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January 9, 2012 7:47 PM Subscribe
My father is beginning to have difficulty following books that have multiple plot-lines or too many characters. Can you recommend some books he might enjoy?
posted by yuwtze to writing & language (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In particular, he has problems with complex storytelling (multiple simultaneous plots, stories told from the viewpoints of multiple characters, non-linear timelines, etc.), characters referred to by different names in different contexts, and just having too many characters to keep track of. Length isn't too much of an issue, just the complexity.
He generally sticks to the mystery/thriller type, but he also likes some Christian/inspirational type books.
He's recently enjoyed Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag because he could "keep track of what's going on." He's also picked up Agatha Christie again, and is enjoying those.
Other authors he's enjoyed in the past:
Mary/Carol Higgins Clark
Robert Ludlum/Robin Cook/Dean Koontz/Michael Crichton
Recommendations for specific books, series, or authors all are welcome.