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50 Great Books Not on Enough Lists

List of 50 great books that don't appear often enough on other lists of greats. Some are well known, others less so.
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Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
2
Lucky Jim (Kinglsey Amis)
Lucky Jim (Kinglsey Amis)
3
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
4
The Ginger Man (J.P. Donleavy)
The Ginger Man (J.P. Donleavy)
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5
The Hunters
The Hunters
6
West With the Night
West With the Night
7
Orphan Master's Son (Johnson, Adam)
Orphan Master's Son (Johnson, Adam)
8
August: Osage County (Tracy Letts)
August: Osage County (Tracy Letts)
9
Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
10
Flashman (George MacDonald Fraser)
Flashman (George MacDonald Fraser)
11
The Sellout (Paul Beatty)
The Sellout (Paul Beatty)
12
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
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13
True Grit (Charles Portis)
True Grit (Charles Portis)
14
Mash (Richard Hooker)
Mash (Richard Hooker)
15
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
16
Henderson the Rain King
Henderson the Rain King
17
Johnny Got His Gun
Johnny Got His Gun
18
The Professional (W.C. Heinz)
The Professional (W.C. Heinz)
19
The Invisible Bridge (Julie Orringer)
The Invisible Bridge (Julie Orringer)
20
THIS BOY'S LIFE by Tobias Wolff
THIS BOY'S LIFE by Tobias Wolff
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21
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
22
Redeployment (Phil Klay)
Redeployment (Phil Klay)
23
The Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown)
The Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown)
24
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
25
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
26
Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann)
Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann)
27
Legs (William Kennedy)
Legs (William Kennedy)
28
My Life and Hard Times (James Thurber)
My Life and Hard Times (James Thurber)
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29
Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)
Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)
30
The Birthday Boys (Beryl Bainbridge)
The Birthday Boys (Beryl Bainbridge)
31
Then We Came to the End
Then We Came to the End
32
The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
33
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Cameron Crowe)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Cameron Crowe)
34
The Savage Detectives
The Savage Detectives
35
Appointment in Samarra (John O'Hara)
Appointment in Samarra (John O'Hara)
36
The Good Soldier
The Good Soldier
37
Motherless Brooklyn (Jonathan Lethem)
Motherless Brooklyn (Jonathan Lethem)
38
The Black Prince (Iris Murdoch)
The Black Prince (Iris Murdoch)
39
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
40
Money (Martin Amis)
Money (Martin Amis)
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