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Fiction

Unearthing The Best Fiction Books To Read

Escape into another world. Good Reading Magazine helps book clubs across Australia dive into an exhilarating, engaging story. Our magazine arrives at your doorstep each month with article after article on the best works of fiction written here and around the world. Our writers dive deep into the book and into the author, bringing you the story behind the story and discovering what makes a good book tick with interviews, reviews and retrospectives.

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  1. Barracuda

    Tender and brutal and blazingly brilliant, the new novel from the acclaimed author of the international bestseller The Slap takes an unflinching look at modern Australia - at our hopes and dreams, our friendships and our families - and as... More about this book
  2. Mrs Dalloway

    'She had a perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day.'

    As Mrs Dalloway works on the preparati... More about this book
  3. The Quiet American

    Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, fin... More about this book
  4. A God in Ruins

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD

    A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd - would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th ce... More about this book
  5. The Last Kingdom

    In a clash of heores, the kingdom is born.

    In the middle years of the ninth-century, the fierce Danes stormedonto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom afterkingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm rem... More about this book
  6. You

    When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works he is instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: tough, razor-smart and sexier than his wildest dreams. He'd kill to have her.

    Soon Beck can't re... More about this book
  7. Troll Mountain

    A DANGEROUS WORLD

    When his sister falls ill to a deadly disease, a brave teenaged hero named Raf discovers that the trolls of Troll Mountain possess an elixir that will cure the terrible illness.

    A SINISTER MOUNTAIN

    And so Raf embark... More about this book

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