General Fiction

Front cover of The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga presents a raw and unromanticised India from the desperate, almost lawless villages along the Ganges, to the booming Wild South of Bangalore and its technology and outsourcing centres. The first-person confession of a murderer, The White Tiger is as compelling for its subject matter as for the voice of its narrator - amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing. Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village.

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Front Cover of The Red Notebook by Paul Auster
The Red Notebook - Paul Auster

The Red Notebook by Paul Auster traces the compulsion to make literature. In a selection of interviews, as well as in the essay 'The Red Notebook' itself, Auster reflects upon his own work, on the need to break down the boundary between living and writing, and on the use of certain genre conventions to penetrate matters of memory and identity.

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Front Cover of Messages: Poems from Ghana edited by Kofi Awoonor and G Adali-Mortty
Messages: Poems from Ghana - Kofi Awoonor and G Adali-Mortty

Messages: Poems from Ghana edited by Kofi Awoonor and G Adali-Mortty is a very good introduction to the poetry of Ghana. Features 14 poets with biographical notes.

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Griffin & Sabine - Nick Bantock

Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock redefines the art of the novel. With its combination of lush illustration, creative storytelling, and the guilty pleasure of reading other people's correspondence, Griffin & Sabine is part romance, part mystery, and completely a work of art. Each turn of the page contains a new card or letter to be unfolded from its envelope, and is vibrant with wildly imaginative creatures, landscapes, and intrigue.

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Front cover of Aleph by Paulo Coelho
Aleph - Paulo Coelho

Aleph by Paulo Coelho is another stunning novel by the author of The Alchemist. Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelho's beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one of the world's most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable and transformative journey of self-discovery. Facing a grave crisis of faith, and seeking a path of spiritual renewal and growth, Paulo decides to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world.

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Front cover of Selected Poems by Aleister Crowley
Selected Poems - Aleister Crowley

Selected Poems by Aleister Crowley contains a selection, ranging from the exotic to the erotic, drawn from the four broad categories of Crowley's poetry: poems of place and action, love poems, 'magickal' poems, and ephemera that includes examples of his often vicious and salacious wit.

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The Mayan Secrets - Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry has husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo racing for treasure - and survival - in this lightning-paced new adventure. They are in Mexico when they come upon a remarkable discovery--the mummified remains of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot. Within the pot is a Mayan book larger than any known before. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them--as the Fargos are about to find out.

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Front cover of The Striker by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
The Striker - Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

The Striker by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott is the sixth novel in Clive Cussler's Isaac Bell series. It is 1902, and Isaac Bell is investigating sabotage in a West Virginia coal mine. But when he stops a runaway train, saving countless lives, Bell discovers that it is part of a conspiracy to frame striking miners. From West Virginia to Pittsburgh, New York City and Cincinnati, Bell is now on the hunt for clues to discover who is behind this murderous scheme. It puts him up against a ruthless agent provocateur allied to a cabal of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness.

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The Sportswriter - Richard Ford

The Sportswriter by Richard Ford is about Frank Bascombe who makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits soaring.

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Front cover of Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder is an addictive blend of mystery, philosophy and fantasy. Sophie's World is an international phenomenon which has been translated into 60 languages and sold more than 40 million copies. When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself?

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Front Cover of The Illustrated Odyssey by Homer
The Illustrated Odyssey - Homer

The Illustrated Odyssey by Homer recounts the adventures of Odyssey during his ten year voyage home after the fall of Troy. Contains 16 full colour plates and b/w illustrations.

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L'Abbe C - Georges Bataille

L'Abbe C by Georges Bataille is a shocking, unnerving narrative about the intense and terrifying relationship between twin brothers. Charles is a modern libertine, dedicated to vice and depravity, while Robert is a priest so devout that he is nicknamed 'l'Abbé'. When the sexually wild Eponine intrudes upon their suffocating relationship, anguish, delirium, and death ensue. Charged with sensuality and a heightened, dreamlike atmosphere, this novel portrays the darkest and most profound aspects of human experience.

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Front cover of The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The General in His Labyrinth - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the compelling tale of Simon Bolivar, a hero who has been forgotten and whose power is fading, retracing his steps down the Magdalena River. At the age of forty-six General Simon Bolivar, who drove the Spanish from his lands and became the Liberator of South America, takes himself into exile. He makes a final journey down the Magdalene River, revisiting the cities along its shores, reliving the triumphs, passions and betrayals of his youth.

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The Redeemer - Jo Nesbo

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo is another Inspector Harry Hole crime thriller. It is a freezing December night and Christmas shoppers have gathered to listen to a Salvation Army carol concert. Then a shot rings out and one of the singers falls to the floor, dead. Detective Harry Hole and his team are called in to investigate but have little to work with - there is no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive. But when the assassin discovers he's shot the wrong man, Harry finds his troubles have only just begun.

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Front cover of The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
The Leopard - Jo Nesbo

The Leopard by Jo Nesbo is an explosive new thriller. In the depths of winter a killer stalks the city streets. Two women are found drowned in their own blood. A third woman is hanged from a diving board. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them catch the killer. But Inspector Harry Hole doesn't want to be found.

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Front cover of Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
Headhunters - Jo Nesbo

Headhunters by Jo Nesbo is another excellent thriller from the no.1 bestselling author. Roger Brown has it all: clever and wealthy, he's at the very top of his game. And if his job as a headhunter ever gets dull, he has his sideline as an art thief to keep him busy. At a gallery opening, his wife introduces him to Clas Greve. Not only is Greve the perfect candidate for a position that Brown is recruiting for; he is also in possession of one of the most sought-after paintings in modern art history.

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Front cover of Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
Handle With Care - Jodi Picoult

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult is the heartbreaking and mesmeric Number One bestseller. It was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime. But instead of a hotel, the O'Keefes spend the first night in jail, their youngest daughter in hospital, and her sister in care. Willow O'Keefe has brittle bone disease, and without a doctor's note the breaks in her body look like the worst kind of abuse. Back home, still reeling from their ordeal, her parents know something must be done. So when a lawyer offers to take their case, it feels like a lifeline.

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Front cover of Treasury of World Masterpieces: Edgar Allan Poe
Treasury of World Masterpieces - Edgar Allan Poe

Treasury of World Masterpieces: The Complete Tales of Mystery and Imagination; The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym; The Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. This volume has all of Poe's works.

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Front cover of Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
Brokeback Mountain - Annie Proulx

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx is published here alongside the award-winning screenplay of Brokeback Mountain by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. Also included are three essays by the authors and film stills which capture the haunting sweep of Ang Lee’s epic major motion picture. Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar live hard and lonely lives as ranch hands in the wild, unforgiving landscape of Wyoming.

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Front cover of The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon

The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon is a highly original book packed with sharply drawn characters. A 20th-century classic. This surreal take on southern Californian subculture follows the fortunes of heiress Oedipa Maas. Her quest to find the truth about her inheritance, and to discover what motivated her deceased lover, sets her on a trail of vague clues which leads her into a web of international conspiracy. With his usual satire and wit, Pynchon depicts a kind of apocalypse which only he could imagine.

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