Best one-breath books

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There are some books that you should read slowly and carefully, gradually becoming acquainted with the characters and events. There are also those that captivate you from the first pages and make you forget everything until the final sentences. When you need to pass the time on a long drive or keep yourself amused on a cold evening, novels that can be read in one breath are the greatest option. A dynamic detective story, a cult fantasy, an action-packed drama, or a hilarious story are all possibilities.

  • The Picture Of Dorian Grey, Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, The Picture of Dorian Gray, is his most recognized and influential work.

Dorian is a vain and attractive young man. He is terrified of aging and ugliness. One day, admiring his own portrait, he expresses a secret wish: that the image would age instead of him, and Gray would remain handsome forever. As it turns out… Years of depraved and criminal life pass, yet Gray’s young face bears no signs of it. And he has already expressed regret for his gift.

The novel has a lively and satirical tone to it. It’s terrifyingly fascinating to watch the main character’s gradual and inevitable degeneration.

  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

John Boyne is an Irish author who writes for both children and adults. He rose…



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