Fallible Justice – Laura Laakso
A quintessential murder mystery laced with magic and menace, engaging characters unravel a striking storyline, a perfect read on a cold, winter night or a rainy day.
The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
The original haunted house classic, an inauspicious plot and surrounding descends into mania and madness, a lynch pin of contemporary horror literature.
Exodus in Blush – Nicholas Rem
An electrifying adventure in a wild and enigmatic world, taut with sub-plots and surprises, a richly-narrated plot with carefully-crafted characters.
We – Yevgeny Zamyatin
A “delightfully dystopian” classic, questions what a person and a society could and should be, a brief read but monolithic in meaning.
Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
A thought-provoking tale, deeply moving and sentimental, full of emphatic and profound characters, a book that makes you reconsider what a book should be.
Dune: The Machine Crusade – Brian Herbert / Kevin J. Anderson
Highlights the importance of standing up for something, reveals mankind’s competing capacities for division and unity, demonstrates how great things may emerge from humble beginnings.
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
Espouses meritocracy as an intrinsic value in society, underscores the inviolable potential of the individual, reveals the significance of “selfless selfishness”.
Weaveworld – Clive Barker
Full-throttle action and horror, dives deeply into the darkest corners of mythology and religion, a self-assured page-turner.
Misery – Stephen King
Every author’s worst nightmare, kills off any desire to procrastinate.
Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
Celebrates unrequited love and unanswered questions, demonstrates how seemingly positive changes may have unforeseen consequences… and the main character is also a writer.