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The Last Picture Show (Mass Market)
Larry McMurtry
Bram Stoker, Ruben Toledo
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius
Ray Monk
The Portrait of a Lady
Henry James, Patricia Crick
Maigret et le marchand de vin
Georges Simenon
Le Rouge et le Noir
Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games: Improve Your Chess by Studying the Greatest Games of All time - Graham Burgess, John Nunn, John Emms I picked this up after reading Manny's review. It's a very cool book.

What I like about it so far is that it presents the games, along with variations, but it also gives biographical information about the players, as well as focusing the reader's attention on the key themes of the game before hand, and then has concluding lessons from each game. I feel I will get quite a bit stronger by studying it. It seems very appropriate to my level, but also seems to be the kind of book that will continue giving rewards as a player gets stronger.