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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.83 — 2,219,634 ratings — published 1945
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Thinner Thinner (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 3.64 — 156,017 ratings — published 1984
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The Trial The Trial (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.99 — 212,652 ratings — published 1925
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The Neverending Story The Neverending Story (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.16 — 172,231 ratings — published 1979
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The Thief of Always The Thief of Always (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.19 — 28,622 ratings — published 1992
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The Master and Margarita The Master and Margarita (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.34 — 206,423 ratings — published 1966
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Watership Down Watership Down (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.03 — 404,984 ratings — published 1972
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.63 — 1,902,104 ratings — published 1954
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The Alchemist The Alchemist (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.80 — 1,701,853 ratings — published 1988
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Hinds' Feet on High Places Hinds' Feet on High Places (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.29 — 40,485 ratings — published 1955
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Battle Royale Battle Royale (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.24 — 76,885 ratings — published 1999
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Wild Child and Other Stories Wild Child and Other Stories (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.67 — 2,590 ratings — published 2009
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The Decameron The Decameron (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.86 — 41,096 ratings — published 1348
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The Princess and the Goblin The Princess and the Goblin (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.99 — 40,887 ratings — published 1872
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The Screwtape Letters The Screwtape Letters (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.25 — 149,253 ratings — published 1942
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Mountains of Spices Mountains of Spices (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.11 — 1,294 ratings — published 1977
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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1) Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)
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avg rating 3.92 — 80,139 ratings — published 1938
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Divina Trace Divina Trace (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.39 — 96 ratings — published 1992
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The Pilgrim's Progress The Pilgrim's Progress (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.96 — 98,869 ratings — published 1678
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Kingdom's Edge (Kingdom, #3) Kingdom's Edge (Kingdom, #3)
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avg rating 4.18 — 1,764 ratings — published 1999
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Kingdom's Hope (Kingdom, #2) Kingdom's Hope (Kingdom, #2)
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avg rating 4.17 — 2,280 ratings — published 2002
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Kingdom's Dawn (Kingdom, #1) Kingdom's Dawn (Kingdom, #1)
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avg rating 3.86 — 7,872 ratings — published 2001
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Blindness Blindness (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.02 — 163,181 ratings — published 1995
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.70 — 656,513 ratings — published 1952
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Siddhartha Siddhartha (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 3.97 — 497,863 ratings — published 1922
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The High Mountains of Portugal The High Mountains of Portugal (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.34 — 24,627 ratings — published 2016
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Pie Pie (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.01 — 11,543 ratings — published 2011
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Boy, Snow, Bird Boy, Snow, Bird (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.30 — 53,350 ratings — published 2013
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Holy Bible: New International Version Holy Bible: New International Version (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.61 — 45,837 ratings — published 1975
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The Richest Man in Babylon The Richest Man in Babylon (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.21 — 72,479 ratings — published 1926
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İnsan Ne İle Yaşar? İnsan Ne İle Yaşar? (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.88 — 2,250 ratings — published 1885
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House House (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 3.61 — 23,716 ratings — published 2006
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Heartless (Tales of Goldstone Wood, #1) Heartless (Tales of Goldstone Wood, #1)
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avg rating 3.74 — 7,262 ratings — published 2010
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.33 — 553,512 ratings — published 1952
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L'ultima riga delle favole L'ultima riga delle favole (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.01 — 1,156 ratings — published 2010
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1Q84 BOOK 3 (1Q84, #3) 1Q84 BOOK 3 (1Q84, #3)
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avg rating 3.83 — 14,208 ratings — published 2010
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El caballero de la armadura oxidada El caballero de la armadura oxidada (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.57 — 4,426 ratings — published 1987
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Charles Darwin
“...Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers... for quoting the Bible as an unanswerable authority on some point of morality... But I had gradually come by this time, i.e., 1836 to 1839, to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow at sign, &c., &c., and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian.

...By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported, (and that the more we know of the fixed laws of nature the more incredible do miracles become), that the men at that time were ignorant and credulous to a degree almost uncomprehensible by us, that the Gospels cannot be proved to have been written simultaneously with the events, that they differ in many important details, far too important, as it seemed to me, to be admitted as the usual inaccuracies of eyewitnesses; by such reflections as these, which I give not as having the least novelty or value, but as they influenced me, I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation. The fact that many false religions have spread over large portions of the earth like wild-fire had some weight with me. Beautiful as is the morality of the New Testament, it can be hardly denied that its perfection depends in part on the interpretation which we now put on metaphors and allegories.

But I was very unwilling to give up my belief... Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress, and have never since doubted even for a single second that my conclusion was correct. I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished.

And this is a damnable doctrine.”
Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82