenties. In fact, maybe it's about time I picked up one of his books again.

Lee Child, author of the compulsively readable Jack Reacher novels.