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. The Advantages of an Older Man
    A light-hearted novella exploring the strange case of a Swansea woman who is apparently possessed by the spirit of Dylan Thomas. Learn More »
  2. Sugar Hall
    Based on the stories of the Black Boy that surround Littledean Hall in the Forest of Dean, this is a superbly chilling ghost story from Tiffany Murray. Learn More »
  3. Bilbao - New York - Bilbao
    When Liborio Uribe found that he was going to die, he wanted to see a painting once again by Aurelio Arteta, his wife’s father. Uribe had spent his entire life at sea, like his son José, living out unforgettable adventures which actually later fade into obscurity. Years later, faced with the same painting, Liborio’s grandson Kirmen, a writer and poet, uses these family stories to write a novel. Learn More »
  4. Midland

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    Through the life stories of three influential citizens and her experiments into a sonic cartography, Honor Gavin unveils a history that is both industrial and deeply personal. Learn More »
  5. 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 »
  6. Oz

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    Mark Jonnson’s life is a mess. Learn More »
  7. 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 »
  8. 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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  9. 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 »
  10. 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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