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The Best Paul Theroux Books  

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List of the best Paul Theroux books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Paul Theroux is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years, known for his novels and travel writing. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Paul Theroux who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

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The Great Railway Bazaar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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The Mosquito Coast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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Dark Star Safari is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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Riding the Iron Rooster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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Ghost Train to the Eastern Sta... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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The Pillars of Hercules is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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The Happy Isles of Oceania is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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The Old Patagonian Express is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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The Mosquito Coast is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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Saint Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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The Lower River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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My Secret History is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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Blinding Light: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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Hotel Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
Paul Theroux
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The Elephanta Suite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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The Kingdom by the Sea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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Kowloon Tong: A Novel of Hong ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendsh... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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Millroy the Magician is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
Paul Theroux
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kingdom by the sea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
Paul Theroux, William Hootkins
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My Other Life is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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Fresh air fiend is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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The Black House is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
Phyllis Theroux, Paul Theroux, Patricia Highsmith
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The Family Arsenal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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The Collected Stories is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
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