Best thrillers of all time - TelegraphIt's summer movie season, the time when blockbuster films come out every week and we pit Vin Diesel against Wolverine. But how do you keep that cineplex excitement alive when you're at home on the couch? With books! To compile this list, we took to our Facebook page , and asked our peeps there. We did take some liberties with the responses — like, we didn't include any books that we've included on similar lists recently. Scroll down for further reading. This one is sort of a gimme, considering our review of this book proclaimed it to be " as close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form.
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Written by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy , the eight-part towering work of fiction tells the story of two major characters: a tragic, disenchanted housewife, the titular Anna, who runs off with her young lover, and a lovestruck landowner named Konstantin Levin, who struggles in faith and philosophy. Tolstoy molds together thoughtful discussions on love, pain, and family in Russian society with a sizable cast of characters regarded for their realistic humanity. The novel was especially revolutionary in its treatment of women, depicting prejudices and social hardships of the time with vivid emotion. Harper Lee , believed to be one of the most influential authors to have ever existed, famously published only a single novel up until its controversial sequel was published in just before her death. Its iconic characters, most notably the sympathetic and just lawyer and father Atticus Finch, served as role models and changed perspectives in the United States at a time when tensions regarding race were high. To Kill a Mockingbird earned the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in and was made into an Academy Award-winning film in , giving the story and its characters further life and influence over the American social sphere. The novel is told from the perspective of a young man named Nick Carraway who has recently moved to New York City and is befriended by his eccentric nouveau riche neighbor with mysterious origins, Jay Gatsby.
The Sunday Times has pulled together the best 50 crime and thriller novels of the past five years. Sansom, these are the books that have made our hearts race and our pulses jump. See the list online at www. We wanted to celebrate this fantastic selection of crime books and have collected them together here for you to enjoy. Heartstone by C.
Ian McGuire's The North Water is a dark, brilliant, old-fashioned yarn set on a 19th-century Yorkshire whaler in the dead of winter. McGuire picks 10 of his favorite adventure books. Adventure, to put it simply, is the movement from safety to danger then back again. This basic structure is circular and mythic—think Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, the Grimm brothers—but the specific contents of any actual adventure story vary a good deal depending on when it was written, who wrote it, and why. What exactly counts as safety?
Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift A wonderful satire that still works for all ages, despite the savagery of Swift's vision. Tom Jones Henry Fielding The adventures of a high-spirited orphan boy: an unbeatable plot and a lot of sex ending in a blissful marriage. Clarissa Samuel Richardson One of the longest novels in the English language, but unputdownable. Tristram Shandy Laurence Sterne One of the first bestsellers, dismissed by Dr Johnson as too fashionable for its own good. But Emma never fails to fascinate and annoy. Wrongly overlooked.