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Old 05-31-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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Very short chapters

I have this hunch that if you want to recommend books with short chapters to me - and I do ask that help - it might be only in the thriller genre.

I need readable enough books with short to very short chapters. Hope I get a couple of replies. That will do.
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:43 PM   #2
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I have this hunch that if you want to recommend books with short chapters to me - and I do ask that help - it might be only in the thriller genre.

I need readable enough books with short to very short chapters. Hope I get a couple of replies. That will do.
Anything by James Patterson. He must be the king of very short chapters. I enjoyed the early books in the Alex Cross series.
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:04 PM   #3
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I have this hunch that if you want to recommend books with short chapters to me - and I do ask that help - it might be only in the thriller genre.
Are you looking for only thrillers or do you want other genres too?

For Fantasy, L.E. Modesitt, Jr tends to have a lot of short chapters in his books. I really like the Recluce series starting with The Magic of Recluce.

Here's a Goodreads list, and a Reddit thread about this too.
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:46 PM   #4
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I just read Upload by Collin Tobin and Twisted Prey by John Sandford and both had mostly short chapters
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:39 PM   #5
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All the Light We Cannot See certainly has short chapters.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:54 PM   #6
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Cyberstorm - what I'm reading now - has very short chapters. Almost to the point of blurring chapters and paragraphs in some cases (an exaggeration, but still, some chapters are really short!)

The book is about short term post-apocalypse survival. An OK read. Not great, but not bad either.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:23 AM   #7
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Are you looking for only thrillers or do you want other genres too?

For Fantasy, L.E. Modesitt, Jr tends to have a lot of short chapters in his books. I really like the Recluce series starting with The Magic of Recluce.

Here's a Goodreads list, and a Reddit thread about this too.
I like Fantasy too, Dazrin. Thanks for the links!
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:25 AM   #8
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I just read Upload by Collin Tobin and Twisted Prey by John Sandford and both had mostly short chapters
I'll try them, MickeyC. Thank you.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:28 AM   #9
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Cyberstorm - what I'm reading now - has very short chapters. Almost to the point of blurring chapters and paragraphs in some cases (an exaggeration, but still, some chapters are really short!)

The book is about short term post-apocalypse survival. An OK read. Not great, but not bad either.
Can you mention the author, haertig? It's important for I could distinguish among other books by the same name.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:29 AM   #10
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All the Light We Cannot See certainly has short chapters.
I do have this book! Big thanks, jandrew!
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I guess the Dan Brown novels could be called thrillers, and from memory the two that I've read had very short chapters. Just checked - 105 chapters in Da Vinci Code and 137 in Angels and Demons.
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I guess the Dan Brown novels could be called thrillers, and from memory the two that I've read had very short chapters. Just checked - 105 chapters in Da Vinci Code and 137 in Angels and Demons.
I can attest to them, as I read them some time ago. Thanks anyway artig.
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Paula Hawkins's Into the Water is thrillerish with short chapters, but I don't recommend it.
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Paula Hawkins's Into the Water is thrillerish with short chapters, but I don't recommend it.
Fair enough. It must have been a particularly bad book.
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Fair enough. It must have been a particularly bad book.
It was extremely choppy, because Hawkins had dozens of different POV characters, shifting from chapter to chapter, making it extremely annoying to try to follow who was who and who knew what, for very little eventual payoff.

Sharon Bolton's Dead Woman Walking has mostly short chapters, if I remember correctly. That's one I can definitely recommend.
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