B is for Baffling

Posted April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized / Leave a comment!



(baf·fle): to frustrate or confound; thwart by creating confusion or bewilderment.

I like a little bit of puzzle in a good book. Nobody wants to start a book and expect every single thing that gets thrown at them. That’s no fun! I want to be kept guessing until the very end when everything comes together and you’re wondering why you were so stupid that you couldn’t figure it out. I love that feeling! I think it important in every book because that’s why people read in the first place. We want to experience something different and in real life experiences we don’t know what’s going to happen.

Here’s some excellent books that baffled me:

  • I am the Messenger
  • What the Night Knows
  • Exit Strategy
  • 1st to Die


Some really great books here. I especially love Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong. It’s such a great book. Any other suggestions? I’d love to hear from you!


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9 responses to “B is for Baffling

  1. Still getting the hang of commenting on some of the blogs so I hope this didn’t already post. Broken Prey by John Sandford is a good book with some unexpected twists that took me by surprise.

  2. I’ll also have to put some of your suggestions in my to be read list. I reccommend anything by Julio Cortazar. His short stories especially are always baffling and beautiful. He is argentinian but I’m sure they have some of his stuff translated in English.

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