High concept literary fiction

A Listmania! list by D. Morris "@MirabilisDave" (London, United Kingdom)
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The list author says: "Literary fiction is changing. Only a few years ago, it was usually characterized as beautifully written but aimless, in contrast to genre fiction which is propelled by strong plot but often suffers from unreadably ugly prose. "Has the writer a pen in her hand or a pickaxe?" as Virginia Woolf put it.

But there's a new trend in literary fiction. Without sacrificing the quality of the writing, authors are borrowing from genre fiction the intriguing hook and the page-turning pacing. These are a few of the novels that show this development at its best."
The Swan Thieves
1.  The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
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The Tiger's Wife: A Novel
2.  The Tiger's Wife: A Novel by Téa Obreht
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Under a Blood Red Sky
3.  Under a Blood Red Sky by Kate Furnivall
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The Time Traveler's Wife
4.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,570 customer reviews) | 65 customer discussions

The Gargoyle
5.  The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (477 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

My Memories of a Future Life
6.  My Memories of a Future Life by Roz Morris
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

The Historian
7.  The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,931 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein: A Novel
8.  The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein: A Novel by Peter Ackroyd
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel
9.  The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel by Jed Rubenfeld
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The Secret History
10.  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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The Girls: A Novel
11.  The Girls: A Novel by Lori Lansens
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Lovely Bones
12.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
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And since 0 Apr 21, 2014
Welcome to the The Historian forum 21 Apr 17, 2014
The Swan Thieves - The Identity of the Painter at the Beginning and the End 28 Feb 20, 2014
Confused about cage scene 0 Jan 3, 2014
The confusing ending 0 Dec 29, 2013
eBook debut 1 Oct 10, 2013
What did the ending mean? 28 Aug 29, 2013
HELP- what is the best book you ever read? 68 Jul 8, 2013
When they adapt this to a screenplay... (possible spoilers) 10 Oct 14, 2012
Time Traveler's Wife book poster 1 Oct 4, 2012
Great time travel books? 12 Sep 30, 2012
Grozovo 1 Sep 29, 2012
 
   

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