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Cruel and Unusual


Cruel and Unusual: Some Twists on Standard Genre Fiction
Courtyard Book Chats, August 14, 2007
Rebecca A. and Julie H. [Walt Branch]

Tag-team presenters Rebecca and Julie challenged each other to explore some genre-bending books that took each of them out of their normal reading “comfort zones”. The following list of “genre” works was the result — books that one or both of them thought would appeal to readers who might not normally read in a new category of fiction.

Area 7
A novel in the Shane Schofield series
by Matthew Reilly

Lord of Soundrels
A novel in the Soundrels series
by Loretta Chase

Killing Floor
A novel in the Jack Reacher series
by Lee Childs

The Grand Sophy
by Georgette Heyer

Along Came a Spider
A novel in the Alex Cross series
by James Patterson

The Viscount Who Loved Me
A novel in the Bridgerton series
by Julia Quinn

The Bone Collector
A novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series
by Jeffery Deaver

Agent of Change and Conflict of Honors
Novels in the Liaden Universe series
by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

The Warrior’s Apprentice
A novel in the Vorkosigan saga
by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Ugly Duckling
by Iris Johansen

The Tomb
A novel in the Repairman Jack series
by F. Paul Wilson

Guilty Pleasures
A novel in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series
by Laurell K. Hamilton

by Robin McKinley

Midnight Mass
by F. Paul Wilson

Storm Front
A novel in the Dresden Files series
by Jim Butcher

At Risk
by Stella Rimington

Fool for Love
by Eloisa James

Magic Study
by Maria V. Snyder

The Smoke Thief
by Shana Abe

A novel in the Firefly series
by Keith R.A. DeCandido