Bring me to the edge of my seat, and then push me over!
May 25, 2006 2:41 PM Subscribe
What's the most exciting novel you've ever read? I mean this in the simplest sense: an exciting plot. I'm looking for page-turners. Novels that keep you on the edge of your seat and refuse to let you sleep until you finish them. I'm looking for genre novels -- but I don't care what genres: Mystery, thriller, sci-fi, etc. (though sci-fi/fantasy has been done-to-death here, so I'm really more interested in other genres.) Oh, I care about words. So no matter how exciting, I'll quit reading if the prose is crappy.
posted by grumblebee to Media & Arts (148 answers total) 172 users marked this as a favorite
I know that any type of novel can be exciting, but I'm looking for purity. For instance, if it's a novel of ideas that happens to also be exciting, go ahead and list it, but that's not really what I'm looking for. I'm looking for BEACH READING. I'm looking for the "24" of novels.