The most popular books in English.

What books are currently the most popular and which are the all time classics? Here we present you with a mixture of those two criteria. We update this list once a month.

11801. The Child Garden

Geoff Ryman

The Child Garden is a 1989 science fiction novel by Geoff Ryman. It won both the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1990. The novel is structured as two books with a brief introduction. The first book was originally published in two parts as "Love …

11803. Cracking India

Bapsi Sidhwa

Cracking India, is a novel by author Bapsi Sidhwa. Sidhwa's novel deals with the partition of India and its aftermaths. This is the first novel by a female novelist from Pakistan which describes the fate of people in Lahore. The novel deals with "the bloody partition of India …

11804. Perfect Circle

Sean Stewart

Perfect Circle is a 2004 novel by Sean Stewart. It was nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2004 and the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 2005. It is a contemporary realistic fantasy about an exorcist in Texas.

11807. The Phantom of Manhattan

Frederick Forsyth

The Phantom of Manhattan, a 1999 novel by Frederick Forsyth, is a sequel to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera, itself based on the original book by Gaston Leroux. Forsyth's literary concept is that Leroux had recorded factual events but, in review, had …

11809. Game of Shadows

Mark Fainaru-Wada

Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports is a bestselling non-fiction book published on March 23, 2006 and written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle. When Sports Illustrated …

11810. The Millionaire Mind

Thomas J. Stanley

The Millionaire Mind, published February 1, 2000 by Thomas J. Stanley, draws from the author's research of America's affluent to examine the ideas, beliefs and practices of the segment of the financial elite that use little or no consumer credit. The book debuted at #2 on the …

11811. Moments of Being

Virginia Woolf

MOMENTS OF BEING is a collection containing Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing. The author was well born, and in "Reminiscenses," the first of five pieces, she focuses on the death of her mother, "the greatest disaster that could happen," and its effect on her …

11812. Hero in the Shadows

David Gemmell

Hero in the Shadows, published in 2000, is a novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell. It is the third of three Waylander stories and was preceded by Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf.

11813. Language, Truth, and Logic

Alfred J. Ayer

Language, Truth, and Logic is a 1936 work of philosophy by Alfred Jules Ayer. It brought some of the ideas of the Vienna Circle and the logical empiricists to the attention of the English-speaking world. In the book, Ayer defines, explains, and argues for the verification …

11814. I Was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers

Philip Pullman

I was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers is a children's novel written by British author Philip Pullman. It was published in 1999.

11815. Colonization: Second Contact

Harry Turtledove

Colonization: Second Contact is an alternate history and science fiction novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first novel of the Colonization series, as well as the fifth installment in the Worldwar series.

11816. Author, Author

David Lodge

Framed by a dramatic and moving account of Henry James's last illness, Author! Author! begins in the early 1880s, describing James's friendship with the genial Punch artist, George Du Maurier, and his intimate but problematic relationship with fellow American novelist Constance …

11817. Against Interpretation

Susan Sontag

Against Interpretation is a collection of essays by Susan Sontag published in 1966. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, including "On Style," and the eponymous essay "Against Interpretation." In the last, Sontag argues that in the new approach to aesthetics the …

11818. Millions

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Millions is a children's novel published early in 2004, the first book by British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is an adaptation of his screenplay for the film Millions, although it was released six months before the film. Set in England just before British adoption of …

11819. The Frog Prince, Continued

Jon Scieszka

The Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka is a picture book parody "sequel" to the tale of The Frog Prince, in which a princess kisses a frog which then turns into a prince. It was first published in 1991. Instead of living happily ever after, issues ensue on both sides. The …

11820. Apex Hides the Hurt

Colson Whitehead

Apex Hides the Hurt is a 2006 novel by American author Colson Whitehead. The novel follows an unnamed nomenclature consultant who is asked to visit the town of Winthrop, which, rather conveniently for the nomenclature consultant, is considering changing its name. During his …

11821. The Silent Boy

Lois Lowry

The Silent Boy was written by Lois Lowry and was published in 2003. Categorized as both a young adult novel and historical fiction, The Silent Boy is set in a 20th-century farm community. The story was inspired by a pile of photos that Lowry found and which are interspersed …

11823. Torn

Amanda Hocking

Torn is the second book of the young adult paranormal literature series the Trylle Trilogy. It picks up the story of Wendy Everly and the Trylle that began in Switched. It was again self-published by Amanda Hocking as an eBook on 12 November 2010. The second book of the Trylle …

11824. Lion of Macedon

David Gemmell

Lion of Macedon is a historic fantasy novel by English author David Gemmell. First published in 1990, it and its 1991 sequel, Dark Prince, follow the career of a fictionalized version of the Macedonian general Parmenion. The story is loosely based on historic events, but adds …

11825. It's Not the End of the World

Judy Blume

It's Not the End of the World is a young adult novel written by Judy Blume, published in 1972.

