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Tara Woods Turner | 2063 comments Which indie books have you come across lately that made you say 'I can't believe this is not big five'?


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E.P. | 66 comments I'm currently finishing Deborah Davitt's Valkyrie trilogy. A totally awesome, if incredibly long and complicated, epic fantasy series.

And if you're into horror (which I'm not generally, but I made an exception in this case because it's by a family member--not that I'm biased or anything!) or historicals or illustrated novels, Alan M. Clark's "Horror that Happened" series about the victims of Jack the Ripper is certainly worth checking out.


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Denise Baer I recently finished Love Like Crazy and Graveyard Shift. The only thing about Graveyard Shift is it's a series, so it just ends without much of an ending.


Tara Woods Turner | 2063 comments Making Monsters by Joe Turk - cautionary, environmental dystopia meets sardonic, urban thriller...with heart. And a stripper. I don't doubt One day will be saying we knew Joe win.


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Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 264 comments I've come across a few; if I had to quote just one, it'd be anemogram. I don't think it's for everybody, but I really liked it. And (can I have three more please!) Almaty-Transit, Spark and The Ghosts of Nagasaki.


Tara Woods Turner | 2063 comments Mike
I'm intrigued :)


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Nik Krasno | 13767 comments Mike wrote: "I've come across a few; if I had to quote just one, it'd be anemogram. I don't think it's for everybody, but I really liked it. And (can I have three more please!) [book:Almaty-Tran..."

Some interesting titles. Judging by the opposite reviews, Almaty sounds like a controversial enough book to pique my curiosity. We are honored to have Rupert, the author of Spark among our members here and his books are on my tbr list


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Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 264 comments Tara wrote: "Mike
I'm intrigued :)"


And I'm thinking of checking out Beyond Good Manners: How to Raise a Sophisticated Child as a behavioural guide for our middle management :-)

One more indie that I very much like and which has sold quite well: Interrogating Ellie, a wartime thriller based on fact (but should declare an interest here, I am related to the author, and to the woman who was the book's subject - however, it's definitely a good book).


Tara Woods Turner | 2063 comments Mike you are hilarious! Your recommendation sounds awesome and intriguing. If you are interested I have a friend who has an indie author pidcast - I think she'd love to discuss the book. If you'd like contact info drop me a line tarawoodsturner@yahoo.com


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Alexander Engel-Hodgkinson (nexus_engel) | 52 comments So far, the best indie book I've read is Auctumnalis by Parandus Gold. It's got a great story, great characters, and its atmosphere shifts constantly between dreamlike and nightmare fuel. It was the first time I was outright impressed by an indie novel. Definitely worth a look.


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Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 264 comments Tara wrote: "Mike you are hilarious! Your recommendation sounds awesome and intriguing. If you are interested I have a friend who has an indie author pidcast - I think she'd love to discuss the book. If you'd l..."

Which book, Tara - Interrogating Ellie?


Tara Woods Turner | 2063 comments Yes :)


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Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 264 comments Actually I could put her in touch with the author himself, who I know very well. I'll email you.

This is what I wrote about the book myself: http://mikerobbinsnyc.blogspot.com/20...


Tara Woods Turner | 2063 comments Perfect, Mike. Thanks.


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