Fiction books are books that fall into no particular category.
They refuse to be categorised because they are diverse in their subjects, varied in their scope and deal with a multitude of issues that a book in a specific category may not do.
They are also aimed at a far wider audience than a genre book
Crime Fiction books are, undoubtably, among the best fiction books of all the fiction genres. Detective fiction is everywhere. Crime movies are very popular in the cinema and on television in a variety of mini-series. Almost every author seems to want to try their hand.
Short Story writing is one of the broadest kinds around. The only common feature is that the stories are usually fiction, and even that may not always be the case. There are an abundent number of collections and anthologies to choose from. And there are the stallworths, authors who specialise in the short story. Almost every author has a go at the short story because they can feature ideas that would not work as well in a longer form. There is something about the immediacy of the short story that is not in the novel. No long build up and introduction to characters. Just straight in.
Thrillers are one of the most popular categories of books. It is the thrill-of-the-chase. Will the hapless hero come good in the end? Will the fair maiden be saved? What is the fate of the Earth?
Science Fiction introduces us to possibilities. It is the world of the future, a world that has the potential to come about. The only thing standing in the way is technology. If someone told you forty years ago that there would be driverless cars you would have thought them crazy. But we are on the cusp. There is no guarantee that they will be used by most people but the possibility is there. The Internet was predicted in a science fiction novel. Now it is reality. So open up to the possibilities of the future and then just wait.
Fantasy books are for dreamers. What is wrong with a dream? It was dreamers that brought civilisation to the world. Perhaps it is not exactly what the dreamers contemplated, but it is a far cry from what was there before. The creative process that sees the chance of building or making something new is unique to man on the scale that humans have achieved. At least as far as we know at this time. But the dream was the starting point. The authors in this section have this ability to dream in abundence.
Horror fiction is enthralling, dark and scary. A horror book is a not-put-down book. It encapsulates the promise of a fantasy or a romance to lull you into a false sense of security.
Then it grips you with the twist of a thriller and won't let you go until you have been through the wringer of emotions. Some have happy endings, some are dark, but you never know until the very last page. And tempting as it is to sneak a look you are still too caught up withthe here and now to look. And perhaps a little scared too.
Children's Books. Enlightening, entertaining and educational. The theory is that if it is fun it is not work. The authors here are masters of getting the good stuff in when you don't notice it. Roddy Doyle can be rude at times, but he is also filling you with creative ideas. Roald Dahl is keeping you busy with theatrics and unusual behaviour but letting you know how best to behave, even though it is a bit naughty.
Anthropology is the study of humans in a societal sense in both the past and the present circumstances. There are branches of anthropology, social, cultural, linguistic and biological, all studying different aspects of human behaviour in their own surroundings. Robert Ardrey is an exponent of biological anthropology. Desmond Morris works on cultural anthropology and explains how humans and animals behave in relation to other humans and other animals. Laurens van der Post questions how humans fit into the surroundings of a world where humans and animals must co-exist in order for it to continue at all.
Art Books comprises art history, art appreciation and art instruction. Here we have G C Arcan writing about the Renaissance period of art, Douglas Cooper writing on Paul Klee and Donald Sasson gives us an in depth view on the Mona Lisa. Henk J van den Berg is also featured with his Dutch views. For beginners wanting to experiment we have Watercolour and Sketching for Beginners.
Biography & Autobiography includes a wide vista of works on people from Literature, music, entertainment, politics, the sciences, in fact almost every subject you can think of. There are books about President Barak Obama, actor James Dean, comedians Peter Kay and Griff Rhys Jones and many more.
Business books tell us how business works and how it sometimes does not work. Here we have examples of Ryanair and Wall-Mart and some excellent writing on business practices by eminent businessmen.
Computer & Technology The Cyber world explained and examined. Books on the effects of computer technology, hacking, and a look at one of the early exponents of the computer worls, IBM.
Correspondence is how we relate to each other. Communication through letters has always been popular, even if nowadays it happens more often in the cloud. Here are some correspondences between some very well known people which gives us an insight into their lives that we otherwise would not be able to get.
Here we have books on the theatre, acting and screenplays.
The environment is possibly the most important issue we face today. It is the issue that we cannot afford to get wrong. The consequences are far too great to take the environment and nature lightly. Here we have some of the world's best writers on the subject to enlighten us.
There are famous essays and famous essayists. Here we have some famous essaysists and some not so famous essayists. Anthony Burgess would have been known for his outspoken personality. His journalism and essays speak for themselves. Tim Parks delivers more an autobiographical style, writng about everyday things. Kurt Vonnegut Jr takes a poke at consumerism as he describes Galapagos. Tom Wolfe takes a more political stance as he percieves how the establishment are dealing with the new kids on the block.