11826. The Golden Road

Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Golden Road is a 1913 novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery.

11827. The Blade Itself

Marcus Sakey

The Blade Itself is a crime thriller novel by Marcus Sakey that was released in January 2007.

11829. The Broken Spears

Miguel León-Portilla

The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico is a book by Miguel León-Portilla, translating selections of Nahuatl-language accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. It was first published in Spanish in 1959, and in English in 1962. The most recent …

11831. The Chosen

Ricardo Pinto

The Chosen is a 1999 fantasy novel by Ricardo Pinto. It is the first book in The Stone Dance of the Chameleon trilogy, which concerns the harrowing experiences of the young and inexperienced heir to a ruling dynasty who is suddenly taken from his protected childhood and thrust …

11832. Knowledge of Angels

Jill Paton Walsh

Knowledge of Angels is a medieval philosophical novel by Jill Paton Walsh which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize.

11833. The Heather Blazing

Colm Toibin

The Heather Blazing is the 1992 novel by Irish writer Colm Tóibín. It was the writer's second novel and allowed him to become a full-time fiction writer. The intensity of the prose and the emotional tension under the colder eye with which the events are seen, provided him with a …

11834. Up in the Air

Walter Kirn

Up in the Air is a 2001 novel by American author Walter Kirn. It was adapted into the 2009 feature film Up in the Air, starring George Clooney.

11835. The Service of the Sword

David Weber

The Service of the Sword, published in 2003, was the fourth anthology of stories set in the Honor Harrington universe or Honorverse. The stories in the anthologies serve to introduce characters, provide deeper more complete backstory and flesh out the universe, so claim the same …

11836. Dave Barry Turns 50

Dave Barry

Dave Barry Turns 50 is a humor book written by humor Columnist Dave Barry, about turning 50, and reminiscing on the events of the Baby Boomer generation, as well as satirical advice on aging. The book includes the first known instance of the Waiter Rule - "If someone is nice to …

11838. Face Forward

Kevyn Aucoin

"Makeup should be fun, not fascist," celebrity makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin avers in Face Forward, his third book. One of the most adored stylists among fashionistas, entertainment divas, and high-society jet setters, Southern-born Aucoin arrived on the New York fashion scene in …

11839. Cup of Gold

John Steinbeck

In the 1670s Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: one to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa …

11841. The Social Construction of Reality

Peter L. Berger

The Social Construction of Reality is a 1966 book about the sociology of knowledge by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann. The work introduced the term social construction into the social sciences and was strongly influenced by the work of Alfred Schütz. The central concept of …

11842. Landscape and memory

Simon Schama

Landscape and memory is a 1995 book written by Simon Schama.

11843. A Crime in the Neighborhood

Suzanne Berne

A Crime in the Neighborhood is a novel by Suzanne Berne. It won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 1999. Told through the eyes of a ten-year-old girl, the book chronicles a child's murder in a sleepy suburb of Washington, D.C. against the backdrop of the unfolding Watergate scandal.

11844. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún is a book containing two narrative poems and related texts composed by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and HarperCollins on 5 May 2009. The two poems that make up most of the book were probably written during the …

11845. Darkwalker on Moonshae

Douglas Niles

Darkwalker on Moonshae is a fantasy novel by Douglas Niles and the first novel written for the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Published originally as a standalone novel, it is also the first part of The Moonshae …

11846. The Magic of Thinking Big

David J. Schwartz

Millions of readers have acquired the secrets of success through The Magic of Thinking Big. Achieve everything you always wanted: financial security, power and influence, the ideal job, satisfying relationships, and a rewarding, happy life.Set your goals high...then exceed them! …

