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#1

"A novelistic mosaic that simultaneously reads like a thriller and like a strange, dreamlike excursion into the subconscious." -The New York Times

Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled... Read more about House of Leaves

#2

A visually stunning adaptation of Albert Camus' masterpiece that offers an exciting new graphic interpretation while retaining the book's unique atmosphere.

The day his mother dies, Meursault notices that it is very hot on the bus that is taking him ... Read more about The Stranger

#3

Hugo and Shirley Jackson award-winning Peter Watts stands on the cutting edge of hard SF with his acclaimed novel, Blindsight

Two months since the stars fell...

Two months of silence, while a world held its breath.

Now some half-derelict space probe,... Read more about Blindsight

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A desperate young man plans the perfect crime - the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law - if it will ultim... Read more about Crime and Punishment

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Sylvia Plath's groundbreaking semi-autobiographical novel offers an intimate, honest and often wrenching glimpse into mental illness. The Bell Jar broke the boundaries between fiction and reality and helped cement Sylvia Plath's place as an enduring ... Read more about The Bell Jar

#6

A stunningly powerful novel of humanity's will to survive against all odds during an epidemic by a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

An International Bestseller

"This is a shattering work by a literary master."-Boston Globe

A city is hit by... Read more about Blindness

#7

First there was the insomnia.

Then there were the support groups that helped him sleep.

Then Marla Singer turned up, muscled in on ascending bowel cancer and ruined everything.

Then he met Tyler Durden.... Read more about Fight Club

#8

The inspiration for the Syfy miniseries.

Childhood's End is one of the defining legacies of Arthur C. Clarke, the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and many other groundbreaking works. Since its publication in 1953, this prescient novel about first co... Read more about Childhood's End

#9

A visionary work that combines speculative fiction with deep philosophical inquiry, The Sparrow tells the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a scientific mission entrusted with a profound task: to make first c... Read more about The Sparrow

#10

'A story for our, and all, times' Guardian

The Plague is Albert Camus's world-renowned fable of fear and courage

The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation ... Read more about The Plague

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