Title Recommendations based on Kevin Doyle
One of William Faulkner's finest novels, As I Lay Dying, remains a captivating and stylistically innovative work. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren's family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her married life. Told through multiple voices, As I Lay Dying vividly brings to life Faulkner's imaginary South, one of literature's great invented landscapes, and is replete with the poignant, impoverished, violent, and hypnotically fascinating characters that were his trademark.
On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge.By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl's scheming imagination. And Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will color her entire life.
The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control.
Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam—a girl also suffering from various maladies—opens up the possibility of rekindling emotional attachments, confronting his psychologist father, and perhaps beginning a new life.
Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy?
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty—and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.
CIA agent Carrie Mathison has been relocated back to the US after causing an international incident in Iraq. In addition to the stress of her job, she battles bipolor disorder. As she goes deeper into her investigations, it becomes difficult to distinguish her imagination from reality.
Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps.
The Borgias tells the story of Rodrigo Borgia, the future Pope Alexander VI and his family. It follow events from 1492 when Rodrigo is elected pope and concludes in 1507 with Cesare's violent death.
Dune tells the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who will become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. Paul's noble family is named stewards of Arrakis, whose sands are the only source of a powerful drug called "the spice." After his family is brought down in a traitorous plot, Paul must go undercover to seek revenge, and to bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
To live in Texas is to love football—those who don't just don't know they love it yet. As the coach of the Dillon Panthers, Eric Taylor is out to make his players winners on the field. But his true coaching comes off the field, as his players deal with challenges of dysfunctional families, drugs, injuries, and heartbreak.
Archie Andrews lives in Riverdale, along with his friends Betty, Veronica, and Jughead. However, things are not as simple as they seem, and Archie is hiding something from his friends and family. And to make things worse, he and everyone else in town are potential suspects for the murder of a fellow student. It's a lot for a teenager to handle.
Shaun of the Dead is a humorous homage to Zombie movies from director Edgar Wright; an outrageous romantic comedy with zombies.
Dawson's Creek is focused on best high school friends, Dawson Leery, Joey Potter, and Pacey Witter. But their relationships are put to the test after new girl Jen Lindley moves to town and starts to shake things up.