11848. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

E. L. Konigsburg

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World is a middle-age or young-adult novel by E.L. Konigsburg. It is a kind of detective story and some reviews present it as mystery fiction. Amedeo Kaplan is both new boy and rich boy in the sixth grade. He longs to discover something "no one" …

11851. I'll Take You There

Joyce Carol Oates

I'll Take You There is a 2002 novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

11852. Father Brown Stories

G. K. Chesterton

Immortalized in these famous stories, G. K. Chesterton's endearing amateur sleuth has entertained countless generations of readers. For, as his admirers know, Father Brown's cherubic face and unworldly simplicity, his glasses and his huge umbrella, disguise a quite uncanny …

11854. The Revolution of Everyday Life

Raoul Vaneigem

One of the most important exponents of Situationist ideas, this treatise presents an impassioned critique of modern capitalism and serves as a cornerstone of modern radical thought. Originally published in early 1968, the book both kindled and colored the May 1968 upheavals in …

11855. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl

Tanya Lee Stone

A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl is the first novel by Tanya Lee Stone and written in a poetry-format. It follows the story of three girls who fall for the same bad boy intent on seducing every girl in school.

11856. Letters from the Inside

John Marsden

Letters From the Inside is a young adult novel written by Australian author John Marsden. It was first published in 1991.

11857. The Regatta Mystery

Agatha Christie

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1939. The first edition retailed at $2.00. The stories feature, with one exception, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple or Parker Pyne, …

11858. The Art of Drowning

Billy Collins

The Art of Drowning is a book of poetry by the American Poet Laureate Billy Collins, first published in 1995. John Updike described the collection as "Lovely poems--lovely in a way almost nobody's since Roethke's are. Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than …

11859. Winter Holiday

Arthur Ransome

Winter Holiday is the fourth novel of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. It was published in 1933. In this story, the third set of major characters in the series, the Ds — Dick and Dorothea Callum—are introduced. The series' usual emphasis on boats …

11860. The Riddle of the Third Mile

Colin Dexter

The Riddle of the Third Mile is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the sixth novel in Inspector Morse series. Inspector Morse is not sure what to make of the truncated body found dumped in the Oxford Canal, but he suspects it may be all that's left of an elderly Oxford don last seen …

11861. Mexico City Blues

Jack Kerouac

Mexico City Blues is a poem published by Jack Kerouac in 1959 composed of 242 "choruses" or stanzas. Written between 1954 and 1957, the poem the product of Kerouac's spontaneous prose, his Buddhism, and his disappointment at his failure to publish a novel between 1950's The Town …

11862. The Class

Erich Segal

The Class is Erich Segal's 6th novel, published in 1985. The class of the title is the Harvard Class of 1958, and particularly refers to five fictional members of this class: Andrew Eliot, Jason Gilbert, Theodore Lambros, Daniel Rossi and George Keller.

11866. The First Commandment

Brad Thor

The First Commandment is a 2007 spy thriller novel written by Brad Thor. It was Thor's sixth book preceded by Takedown, and was followed by The Last Patriot. It features his fictional character Scot Harvath. It was first published by Pocket Books in the United States on July …

11867. Rainbow Road

Alex Sanchez

Rainbow Road is the third in a trilogy by Alex Sánchez; the first two books are Rainbow Boys and Rainbow High respectively. The three main characters Nelson, Kyle, and Jason, are on a road trip told from the point of view from each one of them the summer after they graduate from …

11868. Camilla Dickinson

Madeleine L'Engle

Camilla Dickinson, also published as Camilla, is a 1951 novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Camilla Dickinson, a fifteen-year-old New Yorker, narrates an important approximately three-week period of her life in November 1950.

11869. The News Where You Are

Catherine O'Flynn

The News Where You Are is a book written by Catherine O'Flynn.

11870. The Collector Collector

Tibor Fischer

The Collector Collector is the third novel by British author Tibor Fischer first published in 1997, by Secker and Warburg in the UK and Henry Holt in the US. It has also been published in Canada and Germany. Mixed reviews appeared in many notable publications both in the UK and …

11871. Heavy Time

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Heavy Time is a book published in 1991 that was written by C. J. Cherryh.

