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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