Recommended Thrillers Books
Though as readers we try our best to keep an open mind, we have a confession. We admit it, it’s a dirty word to us: genre fiction. That said, when we were breathlessly devouring Tana French’s newly-released Broken Harbor, we were struck by something: the power of a well-written, perfectly plotted, tightly-wound literary thriller. While the “t” word might throw off some high-minded snobs (admittedly, us), there’s absolutely nothing wrong in delighting in a great book that is, well, thrilling. As an entry point, we’ve gathered some of our favorite recent literary thrillers here, for your perusal. Note that we set the guideline of “recent” (so, please, no “where’s Agatha Christie?”), we chose not to focus on true crime (though we did have to make one exception), and that we highly recommend all of these. Also note that we don’t recommend starting any of them before bedtime.
Tana French, Broken Harbor
Everything Tana French touches turns to thrilling, nightmare-creating gold. In The Woods became an instant thriller classic, and every other entry into her “Dublin Murder Squad” series has been just as good, if not better. Broken Harbour puts detective Mike “Scorcher” Kennedy (ridiculous name, but stay with us) and his new partner, rookie Richie, on what seems like an open-and-shut, albeit grizzly, murder. It appears standard: husband kills wife and family and then himself. Things get incredibly strange very quickly, though as they discover random holes in the walls of the family’s house being videotaped, and, in a reddit-ish plot twist, increasingly unhinged forum posts from the father. Broken Harbor is the great writing nightmares are born from.
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As requested--Cheerful's resource list for books2008-01-15 12:59:16 by cheerful_in_pdx
Come Hither by Gloria G. Brame
Screw the roses, send me the thorns
The Lesbian S/M Safety Manual edited by Pat Califia
The Compleat Spanker by Lady Green
The Bottoming Book, or how to get terrible things done to you by wonderful people. By Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt
The Topping Book or getting good at being bad. By Easton and Liszt
The Sexually Dominant Woman. A workbook for Nervous Beginners by Lady Green
Miss Abernathys Concise Slave training Manual by Christina Abernathy
Yes. I saved this list from the last time we2007-06-12 17:02:19 by cheerful_in_pdx
Talked about it. If it has a *, it is on my shelves.
Good info books:
*The Compleat Spanker by Lady Green
*The Bottoming Book, or how to get terrible things done to you by wonderful people. By Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt
*The Topping Book or getting good at being bad. By Easton and Liszt
*The Sexually Dominant Woman. A workbook for Nervous Beginners by Lady Green
*Miss Abernathys Concise Slave training Manual by Christina Abernathy
*Training with Miss Abernathy. A workbook for erotic slaves and their owners. By Christina Abernathy
*SM 101 A realistic introduction by Jay Wiseman
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You got a good way of writing and expressing yourself, and this could be do to the gift the many students have given you in speaking and communicating with you for the twenty plus years. What I like about your attitude is it is positive and not negative. You tend to inspire with your words so...
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