11872. Emergence

David R. Palmer

Emergence is a science fiction novel written by David R. Palmer. It first appeared as a novella published in Analog Science Fiction in 1981. Analog also published Part II, 'Seeking,' in 1983. The completed novel then was published by Bantam in 1984. The plot follows a precocious …

11873. Dust tracks on a road

Zora Neale Hurston

Dust Tracks on a Road is the 1942 autobiography of black American writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston.

11875. Rules for Radicals

Saul Alinsky

Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals is the late work of community organizer Saul D. Alinsky, and his last book, published in 1971 shortly before his death. His goal for the Rules for Radicals was to create a guide for future community organizers to use …

11876. Allegiance

Timothy Zahn

Allegiance is a novel set in the Star Wars galaxy released in January 2007 by Del Rey. The book was written by Timothy Zahn.

11880. The Last Letter Home

Vilhelm Moberg

The Last Letter Home is a novel by Vilhelm Moberg from 1959. It is the fourth and final part of the The Emigrants series, the shortest book of the four, with a faster pace.

11881. Grasshopper

Ruth Rendell

Grasshopper is a novel by Barbara Vine, pseudonym of author Ruth Rendell, first published in 2000.

11882. Fools Crow

James Welch

Fools Crow is a 1986 novel written by Native American author James Welch. Set in Montana shortly after the Civil War, this novel tells of White Man's Dog, a young Blackfeet Indian on the verge of manhood, and his tribe, known as the Lone Eaters. The invasion of white society …

11883. Blood Red Horse : Book One of the de Granville …

K. M. Grant

Blood Red Horse is a 2004 young adult historical novel by author K M Grant. The book was published in 2004 by Puffin Books and in the US in 2005 by Walker Children's. Blood Red Horse is the first novel in the De Granville Trilogy and was followed by the books Green Jasper and …

11885. A Purple Place for Dying

John D. MacDonald

A Purple Place for Dying is the third novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald.

11886. The Secret of Annexe 3

Colin Dexter

The Secret of Annexe 3 is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the seventh novel in Inspector Morse series. The guests of Haworth Hotel rose late, after New Year's Eve. But there was one exception, the guest in Annexe 3 missed New Year's Day completely. He was still in his room, lying …

11887. The Mothman Prophecies

John A. Keel

The Mothman Prophecies is a 1975 book by John Keel.

11888. Transcendent

Stephen Baxter

Transcendent is the third novel in the Destiny's Children series by Stephen Baxter, and a 2006 Campbell Award nominee.

11889. Another Fine Myth

Robert Asprin

Another Fine Myth is a 1978 novel by Robert Lynn Asprin, and is the first book in the Myth Adventures series.

11890. Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders

John Mortimer

Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders is a 2004 novel by John Mortimer about defence barrister Horace Rumpole. It describes the events of the Penge Bungalow Murders, a case frequently referred to by Rumpole in earlier stories. It also includes a description of how Rumpole first …

11891. Daughter of Venice

Donna Jo Napoli

Daughter of Venice is an historical fiction/young adult novel, published in 2002 by Random House Inc.

11892. Operation Red Jericho

Joshua Mowll

Operation Red Jericho is the first novel in The Guild of Specialists trilogy by Joshua Mowll.

11893. Master of the World

Jules Verne

Master of the World, published in 1904, is one of the last novels by French pioneer science fiction writer, Jules Verne. It is a sequel to Robur the Conqueror. At the time Verne wrote the novel, his health was failing. Master of the World is a "black novel," filled with …

11894. Bones of the Earth

Michael Swanwick

Bones of the Earth is a 2002 science fiction novel by Michael Swanwick. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2002, and the Hugo, Campbell, and Locus Awards in 2003.

11895. The Scorpio Illusion

Robert Ludlum

The Scorpio Illusion is a 1993 novel by the late Robert Ludlum. It is a mix of suspense, drama, action and thriller.

11896. Marrow

Robert Reed

Marrow is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert Reed published in 2000.

11897. The Armies of the Night

Norman Mailer

The Armies of the Night is a nonfiction novel written by Norman Mailer and published by New American Library in 1968. It won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction and the National Book Award in category Arts and Letters. The book's full title is Armies of the Night: History …

11898. City at the End of Time

Greg Bear

Multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning author, Greg Bear is one of science fiction’s most accomplished writers. Bold scientific speculation, riveting plots, and a fierce humanism reflected in characters who dare to dream of better worlds distinguish his work. Now Bear has …

11899. Castle

Garth Nix

Castle is the second book in Garth Nix's The Seventh Tower series, published in October 1, 2000 by Scholastic. The cover design and art are by Madalina Stefan and Steve Rawlings respectively.

