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Good novels to read with good literature?
From childhood, I've been obsessed with Harry Potter Arthur Conan Doyle, a few Sidney Sheldon books etc. I like adventurous, mystery novels. So, after getting my Bachelor's degree, I am free to pursue my interest.
What do you recommend about the following?
Dan Brown's novels
Kane and Abel (Jeffery Archer)
Also, I am confused as to whether read The Lord of The Rings books or watch the movies? If both, what to do first?
Any similar/better books?
Thanks literary folks!
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Dan Browns books are a must read, very addictive and very clever how he mixes fiction with fact
Eragon is a very good fantasy book. 100 times better than the film!
I would also recommend Kelly Armstrong series. they feature werewolves, witches, sorceress, necromancers etc features both mystery and adventure and adult themes but very good read. again very addictive
Skullduggery Pleasant although considered a children's book is brilliant! very entertaining easy read that has you laughing all the way through. it is both mystery and adventure (im 21 and love this book!)
- Mr DonnellyLv 59 years ago
Read novels by the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Mrs Gaskell, Hardy, Dickens, Collins, Tolstoy & Virginia Wolf.
For modern literature read Margaret Drabble, A S Byatt, Iris Murdoch, Doris Lessing, Penelope Lively, William Trevor & David Lodge.
- 9 years ago
Stardust is a fantastic read (and even better movie!)
I'd recommend you read The Hobbit before you read the lotr books
And yes reading them first makes you appreciate all the small references in the movies!
- Anonymous9 years ago
i prefer the author Chuck Palahuink. hes a brilliant writer, but perhaps not your style. if you havent heard of him, the first book he wrote was called Fight Club. its a very good read, and i love Palahuink's works. some of his other books (the ones ive read and enjoyed anyway) are: Choke, Lullaby, Pygmy, Rant, Diary, and Stranger Than Fiction. these are all pretty good reads, Rant being a personal favorite of mine. good luck, and maybe youll actually like his style!! .Source(s): Chuck Palahuink, one of the greatest anarchists of our day and age!!