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Literary Fiction That's Worth A Look (List 1)

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Human Croquet
Human Croquet
"Interesting read let down by a weak and contrived ending"
The Road
The Road
"Unsettling and vivid"
Resistance
Resistance
"Well written but strangely pedestrian"
The Remains of the Day
The Remains of the Day
"Quiet, economical but excellent"
Then We Came to the End: A Novel
Then We Came to the End: A Novel
"Walking the Spanish"
Theft: A Love Story
Theft: A Love Story
"I admire this book a great deal, but I can't say that I really enjoyed it"
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
"Frothy, fast moving and quite funny, but not something I'd want to re-read"
Brick Lane
Brick Lane
"Meh"
Slow Man
Slow Man
"More for writers than readers"
Atonement
Atonement
"The first half is torture but the second half is worth the effort"
The Meaning of Night
The Meaning of Night
"Terrific start but too contrived and over-inflated"
Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
"Moving and thought provoking"
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths)
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths)
"Expensive Greek mythology fanfic"
Small Island
Small Island
"Absorbing and moving"
Birdsong (Vintage War)
Birdsong (Vintage War)
"I feel guilty for finding this book a chore"
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
"Grabs you by the head, but not the heart"
The Perennial Collection - Beyond Black
The Perennial Collection - Beyond Black
"Haunting"
Arthur & George
Arthur & George
"Excellent character study based on real life events"
Acts of Violence (Macmillan New Writing)
Acts of Violence (Macmillan New Writing)
"Overly ambitious but the quality of writing whets the appetite for more"
Smiley's People
Smiley's People
"Classic of the spy genre"
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
"Charming, warm and affectionate with a sinister underbelly"
Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
"Fascinating, absorbing and ultimately human"
Italian Shoes
Italian Shoes
"Beautiful story about regrets and old age"
Eleven
Eleven
"A moving read with some powerful themes"
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
"Powerful story about high school shootings and modern motherhood"