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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.85 — 2,347,420 ratings — published 1945
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Thinner Thinner (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 3.66 — 166,714 ratings — published 1984
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The Trial The Trial (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.00 — 233,111 ratings — published 1925
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The Neverending Story The Neverending Story (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as allegories)
avg rating 4.16 — 182,530 ratings — published 1979
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The Thief of Always The Thief of Always (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.19 — 29,771 ratings — published 1992
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The Master and Margarita The Master and Margarita (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.34 — 223,077 ratings — published 1966
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Watership Down (Watership Down #1) Watership Down (Watership Down #1)
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avg rating 4.04 — 425,597 ratings — published 1972
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.63 — 2,015,661 ratings — published 1954
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The Alchemist The Alchemist (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.81 — 1,836,933 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 — 42,817 ratings — published 1955
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The Pilgrim's Progress The Pilgrim's Progress (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.97 — 106,348 ratings — published 1678
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Siddhartha Siddhartha (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 3.98 — 532,535 ratings — published 1922
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Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.79 — 953 ratings — published 2013
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The Allegory of the Cave The Allegory of the Cave
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avg rating 4.33 — 3,317 ratings — published 1998
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Battle Royale Battle Royale (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.24 — 81,098 ratings — published 1999
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Wild Child and Other Stories Wild Child and Other Stories (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.68 — 2,720 ratings — published 2009
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The Decameron The Decameron (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.87 — 43,629 ratings — published 1353
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The Screwtape Letters The Screwtape Letters (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.25 — 166,421 ratings — published 1942
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Mountains of Spices Mountains of Spices (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.12 — 1,392 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 3.93 — 84,502 ratings — published 1938
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Divina Trace Divina Trace (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.39 — 97 ratings — published 1992
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Kingdom's Edge (Kingdom, #3) Kingdom's Edge (Kingdom, #3)
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avg rating 4.19 — 1,877 ratings — published 1999
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Kingdom's Hope (Kingdom, #2) Kingdom's Hope (Kingdom, #2)
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avg rating 4.18 — 2,496 ratings — published 2002
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Kingdom's Dawn (Kingdom, #1) Kingdom's Dawn (Kingdom, #1)
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avg rating 3.87 — 8,289 ratings — published 2001
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Blindness Blindness (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.03 — 173,112 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 3.71 — 720,599 ratings — published 1952
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The Gracekeepers The Gracekeepers (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.57 — 13,869 ratings — published 2015
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Cottonmouth and the River (Freddie Cottonmouth #1) Cottonmouth and the River (Freddie Cottonmouth #1)
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avg rating 4.13 — 394 ratings — published 2014
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Dragonwitch (Tales of Goldstone Wood, #5) Dragonwitch (Tales of Goldstone Wood, #5)
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avg rating 4.48 — 2,139 ratings — published 2013
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Light in August Light in August (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.93 — 79,662 ratings — published 1932
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How Much Land Does a Man Need How Much Land Does a Man Need (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 4.16 — 1,860 ratings — published 1886
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The High Mountains of Portugal The High Mountains of Portugal (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.35 — 28,224 ratings — published 2016
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Pie Pie (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.01 — 12,312 ratings — published 2011
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Boy, Snow, Bird Boy, Snow, Bird (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.32 — 56,918 ratings — published 2013
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Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.13 — 10,291 ratings — published 1991
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Holy Bible: New International Version Holy Bible: New International Version (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.61 — 50,224 ratings — published 1909
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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