Books similar to Death of an Ordinary Man

Death of an Ordinary Man
3.35 avg. rating
· 861 Ratings

I Lucifer established Glen Duncan as a writer “up there in the literary stratosphere with Martin Amis or T. C. Boyle” (Washington Post). Now with Death of an Ordinary Man, Duncan continues his penetra…
Rate it:
Goodreads members who liked this book also liked:
3.44 avg. rating
· 39256 Ratings
On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the…
Rate it:
Hope and Other Urban Tales
3.83 avg. rating
· 47 Ratings
PULL MY PIGTAILS. MAKE YOU CRY. FUCK OFF AND GET CANCER. I HOPE YOU DIE. Urban tales of despair and dysfunction are Laura Hird's trademark and she does not disappoint in Hope and Other Urban Tales. Se…
Rate it:
The Line of Beauty
3.71 avg. rating
· 23875 Ratings
In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two chi…
Rate it:
House of M
4.01 avg. rating
· 20962 Ratings
The Marvel event of the decade is here! The Avengers and the X-Men are faced with a common foe that becomes their greatest threat: Wanda Maximoff! The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of …
Rate it:
The Blunders of Our Governments
3.76 avg. rating
· 324 Ratings
From the poll tax to ID cards, a groundbreaking look at three decades of outrageous political mishaps.

A lively and intrepid analysis of the mistakes made by both the Labour and Tory governments over t…
Rate it:
The Genius of Shakespeare
4.09 avg. rating
· 187 Ratings
This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed young Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of Shakespeare's work.

Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship, ask…
Rate it:
3.43 avg. rating
· 14572 Ratings
In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, Hans--a banker originally from the Netherlands--finds himself marooned among the strange occupants of the Chelsea Hotel after his Englis…
Rate it:
Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss
Jenna Bush Hager, the former first daughter and granddaughter, bestselling author, and coanchor of the Today show, shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passe…
Rate it:
The Seed Collectors
3.08 avg. rating
· 1728 Ratings
Great Aunt Oleander is dead. To each of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods might be deadly, but then again they might also contain the secret of enlightenment. Not that any…
Rate it:
The Origins of Totalitarianism
4.30 avg. rating
· 7380 Ratings
Hannah Arendt's definitive work on totalitarianism and an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political history

The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in…
Rate it:
A Mango-Shaped Space
4.21 avg. rating
· 28189 Ratings
Mia Winchell appears to be a typical kid, but she's keeping a big secret—sounds, numbers, and words have color for her. No one knows, and Mia wants to keep it that way. But when trouble at school fina…
Rate it:
Adeline: A Novel of Virginia Woolf
3.42 avg. rating
· 309 Ratings
From a New York Times best-selling author, a boldly imagined portrait of Virginia Woolf that sheds new light on the events that preceded her fatal immersion in the River Ouse in 1941

On April 18, 1941,…
Rate it:
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But …
Rate it:
The End of Days
3.77 avg. rating
· 1483 Ratings
Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Hans Fallada Prize, The End of Days, by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, consists essentially of five “books,” each leading to a dif…
Rate it:
Like Streams to the Ocean: Notes on Ego, Love, and the Things That Make Us Who We Are
A moving meditation on the hidden, sometimes difficult topics we must consider to live an authentic life, from the New York Times bestselling author of To Shake the Sleeping S…
Rate it:
So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
It's a staple on almost every high school reading list in the country. It's a book that has remained current for over half a century, fighting off critics and changing tastes in fiction. But do even i…
Rate it:
Until I Find You
3.64 avg. rating
· 23365 Ratings
Every major character in Until I Find You has been marked for life – not only William Burns, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed, but also William's song, Jack, an actor who is shaped …
Rate it:
Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles, #5)
3.95 avg. rating
· 8362 Ratings
Book five in Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune Chronicles--one of the most significant sagas in the history of literary science fiction.

Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen h…
Rate it:
Eventide (Plainsong, #2)
4.19 avg. rating
· 16882 Ratings
Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live with…
Rate it:
Where You Once Belonged
3.87 avg. rating
· 3408 Ratings
Heavy-built Jack Burdette is quite literally too big for his boots - and too big, certainly for the small-town attitudes of Holt, Colorado. But when he fails to make the grade as a college footballer,…
Rate it:
Ordinary Thunderstorms
3.65 avg. rating
· 5495 Ratings

What is the devastating effect on your life when, through no fault of your own, you lose everything - home, family, friends, job, reputation, passport, money, credit cards, mobile phone - and you can …

Rate it:
The French Lieutenant's Woman
3.87 avg. rating
· 42176 Ratings
The scene is the village of Lyme Regis on Dorset's Lyme Bay..."the largest bite from the underside of England's out-stretched southwestern leg." The major characters in the love-intrigue triangle are …
Rate it:
La Vraie Vie
4.06 avg. rating
· 2370 Ratings
Un roman initiatique drôle et acide. Le manuel de survie d'une guerrière en milieu hostile. La fureur de vivre.

Chez eux, il y a quatre chambres. Celle du frère, la sienne, celle des parents. Et celle …
Rate it:
My Education
3.25 avg. rating
· 3277 Ratings
An intimately charged novel of desire and disaster from the author of American Woman and A Person of Interest

Regina Gottlieb had been warned about Professor Nicholas Brodeur long before arriving as a …
Rate it:
3.87 avg. rating
· 4648 Ratings
Originally published in 1986 in the Vintage Contemporaries paperback series—and reissued now in hardcover alongside his masterful new novel, Empire Falls—Richard Russo’s Mohawk remains today as it was…
Rate it:
Truths I Never Told You
3.99 avg. rating
· 8743 Ratings
From the bestselling author of The Things We Cannot Say comes a poignant novel about the fault in memories and the lies that can bond a family together—or tear it apart.

With her father recently moved …
Rate it:
Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event
4.08 avg. rating
· 37778 Ratings
The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing from more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother a…
Rate it:
Motel Fetish
4.15 avg. rating
· 39 Ratings
Behind closed doors. Lustful places, luscious women. A number of years ago I began to see distinctive layouts in "Hustler's Leg World" that got me nervous. The photographs were that good. Whoever it w…
Rate it:
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
3.86 avg. rating
· 2998 Ratings
To Arthur Seaton, Key worker on a lathe in a Nottingham cycle factory, life is one long battle with authority. You don't need to give Arthur more than one chance to do the Government or trick the fore…
Rate it:
The Truth About Aaron: My Journey to Understand My Brother
5 Hours and 16 Minutes

The unvarnished true story of the tragic life and death of Aaron Hernandez, the college All-American and New England Patriots star convicted of murder, told by one of the few peo…
Rate it: