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Can you recommend me a good book?

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itwasallyellow Sat 06-Oct-12 17:30:17

I am in desperate need for a new book to read on the kindle, no happy endings, no soppy fluffy love stories or shitty porn. I want a herione but a dark, maybe tragic storyline. I want something hardcore that's going to stay with me and take my mind off things.

squeakytoy Sat 06-Oct-12 17:31:49

The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantine. I have just read it and it is a very very good book.

Chundle Sat 06-Oct-12 17:32:36

The hunger games

GuybrushThreepwodWasHere Sat 06-Oct-12 17:40:18

The Book Thief.

DuchessofMalfi Sat 06-Oct-12 17:43:43

You'll find loads of recommendations here

Jinsei Sat 06-Oct-12 17:44:45

A thousand splendid suns. It's certainly not a light & fluffy read, but it will stick with you forever.

DublinMammy Sat 06-Oct-12 17:45:17

Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood - dark, tragic, heroine, fabulous book....

LindyHemming Sat 06-Oct-12 17:46:08

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fanoftheinvisibleman Sat 06-Oct-12 17:46:29

An older one but I've just read and enjoyed The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 06-Oct-12 17:47:41

Wuthering Heights
Jamaica Inn
These Is My Words

McHappyPants2012 Sat 06-Oct-12 17:49:03

Daughter of smoke and bone, fantastic book

GilbGeekette Sat 06-Oct-12 17:49:23

Seconding The Handmaid's Tale. First real 'feminist' book I read, had a real impact upon me.

SoldierKatnissEverdeen Sat 06-Oct-12 17:51:03

Second the hunger games trilogy. Not fluffy, really cared for the characters, and unputdownable. A great read.

Kalisi Sat 06-Oct-12 17:57:26

Game of Thrones! You got heroines coming out your ears! And I'll second "Euphemia's" suggestion too!

Kalisi Sat 06-Oct-12 17:58:15

Oh and you are being vvvvvvvvvU! grin

LaVitaBellissima Sat 06-Oct-12 17:59:10

The Night Circus? I haven't read it yet but it sounds brilliant!

legoballoon Sat 06-Oct-12 18:01:06

The Little Stranger (Sarah Walters) - chilling story set in postwar Britain, beautifully written.

Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) - fabulous epic account of migrant workers travelling Depressing era States. Absolutely my all time favourite.

MadStaringEyes Sat 06-Oct-12 18:02:01

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong.

Or just any of her Women of the Otherworld series.

toastandmarmiterocks Sat 06-Oct-12 18:05:11

The Labyrinth of Osiris by Paul Sussman. Main characters are two men but there are some strong women too. Brilliant read.

ninjanurse Sat 06-Oct-12 18:06:10

Another vote for The Hunger Games. Totally engrossing.

CheerMum Sat 06-Oct-12 18:09:19

Ken Follets century series is good, kind of family saga

Agnesinroom25 Sat 06-Oct-12 18:11:34

I've just finished The Wicked Girls. Very very good.

Dawndonna Sat 06-Oct-12 18:11:50

I loved 'The Night Circus'. In fact I've read it twice.
Anything by Angela Carter.
Possession. A.S. Byatt.

PotteringAlong Sat 06-Oct-12 18:15:23

Metro 2033 is great and very unfluffy!

Badvoc Sat 06-Oct-12 18:15:25

Wolf hall
Bring up the bodies
The thousand autumns if Jacob de Zoet
A thousand splendid suns
An instance of the fingerpost

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