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Further to my previous rant any recommendations for me?

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Pennies Sun 29-May-05 19:48:57

As I hated the last book I read (I Don't Know How She Does It) I'm now looking for something to turn the tide of rubbish I seem to have been reading recently.

Criteria required:

1) Not too chick lit-y
2) Not a weepy (DEF no cancer / terminal illness)
3) Not a love story
4) Not too masculine (urban decay, trainspotting-esque etc)
5) Preferably fiction
6) Thought provoking

Any suggestions gratefully received!

hercules Sun 29-May-05 19:50:43

lucky by alison seabold.

popsycal Sun 29-May-05 19:51:41

the ninth life of louis draz

yoyo Sun 29-May-05 19:54:35

The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe is a great read. Think it fits all your criteria.

hercules Sun 29-May-05 19:55:45

lucky, not sad at all

Pennies Sun 29-May-05 19:59:52

Ooh they both look good - thank you.

Hercules, have read the Lovely Bones and it was excellent (tho thought the ending was a bit odd when she went into his body but can forgive her that!)

hercules Sun 29-May-05 20:03:32

Apparently when she was interviewed she was asked about the weird ending and said she struggled with finding a suitable one. She started lucky before lovely bones then stopped as too much anf then wrote LB.
I enjoyed both and am going to read more of hers.

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