What book can’t you put down? | Ask MetaFilter
“I’m looking for a really good story—I feel like I’m drowning in books but there’s nothing I really want to read. I’m tired of all these ‘literary’ novels where nothing really happens, or the big best-sellers that are all action and no substance. I don’t really care what genre, fiction, nonfiction, anything is fine as long as it really sucks you in.”
After reading this thread, I picked up Alan Furst’s 1991 novel Dark Star, about a Pravda journalist becoming mired in Western and Central European intrigue as World War II looms. An engaging read.