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The 30 Best Debut Novels

There's a nobility in lying sometimes, especially when it comes to your best mate's first, self-published novel. Just say it's great, guys, and move on. It's too late.

Some pals of aspiring novelists have been able to be somewhat more honest, though. Like the chums of Chuck Palahniuk and the buddies of Brett Easton Ellis. They're just two of 30 authors who feature in our list of the all time best debut novels...

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