Books 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 Mosquito Coast 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
The Mosquito Coast Paul Theroux

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Dark Star Safari is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
Dark Star Safari Paul Theroux

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The Great Railway Bazaar 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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Riding the Iron Rooster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books

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The Old Patagonian Express is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books

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The Pillars of Hercules is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books

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The Happy Isles of Oceania 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
Saint Jack Paul Theroux

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The Lower River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
The Lower River Paul Theroux

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Hotel Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
Hotel Honolulu Paul Theroux

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My Secret History is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
My Secret History Paul Theroux

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The Kingdom by the Sea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
The Kingdom by the Sea Paul Theroux

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Blinding Light: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books

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Millroy the Magician is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
Millroy the Magician Paul Theroux

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The Elephanta Suite is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
The Elephanta Suite Paul Theroux

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kingdom by the sea is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
kingdom by the sea Paul Theroux, William Hootkins

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Kowloon Tong: A Novel of Hong ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books

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Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendsh... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books

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Fresh air fiend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
Fresh air fiend Paul Theroux

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My Other Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
My Other Life Paul Theroux

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The Black House is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
The Black House Phyllis Theroux, Paul Theroux, Patricia Highsmith

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The Collected Stories is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
The Collected Stories Paul Theroux

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O-Zone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
O-Zone Paul Theroux

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The stranger at the Palazzo d'... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books

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The Imperial Way is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
The Imperial Way Steve McCurry, Paul Theroux

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Half Moon Street is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
Half Moon Street Paul Theroux

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The Family Arsenal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books
The Family Arsenal Paul Theroux

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To the Ends of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books

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Sunrise With Seamonsters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Paul Theroux Books