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. New Day

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    New Day is set on the eve of the achievement of universal adult suffrage in Jamaica in 1944 and the rise of the mass political parties of the nationalist movement. It is told through the memories of John Campbell, an old man whose memories go back to the Morant Bay rebellion of 1865. Learn More »
  2. A Little Dust in the Eyes
    The novel is a haunting evocation of intersecting lives and parallel times that draws upon real historical events. In this richly textured book, myth and magic merge, as the bustle of a seaside city in England gives way to the unreal calm of coastal communities in southern Sri Lanka where thousands disappeared without trace. Learn More »
  3. Oz

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    Mark Jonnson’s life is a mess. Learn More »
  4. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    When a young woman finds herself stuck in a mind-numbing job and living with a traffic warden obsessed with the neighbours, she starts to believe there’s an apocalypse on the horizon and that she must hatch a dramatic escape plan – before it’s too late. Learn More »
  5. 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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  6. 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 »
  7. 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 »
  8. 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 »
  9. 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 »
  10. 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 »

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