11900. Aenir

Garth Nix

Aenir is the third book in Garth Nix's The Seventh Tower series, published in 2001 by Scholastic. The cover design and art are by Madalina Stefan and Steve Rawlings respectively. This book was released recently in the UK.

11901. Walking Dead Compendium 1

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead: Compendium One is a 2009 book by Robert Kirkman.

11902. A place of my own

Michael Pollan

A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder was Michael Pollan's second book, after Second Nature: A Gardener's Education. In 2008 it was re-released and re-titled as A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams. The book begins by outlining how Michael reached …

11904. Hospital of the Transfiguration

Stanisław Lem

Hospital of the Transfiguration is a book written by Stanisław Lem. It tells the story of a young doctor, Stefan Trzyniecki, who after graduation starts to work in a psychiatric hospital. The story takes place during the Nazi occupation of Poland in the Second World War. The …

11905. The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My

Tove Jansson

The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My was the first Moomin picture book by Finnish author Tove Jansson, published in 1952 in Swedish. It is the first Moomin book to be adapted into an iPad app.

11906. Traitor

Matthew Stover

Traitor is a 2002 novel by Matthew Stover in the New Jedi Order series, which is set in the Star Wars universe. It is the thirteenth installment of the series.

11907. Love and Responsibility

Pope John Paul II

Love and Responsibility is a book written by Karol Wojtyła before he became Pope John Paul II and was originally published in Polish in 1960 and in English in 1981. A new, completely updated and original translation was published in 2013. The work consists of five chapters; One: …

11908. Champagne for One

Rex Stout

Champagne for One is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1958. The back matter of the 1995 Bantam edition of this book includes an exchange of correspondence between Stout and his editor at Viking Press, Marshall Best. A letter from …

11909. All Marketers Are Liars

Seth Godin

All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low Trust World is the seventh published book by Seth Godin, and the third in a series of books on 21st century marketing, following Purple Cow and Free Prize Inside.

11910. Primal Fear

William Diehl

Primal Fear is the 1993 thriller novel by William Diehl about Aaron Stampler, an altar boy accused of murder and Martin Vail, the attorney defending him. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1996, starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton. The characters of Stampler and …

11911. Azure Bonds

Jeff Grubb

Azure Bonds is a fantasy novel written by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb and was originally published in 1988. It is the opening novel of the Finder’s Stone Trilogy which is set within the world of the Forgotten Realms. It served as the basis for the computer game, Curse of the Azure …

11912. The Stingray Shuffle

Tim Dorsey

The Stingray Shuffle is Tim Dorsey's fifth novel, published in 2003.

11915. Lion of Senet

Jennifer Fallon

Lion of Senet is a fantasy novel written by Australian author Jennifer Fallon. It is the first in a trilogy titled the Second Sons.

11916. George's Secret Key to the Universe

Stephen Hawking

George's Secret Key to the Universe is a 2007 children's book written by Lucy and Stephen Hawking with Christophe Galfard. The book was followed by two sequels, George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt in 2009 and George and the Big Bang in 2011. It is intended for readers aged 9 and up.

11917. Dry Bones That Dream

Peter Robinson

Dry Bones that Dream is the seventh novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 1994, but has been reprinted a number of times since. The novel was later published in the …

11918. Over My Dead Body

Rex Stout

Over My Dead Body is the seventh Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout. The story first appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine. The novel was published in 1940 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.

11919. The Scarecrow of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Scarecrow of Oz is the ninth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Published on July 16, 1915, it was Baum's personal favorite of the Oz books and tells of Cap'n Bill and Trot journeying to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrowing the cruel King …

11920. The Lost Princess of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Lost Princess of Oz is the eleventh canonical Oz book written by L. Frank Baum. Published on June 5, 1917, it begins with the disappearance of Princess Ozma, the ruler of Oz and covers Dorothy and the Wizard's efforts to find her. The introduction to the book states that its …

11921. The Tenth City

Patrick Carman

The Tenth City is the third book in Patrick Carman's trilogy of novels, The Land of Elyon.

