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The Book Lovers' Companion: What to Read…

The Book Lovers' Companion: What to Read Next

by Michael O'Mara Books

Other authors: Lionel Shriver (Foreword)

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I own a threadbare T-shirt that says 'Life's too short to drink bad wine.' - Foreword
It's fair to say that I have a book habit. - Introduction
'Things Fall Apart' follows the ambitions and struggles of Okonkwo, a prominent member of a pre-colonial Igbo village in what is now Nigeria, as he strives to maintain his high-standing within his community in the mid-to-late nineteenth century.
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More than 200 truly rewarding reads are covered, with a non-spoiler synopsis, background information, discussion points, and suggested companion volumes With so many fantastic books out there, book clubs and avid readers can have difficulty choosing what to read next--thankfully, this comprehensive guide brings together the best and most loved titles for easy reference. Featuring a diverse selection, from "Pride and Prejudice" to "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Kite Runner" to "Cloud Atlas," the guide includes interesting discussion points and facts as well as potential companion books with similar themes, honest opinions from readers, and razor-sharp reviews from critics, so readers will know they're making the right choice every time. Top ten lists are also included, such as Top Ten Quick Reads ("Metamorphosis," "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"), Top Ten Challenging Reads ("Anna Karenina," "Possession"), Top Ten Gay Reads ("Giovanni's Room," "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit"), and Top Ten Chilling Reads ("The Stand," "Ring"). Compiled by a range of English literature experts and avid readers, this book is sure to inspire any book lover.… (more)

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