Readalikes

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If you enjoy Ian Rankin as I do you may like to try reading the Javier Falcon series by Robert Wilson. These are multi-threaded detective stories with a shabby outsider like Rebus but they are set in Seville, Spain.

If you enjoy any author and would like to read other similar authors there are several ways of finding readalikes. No method is an exact science but all are of some use.

In the library there are several books to help including :

  • Who else writes like?
  • Sequels
  • Genreflecting
  • The readers’ advisory guide to genre fiction
  • Booklust

(These are kept on the Reference Desk at Springwood Library – you can just help yourself).

Online (click on the links):

  • Literature Maps ~ enter the name of your favourite author ~ the closer another author is to your one, the more like them they write
  • What should I read next?
  • Fantastic Fiction ~ at the bottom of the page there is a list of other authors people looked at when they looked at the current author

Heidi

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