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Read mor… on the edge

Take a bold step with these gripping reads chosen by other site users. To suggest a book that took you to the edge of your seat – or your boundaries – click here.

Dry by Augusten Burroughs

Dry

By Augusten Burroughs

From rehab to relapse. Raise your glass and savour an honestly, funny and observant account of a spiritual relationship with the demon drink. Full of dry humour and caustic wit.

The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill

The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break

By Steven Sherrill

If you’ve ever felt alone or world-weary this could be just the book for you. This off-the-wall novel follows the humdrum daily life of M, a Minotaur, who works in a high-class restaurant in North Carolina.

The Fahrenheit Twins by Michel Faber

The Fahrenheit Twins

By Michel Faber

If you’d like to try something a bit different, this collection of original and powerful short stories is a must. There are qualities of happiness, innocence and savagery in the characters—their souls are laid bare and you will experience a range of emotions from sympathy to dislike for them. His writing grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go.

Beyond the comfort zone

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