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BKLYN BookMatch Beautiful Descriptions, Darker Themes

Recommendations for a reader who likes books which involve lots of beautiful description but have much darker/creepier subjects. Likes Ian McEwan, Shirley Jackson, Roald Dahl and books like the Virgin Suicides, We Need to Talk About Kevin and Picnic at Hanging Rock. This list was created by a librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library for a reader. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit Bklyn BookMatch here:

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Emma Donoghue. |

Birds of America

Lorrie Moore. |

One true thing

Anna Quindlen. |


Meg Wolitzer. |

In cold blood

Truman Capote. |


Patrick Sèuskind ; translated from the German by John E. Woods. |

Lord of the flies

William Golding. |

The boy on the bus

Deborah Schupack. |