Books for Independent Thinkers


It may be the relative youngster on the literary scene, but the novel is the king of reads. Here’s our selection of fictive treats from the UK and across the world.

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  1. Rarity From the Hollow

    ‘Lacy Dawn’s father relives the Gulf War, her mother has lost her teeth, and her best friend is killed by her own father. Life in The Hollow in West Virginia isn’t great. But Lacy Dawn has one advantage—she’s been befrended by a semi-organic semi-robot (DotCom, alias Buddy) who works with her to ‘cure’ her parents. Buddy wants something in exchange, though. It’s up to Lacy Dawn to save the universe.’ Books for a Buck

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  2. Mechagnosis
    Scott Malthrop is a murderer with a difference: his entire house is filled with an enormous device gradually assembled by him and his father over four decades. Learn More »
  3. Queer and Loathing on the Yellow Brick Road
    Dorothy isn’t the happiest of girls. Kansas is pretty damn boring, her aunt and uncle are hicks, and it seems she doesn’t much belong. But when her shed gets picked up by a cyclone and dropped in Oz, things begin to get interesting. Learn More »
  4. Shark

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    Ex-soldier and violent deadbeat John Usher returns to his boyhood home of Leeds to find things have changed. His community has been unravelled by gang culture, ethnic tensions and hopelessness. Learn More »
  5. In the Mirror, a Monster
    In the Mirror, a Monster is a masterpiece of modern storytelling. Marten Weber's style is vivid, with a keen ear for regional voices, and at times has the magical ability to render, with clear compassion, the human frailty behind individual actions and words. Learn More »
  6. Fisher of Devils
    This story makes the dangerous crossing from symbols of ink to the reader's heart in a way indicative of a classic. Learn More »
  7. Schadenfreude

    "People make the comparison to Burroughs, Bukowski, Dick and Trocci with Chris's work and they're fair. But there are so many other influences here, in deft interplay. Some writers wear their influences on their sleeves — and some, such as Chris Kelso, juggle with those influences, and weave them into a tapestry with a larger purpose than mere homage." Edward Morris, 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee.

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  8. The Apprentice Journals
    Spaul and Pearl do their best to deal with fickle Elementals, as well as their growing — and dangerous — love for one another. Learn More »
  9. Between Falling and Walking
    ‘Consistently original and intriguing. Strongly atmospheric, a talent for dialogue, evocative imagery...' BBC Learn More »
  10. Significance

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    Novel from the author of Circle Games (ISBN: 9781902638584) and Diving Girls (ISBN: 9781902638232). Learn More »

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