100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library > Ben’s Votes


1 The Brothers Karamazov
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 122,024 ratings Ben rated it 5 stars
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2 Crime and Punishment
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 301,199 ratings Ben rated it 5 stars
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3 For Whom the Bell Tolls
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 151,189 ratings Ben rated it 5 stars
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4 To Kill a Mockingbird
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,097,874 ratings Ben rated it 5 stars
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5 The Metamorphosis
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 250,735 ratings Ben rated it 5 stars
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6 The Catcher in the Rye
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,525,702 ratings Ben rated it 4 stars
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7 A Farewell to Arms
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 149,437 ratings Ben rated it 4 stars
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8 Brave New World
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 763,074 ratings Ben rated it 4 stars
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9 Lord of the Flies
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,240,042 ratings Ben rated it 4 stars
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10 The Idiot
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 59,097 ratings Ben rated it 4 stars
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11 1984
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,372,214 ratings Ben rated it 5 stars
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12 The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 80,534 ratings Ben rated it 4 stars
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13 Don Quixote
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 106,524 ratings Ben rated it 4 stars
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14 Animal Farm
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,390,822 ratings Ben rated it 4 stars
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15 All Quiet on the Western Front
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 167,057 ratings Ben rated it 4 stars
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16 The Prince
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 119,881 ratings Ben rated it 3 stars
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17 Hamlet
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 410,919 ratings Ben rated it 5 stars
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18 The Picture of Dorian Gray
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 419,724 ratings Ben rated it 3 stars
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19 Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 312,863 ratings Ben rated it 3 stars
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20 Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 401,375 ratings Ben rated it 3 stars
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21 Ulysses
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 61,912 ratings Ben added it to to-read
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22 The Divine Comedy
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 62,577 ratings Ben rated it 4 stars
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23 The Hobbit
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,604,329 ratings Ben rated it 1 star
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24 Politics
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 16,878 ratings
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25 The Stranger
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 314,189 ratings Ben added it to audio-option
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26 Plutarch: Lives of the Nobl...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 647 ratings
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27 Strenuous Life
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 310 ratings
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28 Slaughterhouse-Five
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 640,120 ratings Ben rated it 2 stars
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29 The Republic
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 82,971 ratings Ben added it to maybe
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30 The Dharma Bums
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 52,223 ratings
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31 The Master and Margarita
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 94,844 ratings Ben added it to audio-option
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32 Another Roadside Attraction
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 22,578 ratings
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33 The Young Man's Guide
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 240 ratings
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34 Seek: Reports from the Edge...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 777 ratings
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35 Steppenwolf
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 64,184 ratings
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36 The Book of Deeds of Arms a...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 245 ratings
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37 The Art of War
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 117,081 ratings
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38 Into the Wild
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 438,364 ratings
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39 The Thin Red Line
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 5,888 ratings
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40 Cyrano de Bergerac
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 43,527 ratings
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41 Tropic of Cancer
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 36,462 ratings Ben rated it 1 star
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42 The Crisis
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 385 ratings
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44 Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan,...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 21,029 ratings
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45 Essential Manners for Men: ...
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 368 ratings
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46 The Boys of Summer
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 5,409 ratings
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47 The Great Railway Bazaar
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 8,763 ratings
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48 Fear and Trembling
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 8,979 ratings
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49 The Autobiography of Benjam...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 24,276 ratings
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50 The Histories
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 21,631 ratings Ben added it to to-read
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51 From Here to Eternity
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 10,330 ratings
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52 The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 18,540 ratings Ben added it to audio-option
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