The Year in Top Fiction Recommendations

Neil StraussBooks, Neil

On New Year’s Day, 2016, I looked at my bookshelf and thought it was time to read the stack of books that was piling up, most of them top fiction recommendations from others. It was time to re-enter the world that had inspired me to write in the first place: The intersection of imagination, craft, and storytelling. So I committed to emptying … Read More

A Seducer’s Library: The Top Game Books

Neil StraussNeil, The Game

Still out on the road doing research for the next book, but I took some time off to prepare an important list for those of you on your own Game-related self-improvement journey. Many people who’ve read The Game want to know what books influenced me as I was learning. And I’ve often recommended some of the following books. For those … Read More

Book of the Week: The Painted Bird

Neil StraussThe Loop

I get a lot of emails from people who don’t read fiction asking for recommendations of good fiction books to read. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to start recommending a few great fiction books that are impossible to put down. Starting with The Painted Bird. The Painted Bird is a dark book about the violence of human beings, … Read More