11924. La Rabouilleuse

Honoré de Balzac

A dazzling depiction of the power of money and the cruelty of life in 19th century France The Black Sheep is a compelling exploration of the nature of deceit His elegantly crafted tale of sibling rivalry Honor de Balzac s The Black Sheep is translated from the French with an …

11926. Irisches Tagebuch

Heinrich Böll

In IRISH JOURNAL, Heinrich Boll the celebrated novelist becomes Heinrich Boll the relatively obscure traveler, touring Ireland in the mid-1950s with his wife and children. While time may stand still in Irish pubs, Boll does not, and his descriptions of his various travels …

11927. Firefly: The Official Companion Volume One

Joss Whedon

This volume contains exclusive new interviews with Joss Whedon, the cast, executive producer and many other writers and crewmembers of 'Firefly'. It also contains full, uncut shooting scripts for some episodes, annotated with comments from the cast and crew.

11928. The prone gunman

Jean-Patrick Manchette

Also available in a new, movie tie-in edition, titled The Gunman (Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87286-664-5. Ebook ISBN: 9780872866652). Film opened March 20, 2015 starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, directed by Pierre Morel (Taken).Martin Terrier is a hired …

11929. The Man with the Golden Arm

Nelson Algren

The Man with the Golden Arm is Nelson Algren's most powerful and enduring work. On the 50th anniversary of its publication in November 1949, for which Algren was honored with the first National Book Award (which he received from none other than Eleanor Roosevelt at a ceremony in …

11930. The Dead Father

Donald Antrim

The Dead Father is a gargantuan half-dead, half-alive, part mechanical, wise, vain, powerful being who still has hopes for himself--even while he is being dragged by means of a cable toward a mysterious goal. In this extraordinary novel, marked by the imaginative use of language …

11931. Moth Smoke

Mohsin Hamid

Since the late 1970s, India in all her infinite variety has been brought to life as a posse of Indian authors writing in English have exploded onto the scene: Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Rohinton Mistry, Vikram Seth, Bharati Mukherjee--the list is legion. But …

11932. The Talented Mr. Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Three classic crime novels by a master of the macabre appear here together in hardcover for the first time.Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral, Patricia Highsmith's hero, the inimitable Tom Ripley, stops at nothing--not even murder-- to …

11933. The last world

Christoph Ransmayr

A man goes in search of the Roman poet Ovid, banished to the end of the world. He finds that Ovid's personality and stories have undergone a sea-change, and have fragmented themselves into lots of clues - people, bizarre events, odd stretches of landscape, and a story emerges.

11934. The voyeur

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Mathias, a timorous, ineffectual traveling salesman, returns to the island of his birth after a long absence. Two days later, a thirteen-year-old girl is found drowned and mutilated. With eerie precision, Robbe-Grillet puts us at the scene of the crime and takes us inside …

11935. Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Presents "The Tell-tale Heart," "The Masque of Red Death," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," and "Lenore"

11936. Brown's Requiem

James Ellroy

Brown's Requiem is a 1981 crime novel, the first novel by American author James Ellroy. Ellroy dedicated Brown's Requiem, "to Randy Rice".

11937. Peter & Max: A Fables Novel

Bill Willingham

Peter & Max: A Fables Novel is a 2009 novel based on the comic book Fables, written by series creator Bill Willingham; Steve Leialoha provided illustrations. The book was released by Vertigo on October 7, 2009. An audio book version was released on December 8, 2009; it is …

11938. Fools Die

Mario Puzo

Fools Die is a 1978 novel by Italian American author Mario Puzo. Played out in the worlds of gambling, publishing and the film industry, Merlyn and his brother Artie obey their own code of honor in the ferment of contemporary America, where law and organized crime are one and …

11939. Watch

Robert J. Sawyer

Watch, also called WWW: Watch, is a 2010 novel written by Canadian novelist Robert J. Sawyer. It is the second installment in the WWW Trilogy and was preceded by Wake and followed by Wonder.

11940. The Black Cloud

Fred Hoyle

The Black Cloud is a science fiction novel written by astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle. Published in 1957, the book details the arrival of an enormous cloud of gas that enters the solar system and appears about to destroy most of the life on Earth by blocking the Sun's radiation. …

11941. The Affluent Society

John Kenneth Galbraith

The Affluent Society is a 1958 book by Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith. The book sought to clearly outline the manner in which the post-World War II United States was becoming wealthy in the private sector but remained poor in the public sector, lacking social and …

11942. In the Heart of the Country

J. M. Coetzee

In the Heart of the Country is an early novel by South African-born Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee. The book is notable for being one of Coetzee's more experimental novels and is narrated through 266 numbered paragraphs rather than chapters.

