Top 5 Books 2018

21/12/2018
Severance by Ling Ma
Ling Ma’s Severance uses an apocalyptic scenario to explore commercialism, the immigrant experience and the power of memory.
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss is a coming of age story set in the modern recreation of a British Iron Age settlement.
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
Ahmed Saadawi transposed the Frankenstein myth to Iraq in the early days of the American invasion in Frankenstein in Baghdad.
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
In The Silence of the Girls Pat Barker retells The Iliad from the point of view of
Briseis – female slave and prize of war.
The Plotters by Un-su Kim
Un-su Kim delivered a unique literary noir crime thriller set in the world of elite assassins in The Plotters.

Honourable Mentions (aka the next 5)

The Lost Man by Jane Harper
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
The Fighter by Michael Farris Smith
The Fighter by Michael Farris Smith
Preservation by Jock Serong
Preservation by Jock Serong
Wintering by Krissy Kneen
Wintering by Krissy Kneen

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