Her descriptions of how women began to be punished for abortions reminds me of legislation happening right now in the USA, for example. White Teeth, by Zadie Smith. Could read it over and over again.
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On Beauty by Zadie Smith is absolutely brilliant. Smith is often categorized first by race and gender and thus is never considered the peer of other modern literary fiction writers like Franzen and Rushdie, but she easily beats them at their own style. How many far less-privileged women, in hostile corners of the world, face the threat of vanishing completely, dissolving into the boundaries of others without a trace? Start with: The Days of Abandonment , a short novel Ferrante wrote before her famous Neapolitan series — a great taster, and brilliant in its own right.
It was probably another year or so before I got my hands on a copy but I was not disappointed. We are painfully aware that this list could go forever.
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Is it an adult fairy tale? A sad tragedy of times past? Or a parable of human nature that in changing remains the same, where innocent people are caught in webs of misplaced fears, laws, and regulations? It came to me on a sunny day in Berlin as I sat in an U-Bahn that passed along the broken graffiti-smeared Berlin Wall, thinking how it had locked people in—like the Iron Curtain—and how many suffered and died behind those walls that had cut through lives and loves, leaving trails of guilt and sin on all sides.
And then I thought about punishments, such as witch hunts and dungeons and prisons and wars. Seeing the devastation through a foggy window, I hoped that the train was speeding into a new and better age. Home How Long is Exile? Astrida Barbins-Stahnke. All rights reserved. But their heist goes horribly wrong, and only one of them makes it out alive. Watson Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love — all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.
Dead Lions by Mick Herron When a Cold War-era colleague is murdered far from his usual haunts, a team of disgraced MI5 spies under the leadership of irascible Jackson Lamb uncovers a shadowy tangle of secrets that lead to a man who hides his dangerous powers behind a false identity. Coach said that once. She said it like she knew, and understood. Is your favourite book in there? How many have you read? Let us know! Join the discussion Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Please note: Moderation is enabled and may delay your comment being posted.
But I am going to start taking your list into consideration — maybe I will prove myself wrong. Only read 5 but now can look out for others. I tend to stick to certain authors, but this list wll encourage me to try others. MJ Arlidge and Michael Robotham are my favourites, always reliable. Pingback: The thrill of crime The National Rust. Look at a new author on Amazon Kindle Frank Kaye. Great list. Includes my favourites Indridason no. I look forward to some recommendations. Get our latest recommendations, competitions and ebook deals to your inbox every week.
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In no particular order: Best crime books: 1. Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves Murder can strike more than once… 6. Comment Please note: Moderation is enabled and may delay your comment being posted. Maureen Evans says. Dick olsthoorn says. Mike Lewis says. Lynsey says. Thank you. Lyall Benjamin says.
Steve Lawless says. Susan Gelinas says. Mimi says. Jo Nesbo. I have read many but the king of crime is Nesbo with Harry Hole series.