11945. Profit over People

Noam Chomsky

Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order is a 1999 book by Noam Chomsky, published by Seven Stories Press. It contains his critique of neoliberalism.

11947. Glass Devil

Helene Tursten

Tod im Pfarrhaus is a book written by Helene Tursten.

11949. Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools

Jeffrey Ullman

Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools is a computer science textbook by Alfred V. Aho, Monica S. Lam, Ravi Sethi, and Jeffrey D. Ullman about compiler construction. Although more than two decades have passed since the publication of the first edition, it is widely …

11950. On the Water

H.M. van den Brink

On the Water is a 1998 novel by Dutch author Hans Maarten van den Brink. It recounts an unlikely sporting partnership which is shattered by the advent of World War II. The central roles are those of Anton and David, a rowing crew from opposite sides of Amsterdam society, and …

11951. Every Last Drop

Charlie Huston

Every Last Drop is a 2008 pulp-noir/horror novel by American writer Charlie Huston. It is the fourth novel in the Joe Pitt Casebooks, following Half the Blood of Brooklyn. The series follows the life of the New York vampyre Joe Pitt, who works sometimes as an enforcer for …

11954. Indiana

George Sand

Indiana is a novel about love and marriage written by Amantine Aurore Dupin; it was the first work she published under her pseudonym George Sand. Published in April 1832, the novel blends the conventions of romanticism, realism, and idealism. As the novel is set partly in France …

11956. Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville

De la démocratie en Amérique is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as Of Democracy in America, but English translations are usually titled simply Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed …

11958. A Dictionary of Maqiao

Han Shaogong

A Dictionary of Maqiao is a novel written by Chinese writer Han Shaogong. It was first published in 1996 and has been translated into English by Julia Lovell. Yazhou Zhoukan selected it as one of the top 100 greatest Chinese novels in the 20th century. Maqiao is a village in …

11959. Blue Eyes, Black Hair

Marguerite Duras

Blue Eyes, Black Hair is a 1986 novel by the French writer Marguerite Duras. It tells the story of a couple who meet by chance in a small vacation town. The man is homosexual and has recently fallen in love with a man with blue eyes and black hair. After meeting the woman at a …

11961. Three Guineas

Virginia Woolf

Three Guineas is a book-length essay by Virginia Woolf, published in June 1938.

11962. The Box of Delights

John Masefield

The Box of Delights is a children's fantasy novel by John Masefield. It is a sequel to The Midnight Folk, and was first published in 1935.

11963. Aya of Yop City

Marguerite Abouet

Aya of Yop City is a series of six bande dessinée albums written by Marguerite Abouet and drawn by Clément Oubrerie. The original French albums were published by Gallimard between 2005 and 2010. All six volumes have been translated into English by Drawn & Quarterly. Although …

11964. Watt

Samuel Beckett

Watt was Samuel Beckett's second published novel in English, largely written on the run in the south of France during the Second World War and published by Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press in 1953. A French translation followed in 1968.

11966. Terminal World

Alastair Reynolds

Terminal World is a 2010 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds. It is a standalone novel set in the distant future, and it chronicles the journey of Quillon, a pathologist forced into exile. The Gollancz hardcover edition of the book was published in March 2010 …

11970. Morgoth's Ring

J. R. R. Tolkien

Morgoth's Ring is the tenth volume of Christopher Tolkien's 12-volume series The History of Middle-earth in which he analyses the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. This volume, along with the subsequent The War of the Jewels, provides detailed writings and …

11971. Wormwood

G. P. Taylor

Wormwood is a fantasy sequel to Graham Taylor's Shadowmancer. It follows the adventures of the book's two main protagonists, Dr. Sabian Blake and his servant girl, Agetta Lamian. The work is a Christian allegory. The work, like its predecessor, was criticised for attacking other …

11972. Sector 7

David Wiesner

Sector 7 is a wordless picture book created and illustrated by David Wiesner. Published in 1999 by Clarion Books, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Honor for illustration in 2000.

