8 Very Atmospheric Books That Will Leave You with a Pleasant Aftertaste - The Solihull Observer

8 Very Atmospheric Books That Will Leave You with a Pleasant Aftertaste

Solihull Editorial 24th Mar, 2023   0

Books give us new impressions, knowledge, and emotions. Is there anything more pleasant than reading a book in the evening with a cup of tea in a cozy blanket? Reading is soothing and allows you to completely relax, but if you like adrenaline and new sensations, then visit live casinos.

In this article, we have compiled a list of books with a wonderful atmosphere that will not leave you indifferent.

“Wonderland without Brakes and the End of the World”, Haruki Murakami

The idea to create something whole from two stories that take place in different places, and then intersect, came to Haruki Murakami five years before the publication of the novel. Then he felt that he had not sufficiently disclosed the topic, and now we see a modified and improved version. The novel has an unusual structure: the odd chapters are occupied by the story “Wonderland without Brakes”, and the even ones are “The End of the World”.

“The Magus”, John Fowles

John Fowles is an outstanding representative of postmodernism and a master of creating an atmosphere. In the book, he masterfully combines realism, mysticism, and detective. The novel is rich in references to ancient Greek myths, Shakespeare’s “Tempest” and even Chekhov. The work caused a mixed response from critics and readers, and many called it difficult, but the author assured that his novel made no more sense than in “Rorschach spots”.




“Silk and Other Stories” by Alessandro Baricco

Inside the book are six short stories by the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco. He knows how to reveal the characters so that you will remember them for a long time. His works have repeatedly occupied the top places on the bestseller lists in Italy and France — countries that know a lot about good love stories. And in 2007, the film adaptation of the novel “Silk” with Keira Knightley in the title role was released.

“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Almost everyone has heard about this work. One Hundred Years of Solitude is the second most important novel in Spanish after Don Quixote. Just think about it: Roman is already 52 years old, and he is still on the ear! It is no coincidence that Gabriel Garcia Marquez received the Nobel Prize for his valuable contribution to literature. The book will fit in a bag or backpack, it is convenient to take it with you on the road.


“Rebecca”, Daphne Du Maurier

Gothic melodrama, which some critics call “Jane Eyre” of the 20th century. In 2000, the novel won the Anthony Award and was named the best novel of the century. And he was also filmed by the inimitable Alfred Hitchcock. A beautiful hardcover edition with a red edge will be a wonderful gift for a lover of detectives.

“Shadow of the Wind”, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Carlos Ruiz Safon is the most popular Spanish writer of recent years. The book has been translated into 20 languages, and the author himself has received many awards. The novel retains the intrigue to the last page. “Shadow of the Wind” is part of a cycle of novels where the characters and storylines are connected, but each work is independent and plot-complete. Fans of science fiction will like it.

“The Art of hearing the heartbeat”, Jan-Philippe Zendker

The debut novel by Jan-Philippe Zendker. The author firmly decided to become a writer at the age of 13, but for a long time could not finish any work. And then he immediately gave out a bestseller… In his books, he pays great attention to spiritual development and the meaning of life, which was influenced by his acquaintance with Eastern culture.

“The Thirteenth Fairy Tale” by Diana Setterfield

Critics compare the style of Diana Setterfield with the sisters Bronte and Daphne Du Maurier. The novel was shortlisted for the British Book Oscar – Galaxy British Book Award 2007. The content of the book looks like a script and openly indicates where the reader is waiting for the beginning and development of the plot, and where the ending and the beginning are.

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