Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize
“A haunting story that centres on the suicide of a schoolboy, who leaves a note pronouncing that a person ‘has a philosophical duty to examine the nature of their life, and may then choose to renounce it.” Read more...
Very Short Books You Can Read In A Day
Support Five Books
Five Books interviews are expensive to produce, please support us by donating a small amount.
We ask experts to recommend the five best books in their subject and explain their selection in an interview.
This site has an archive of more than one thousand seven hundred interviews, or eight thousand book recommendations. We publish at least two new interviews per week.
Five Books participates in the Amazon Associate program and earns money from qualifying purchases.
© Five Books 2023