11973. My Friend Rabbit

Eric Rohmann

My Friend Rabbit is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Eric Rohmann. Published in 2002, the book is a lighthearted tale about the friendship between a mouse and a rabbit. Rohmann won the 2003 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations. The book was adapted into an …

11974. The key to the Golden Firebird

Maureen Johnson

The Key to the Golden Firebird is the debut novel by noted young adult author Maureen Johnson. It was first published in 2004, and was listed as a Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association in 2005.

11975. The Way Things Work

David Macaulay

The Way Things Work is a book by Neil Ardley, illustrated by David Macaulay, as an entertaining introduction to everyday machines, describing machines as simple as levers and gears and as complicated as radio telescopes and automatic transmissions. Every page consists primarily …

11976. The Candy Shop War

Brandon Mull

The Candy Shop War is a children's fantasy novel by Brandon Mull about magic candy.

11977. Big Breasts and Wide Hips

Mo Yan

Big Breasts and Wide Hips is a novel by Mo Yan. It won Dajia Honghe Literature Prize in 1997. The book tells the story of a mother and her eight daughters and one son, and explores Chinese history through the 20th century.

11978. The Silent Tower

Barbara Hambly

The Silent Tower is a book published in 1986 that was written by Barbara Hambly.

11981. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax after he, his servant Conseil, and …

11983. The Bell at Sealey Head

Patricia A. McKillip

The Bell at Sealey Head is a 2008 fantasy novel by Patricia A. McKillip. It was nominated for the 2009 Locus Award as well as the 2009 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

11985. The Land of Green Plums

Herta Müller

The Land of Green Plums is a novel by Herta Müller, published in 1994 by Rowohlt Verlag. Perhaps Müller's best-known work, the story portrays four young people living in a totalitarian police state under the Soviet-imposed communist dictatorship in Romania, ending with their …

11986. Nor Crystal Tears

Alan Dean Foster

Nor Crystal Tears is a first-contact novel written by Alan Dean Foster about the meeting of the insectoid Thranx and Man. This sets in motion the creation of the Humanx Commonwealth; the political body that is the union of human and thranx society which forms the foundation for …

11987. The Teahouse Fire

Ellis Avery

The Teahouse Fire is a novel by Ellis Avery set in late nineteenth century Japan published by Riverhead in the US in 2006 and to be published by Random House in the UK as a paperback original.

11988. The blue horizon

Wilbur A. Smith

Blue Horizon is a 2003 novel by Wilbur Smith.

11989. Joseph Andrews

Henry Fielding

‘Kissing, Joseph, is but a Prologue to a Play. Can I believe a young Fellow of your Age and Complexion will be content with Kissing?’Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding’s first full-length novel, depicts the many colourful and often hilarious adventures of a comically chaste servant. …

11991. Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator

Jennifer Allison

Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator is the first book in the Gilda Joyce mystery series for children written by Jennifer Allison. Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator was published by Dutton Children's Books. There are three books in the series: Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator; …

11992. Death of a Gentle Lady

Marion Chesney

Death of a Gentle Lady is the twenty-fourth mystery novel in the Hamish Macbeth series by M. C. Beaton. It was first published in 2008.

11993. Falling Angel

William Hjortsberg

Falling Angel is a 1978 horror novel by William Hjortsberg. Written in a hardboiled detective style with supernatural themes, it was adapted into the 1987 film Angel Heart.

11996. Blindsight

Robin Cook

Blindsight is a novel by Robin Cook. Like most of Cook's other work, it is a medical thriller. This story introduces New York City pathologist Laurie Montgomery as being new to the medical examiner's office. She uncovers a series of drug overdoses and gangland-style murders with …

11997. 50th Anniversary Edition (Classic Seuss)

Dr. Seuss

Celebrate sleep with Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming bedtime story picture book. Van Vleck, a very small bug, is getting sleepy, and his yawn—contagious as yawns are—sets off a chain reaction, making all those around him feel sleepy, too! With typically Seussian nods to alarm …

11999. A History of Pi

Petr Beckmann

A History of Pi is a 1970 non-fiction book by Petr Beckmann that presents a layman's introduction to the concept of the mathematical constant pi.

12000. The Painted Word

Tom Wolfe

The Painted Word is a 1975 book of art criticism by Tom Wolfe.



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