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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.

The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

The Naked and the Dead

By Norman Mailer

For fans of Mailer, here is his first novel, the one that catapulted him to instant fame. It’s a long read about ordinary guys on military service in the Philippines. But as one of the first American war novels (published in 1949) it set the standard of things to come.

Crabwalk by Gunter Grass

Crabwalk

By Gunter Grass

An ambitious read for those with the time and inclination to appreciate modern European literature at its most powerful. A serious, penetrating look at the German psyche through the eyes of one of its greatest writers.

Landing Light by Don Paterson

Landing Light

By Don Paterson

Feelings which are often hidden are explored in this intensely spiritual group of poems. Light and dark, silence and utterance, decay and renewal are all examined in this collection.

Beyond the comfort zone

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