Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Surprisingly good read from Susanna Clarke, which is an imaginative tour de force of otherworldliness, magic & the ruthlessness of ambition

The Flying Man by Etienne Bijnens

A beautifully and intelligently composed novel about loss, regret and guilt interspersed with philosophical leanings and literary suggestion

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

These tales are a mixture of the absurd with the flighty, all told with a vibrant voice, some with humour and a lot with a tinge of darkness

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Yann Martel’s book is surreal at times, but profoundly moving. I loved The High Mountains of Portugal and can’t recommend it enough.

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

An interesting story of a woman’s life in 1930s Ireland as related by her intertwined with the notes of Dr. Grene, her doctor in the mental hospital in which she has grown old.