Good Fiction Guide

Good Fiction Guide

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Wondering what to read next? Let the experts help you out. When it comes to reading, we are spoilt for choice, and that choice can be a little daunting. That's why this great guide to the world of fiction is every reader's best friend. Packed with accessible introductions to over 1,100 must-read authors and over 4,100 superb titles, the "Good Fiction Guide" is a book you'll go back to again and again, in the search for your next enthralling read. Every entry includes read-on suggestions for similar authors, helping you to discover great fiction by authors you might not have heard about before. "The Good Fiction Guide" also contains overviews by 34 best-selling authors introducing their favorite genre, and recommending their twelve favorite books. These include Nigel Williams writing about "Humour", Val McDermid introducing "Thrillers", and Michael Dibdin on "Crime". Whatever your preference, from classics to crime, history to humour, short stories to science fiction, the "Good Fiction Guide" has it all covered. This is an indispensible guide for reading groups, serious bookworms, and anyone who would like to read more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 32mm | 721.22g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0192806475
  • 9780192806475
  • 1,475,891

Table of contents

SUBJECT ESSAYS; Adventure; Africa; Australia and New Zealand; Black and white; Canada; Caribbean; Childhood; Classics; Crime; Family saga; Fantasy; Film adaptations; France; Germany; Glamour; Historical; Humour; India; Ireland; Magic realism; Romance; Russia; Science fiction; The sea; Sexual Politics; Short stories; Social issues; Spy; Supernatural; Teen; Thrillers; United States of America; War; Western; II AUTHORS A-Zshow more

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A welcome update, and a bright new boiled-sweets cover from the most reader-friendly guide on the reference shelf. A trustworthy companion for every reading group - or simply for the solitary seeker. Boyd Tonkin, The Independent The perfect book lover's companion... a good read. You'll never be at a loss over what to read next. Mail on Sunday - You Magazineshow more

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