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No. of Recommendations: 2

My first draft reads:

(in no particular order)

1) Ender's War --- Orson Scott Card
2) Mordant's Need -- Stephen R. Donaldson
3) The Belgariad -- David Eddings
4) The Lord of the Rings -- JRR Tolkien
5) The World at War series (4 books) -- Harry Turtledove
6) Midnight at the Well of Souls -- Jack Chalker
7) Harry Potter set -- J.K Rowling
8) Code of the Lifemaker -- James P. Hogan
9) HitchHikers Guide --- Douglas Adams
10) Chronicles of Amber -- Roger Zelasny

I've about 50 books in my librairie database that I've coded as possible desert island candidates, but I could live with these in a crunch.

My entry #2 might need some introduction: it is a lesser known work by Donaldson, but it's a rarety in Fantasy: a 2 volume story! The appeal is the very, very complex plot, some real nice character development. It even has (gasp!) a few four letter words in a fantasy setting, a traditionally very prissy genre of books.

The forward to the Code of the Lifemaker still makes me ROTFLMAO, even after reading it 3 or 4 times. If you can get your hands on a copy for just 5 minutes, read the forward. It's worth it.

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