This time last year I devoted a blog post to the books that I had read in 2013. I have decided to do the same for 2014. In addition to releasing my second novel, the satirical black comedy Necropolis, I read 34 books.
Here is a breakdown of the books I read in 2014. Click on the links to read my reviews.
If you are interested in African history you might like:
I read a couple of books that could be termed Classics in 2014, including:
Click here for a definition of Transgressive fiction. Here are 3 very different Transgressive novels that might be of interest if you haven’t read them already.
I read a couple of books that could be termed black comedies, including:
I also wrote a black comedy, which I would highly recommend.
I read a fair bit of Crime fiction in 2014 including:
The best Real Crime book that I read this year was Helter Skelter. It is about the Manson murders.
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi – In one of the most infamous mass murders in history, Sharon Tate, the Hollywood actress and pregnant wife of film director Roman Polanski, is brutally slain in her home,…(More)
Books about Drug Addiction
I read some good books about drug addiction in 2014 and some not so good ones. I would highly recommend these 3:
I am a big fan of Easton Ellis and Palahniuk, but these two books failed to meet my lofty expectations.
Post Office by Charles Bukowski – Henry Chinaski is a heavy drinking, womanising, race track frequenting low-life, who works at the post office. The story follows his menial existence of twelve-hour night shifts, sorting post, …(More)