Oddly Specific Book Recommendation

FAQ About Oddly Specific Book Recommendation

Can you recommend a book to read in public as the mysterious stranger?

Here are some book recommendations that might make you feel like the mysterious stranger in public:

  • "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - This gothic novel is set in post-war Barcelona and follows a young man who becomes obsessed with a mysterious author and his book.
  • "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier - This classic novel is a gothic romance/mystery that tells the story of a young bride who becomes haunted by the memory of her husband's first wife, Rebecca.
  • "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco - This historical mystery takes place in a 14th century Italian monastery and follows a Franciscan friar who investigates a series of murders.
  • "The Crying of Lot 49" by Thomas Pynchon - This postmodern novel tells the story of a woman who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy involving a secret postal system.
  • "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov - This satirical novel is set in Stalinist Moscow and features the devil and his retinue visiting the city, wreaking havoc and dispensing justice.
  • "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt - This campus novel follows a group of students at an elite New England college who become involved in a murder.
  • "The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith - This psychological thriller follows the exploits of Tom Ripley, a con artist who becomes obsessed with a wealthy man and his lifestyle.
  • "The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien - This absurdist novel is set in a strange and dreamlike world and follows a man who becomes trapped in a cycle of bizarre events.
  • "Foucault's Pendulum" by Umberto Eco - This intellectual thriller follows three editors at a Milan publishing house who become obsessed with conspiracy theories and secret societies.
  • "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler - This classic detective novel follows private detective Philip Marlowe as he investigates a wealthy family's dark secrets.