Underdog Literature, October 2013: 15 fresh or suprising, off-the-wall titles

Underdog Literature WordPress October 2013.

Here are 15 books that caught my interest lately.

Fresh, off-beat, quirky or curious titles that might deserve more attention:

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01: JHUMPA LAHIRI, “The Lowland”, 352 pages, September 2013.

02: JESMYN WARD, “Men we reaped. A Memoir”, 272 pages, September 2013.

03: LARRY WATSON, “Let him go”, 256 pages, September 2013. [Thriller]

04: GAVIN EXTENSE, “The Universe vs. Alex Woods”, 407 pages, June 2013. [Young Adult]

05: DONAL RYAN, “The Spinning Heart”, 160 pages, 2012. [Ireland]

06: KA HANCOCK, “Dancing on broken Glass”, 416 pages, 2012. [Chick Lit?]

07: MAX BLECHER, “Scarred Hearts”, 240 pages, 1937. [Romania]

08: IRENE RATHBONE, “We that were young”, 528 pages, 1932. [British]

09: MÁRIO DE SÁ-CARNEIRO, “Lucio’s Confession” / “A Confissao de Lucio”, 128 pages, 1914. [Portugese]

10: CHARLES JACKSON, “The Lost Weekend”, 244 pages, 1944. [Novel about Alcoholism]

11: IRA LEVIN, “This Perfect Day”, 368 pages, 1970. [Science Fiction]

12: MARY DOWNING HAHN, “The the Wind blows backward”, 272 pages, 1992. [Young Adult]

13: CAMERON CROWE, “Fast Times at Richmond High”, 253 pages, 1981. [Journalism! I had no idea!!]

14: JOHN ROBERT LEWIS, ANDREW AYDIN, “March”, 128 pages, August 2013. [Graphic Novel]

15: KEIICHI SIGSAWA, “Kino’s Journey: The Beautiful World”, 205 pages, 2000. [Graphic Novel / Manga series]

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Here are five books that made me curious enough to buy them:

01: SOURIS HONG-PORETTA, “Outside the Lines: An Artist’s Coloring Book for giant Imaginations”, 256 pages, September 2013. [Coloring Book / Art]

02: MICHELLE NEVIUS, “Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City”, 384 pages, 2009. [City Guide / History]

03: JOE DAVID BROWN, “Paper Moon”, 320 pages, 1971.

04: RUSSELL HOBAN, “Turtle Diary”, 182 pages, 1978.

05: ROBERT C. SHERRIFF, “A Fortnight in September”, 326 pages, 1931.

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…and finally, here are three books that I read – and that were really good:

4 of 5 stars: JONATHAN CARROLL, “The Land of Laughs”, 256 pages, 1980. [literary Fantasy]

4 of 5 stars: BARBARA PYM, “Excellent Women”, 231 pages, 1952.

4 of 5 stars: ALEXANDER RAMATI, “And the Violins stopped playing. A Story of the Gypsy Holocaust”, 200 (?) pages, 1985.

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