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Misery

Misery by Stephen King is an absolute classic. A very well-known writer, Paul Sheldon, has gotten into a car crash during a snowstorm, breaking both his legs. It seems he is going to die in the icy cold weather, when a woman pulls him out of the wreck. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is Paul's #1 fan. 

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The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker is a heart-wrenching and often disturbing novel about women in ancient Greece. The book tells the famous story of Homer's Iliad from a female perspective, focusing on the women and their struggles instead of the constant and inflated conflict of the men. It follows the hardships of a woman called Briseis, who, before having her city sacked by the Greeks, was the 18-year-old Queen of Lyrnessus. Now only a common slave in the Greek's army camp, she endures many scaring and traumatic events that shape her life forever.

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