10 great books with incredibly interesting plot twists
Have you ever read a book that seemed to be just okay at the beginning but at some point it blew your mind with its intricate plot twists and amazing ending? Suddenly you realize that not-so-obviously connected characters and events are somehow very much intertwined with each other, and there you go — you can’t put the book down until the very end.
Here are some great examples of such books. Even if you’re an avid reader and great at solving mysteries, these stories will definitely impress you with their false protagonists, intriguing flashbacks and brilliant plot twists.
David Mitchell — Cloud Atlas
This is an amazing and captivating novel that takes you from the mid-nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. It consists of six stories about six not-so-random people who are destined to share their future. ‘Cloud Atlas’ is really something of a puzzle, and everyone who attempts to solve it may end up with a very different yet fascinating picture.
‘A Game of Thrones’ is the first novel in ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ a series of high fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. You have most probably watched the adapted television series, but if you haven’t, I’m sure you have heard of it. The story takes place on the fictional continent of Westeros that is being torn apart by dynasty war. Which house will take control of Westeros and lead its people toward prosperity and peace?
The Hours, a 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, tells the story of three random women who live their own lives in their own time and space. Despite of that, they are also very much alike in some ways, and maybe that is why their destinies will intertwine by a series of fortunate and not-so-fortunate events.
Jonathan Safran Foer — Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
A touching and sincere novel about 9-year-old Oskar, who is trying to unravel the mystery surrounding his father’s death. Throughout the story he travels to different places and meets different people. By asking them some very profound questions, he hopes to find his very own kind of peace.
Virginia Woolf presented her admirers with no ordinary novel. It is pure magic, a whole other world of emotions and coincidental events. It’s a mosaic portrait that puts together the past and present in one single day — a Wednesday in mid-June of 1923.
‘The House of Sleep’ is an intriguing novel that explores the psychology of sleep and issues of time and self-identity. Sarah, Terry, Gregory and Robert, a group of young university students, reside in a gloomy Victorian manor called Ashdown. A couple of years later they come back to Ashdown, being somehow forever connected by a sleep disorder from which they all suffer.
‘The Forsyte Saga’ is a Nobel Prize-winning, great fundamental work of John Galsworthy, which chronicles the life of three generations of a big London family with their convictions and beliefs. The author brilliantly depicted the commercial upper class English society of that time with all its greediness, jealousy and betrayal.
The novel consists of three different stories about different people: an artist who is insanely in love with some enigmatic woman, a paranoid psychopath who escaped the hospital and two war criminals from opposing sides of the great galactic war. At first, it seems pretty much impossible for them to share their destinies, but eventually links between these three story lines will become more apparent.
On a cold winter day, a baby girl was kidnapped from a car. The very same day, a young woman gives birth to her baby. Thirteen years later, solicitor Robert Knight’s stepdaughter wins a place at a prestigious music school in London. The only problem is that his wife, Erin, doesn’t want the girl to go to this school. One day, Robert finds Erin’s letters that prove that his wife has been lying to him about her past. This is one absolutely gripping thriller that you will find hard to put down.
Fannie Flagg — Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
The now-classic novel about women and their friendship, told by Fannie Flagg, is most often described as folksy. Some find it fresh and affecting. No matter what the critics say, you will surely enjoy this endearing story full of love, rivalry and challenges every woman faces.