Revolveris razor-sharp, psychological thriller set in the Arctic Wilderness of 1899 - 1919.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett is set in America in 1961. If you read To Kill a Mockingbird and are interested in the civil rights movement; read this! The enormous racial and social divide in southern USA are explored in through the perspective of Afro-American maids who are "The Help" for their Anglo-American lady employers.
Ernest Cline's speculative novel, Ready Player One is moving into the realms of a modern day classic and its movie-adaption is testimony to its stellar plot. Its retro book traileris worth a look. The book makes reference to 80s culture at the dawn of modern the gaming era; interestin! Watch Oingo Boingo's clip of Dead Man Walking (circa 1985) referred to in Chapter 1; classic 80s.
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