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Books That Exceeded Schlocko's Expectations

Hey, I'm not the most original listmaker, but since I've created only the third "exceeded expectations" list after Todd and MarkD, I can at least call myself an "early adapter." Listed are books which introduced me to favorite authors, as well as books by authors whom I gave a second chance after disliking one of their other works. See? Sometimes hope should triumph over experience.
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The Neon Wilderness (Nelson Algren)
The Neon Wilderness (Nelson Algren)
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Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (Jeffrey Archer)
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (Jeffrey Archer)
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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
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Night Boat to Tangier (Kevin Barry)
Night Boat to Tangier (Kevin Barry)
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Tender Is the Flesh (Agustina Bazterrica)
Tender Is the Flesh (Agustina Bazterrica)
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The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett)
The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett)
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Dandelion Wine (Ray Bradbury)
Dandelion Wine (Ray Bradbury)
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Rubyfruit Jungle (Rita Mae Brown)
Rubyfruit Jungle (Rita Mae Brown)
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We Need New Names (Noviolet Bulawayo)
We Need New Names (Noviolet Bulawayo)
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Earthly Powers (Anthony Burgess)
Earthly Powers (Anthony Burgess)
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Mildred Pierce (James M. Cain)
Mildred Pierce (James M. Cain)
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King and the Dragonflies (Kacen Callender)
King and the Dragonflies (Kacen Callender)
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The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
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Clown in a Cornfield (Adam Cesare)
Clown in a Cornfield (Adam Cesare)
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The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
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Ill Will (Dan Chaon)
Ill Will (Dan Chaon)
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American Woman (Susan Choi)
American Woman (Susan Choi)
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Blacktop Wasteland (S.A. Cosby)
Blacktop Wasteland (S.A. Cosby)
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Running Dog (Don Delillo)
Running Dog (Don Delillo)
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Room (Emma Donoghue)
Room (Emma Donoghue)
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A Visit From the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan)
A Visit From the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan)
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The Night Watchman (Louise Erdrich)
The Night Watchman (Louise Erdrich)
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Black Cloud Rising (David Wright Faladé)
Black Cloud Rising (David Wright Faladé)
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Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned (John A. Farrell)
Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned (John A. Farrell)
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The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
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The Lying Life of Adults (Elena Ferrante)
The Lying Life of Adults (Elena Ferrante)
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Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
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Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
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All Involved (Ryan Gattis)
All Involved (Ryan Gattis)
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Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
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Lakewood (Megan Giddings)
Lakewood (Megan Giddings)
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The Prized Girl (Amy K. Green)
The Prized Girl (Amy K. Green)
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Death in the Haymarket (James R. Green)
Death in the Haymarket (James R. Green)
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Fates and Furies (Lauren Groff)
Fates and Furies (Lauren Groff)
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Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy)
Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy)
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The Dry (Jane Harper)
The Dry (Jane Harper)
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Redemption Road (John Hart)
Redemption Road (John Hart)
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Deep State (Chris Hauty)
Deep State (Chris Hauty)
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Reckless Girls (Rachel Hawkins)
Reckless Girls (Rachel Hawkins)
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