The most popular books in English
from 11801 to 12000

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. 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 …

11802. 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 …

11803. The Stories of English

David Crystal

The Stories of English is a 2004 book by British linguist David Crystal; it traces the history of the English language from the invasion of Great Britain by the Angles and Saxons in the 5th Century to the modern splintering of the language into its modern British, American, …

11804. Melmoth the Wanderer

Charles Maturin

'My hour is come ... the clock of eternity is about to strike, but its knell must be unheard by mortal ears!'Created by an Irish clergyman, Melmoth is one of the most fiendish characters in literature. In a satanic bargain, Melmoth exchanges his soul for immortality. The story …

11805. The Castle

Ismail Kadare

An English translation of the second work by this well respected author. A story of Albania's struggle against the Ottoman Turks, involving the siege of a medieval Albanian fortress by the Turks in the 15th century, and the defeat of the Turks by Skenderbeg. Born and raised in …

11807. The Begum's Fortune

Jules Verne

When two European scientists unexpectedly inherit an Indian rajah’s fortune, each builds an experimental city of his dreams in the wilds of the American Northwest. France-Ville is a harmonious urban community devoted to health and hygiene, the specialty of its French founder, …

11808. King Kong theory

Virginie Despentes

With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentesin her own words more King Kong than Kate Moss”delivers a highly charged account of women’s lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling …

11809. Coup de Grâce

Marguerite Yourcenar

Set in the Baltic provinces in the aftermath of World War I, Coup de Grace tells the story of an intimacy that grows between three young people hemmed in by civil war: Erick, a Prussian fighting with the White Russians against the Bolsheviks; Conrad, his best friend from …

11811. Fantomas

Marcel Allain

“One episode simply melts away as the next takes over” (The New York Times) in this deliciously sinister turn-of-the-century tale of a French evil genius run rampant. Three appalling crimes leave all of Paris aghast: the Marquise de Langruen is hacked to death, the Princess …

11812. Crossing the Mangrove

Maryse Condé

In this beautifully crafted, Rashomon-like novel, Maryse Conde has written a gripping story imbued with all the nuances and traditions of Caribbean culture. Francis Sancher--a handsome outsider, loved by some and reviled by others--is found dead, face down in the mud on a path …

11813. 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 …

11814. Violence and the Sacred

René Girard

His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy.

11815. Cathy's Book

Sean Stewart

Cathy's Book: If Found Call 266-8233 is a young adult novel with alternative reality game elements by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman, illustrated by Cathy Brigg. It was first published September 12, 2006 by Running Press. It includes an evidence packet filled with letters, …

11816. 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 …

11817. 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 …

11819. 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 …

11820. Franquin's Last Laugh

André Franquin

Franquin's Last Laugh is a collection of black comedy comic strips drawn by André Franquin, written by Franquin and Yvan Delporte. The one-page stories first appeared frequently in 1977, in the brief run of the Spirou magazine supplement, Le Trombone illustré. After this …

11821. 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.

11822. The Blade Itself

Marcus Sakey

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

11823. Landscape and memory

Simon Schama

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

11825. Tomorrow

Graham Swift

Tomorrow is a novel by Graham Swift first published in 2007 about the impending disclosure of a family secret. Set in Putney, London on the night of Friday, 16 June 1995, the novel takes the form of an interior monologue by a 49-year-old mother addressed to her sleeping teenage …

11826. The Great American Novel

Philip Roth

The Great American Novel is a novel by Philip Roth, published in 1973.

11829. The Deceiver

Frederick Forsyth

The Deceiver is a novel by Frederick Forsyth, about a retiring agent of the British SIS named Sam McCready. He is the head of Deception, Disinformation and Psychological Operations, and his maverick but brilliant successes have led to his nickname "The Deceiver."

11830. 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 …

11831. 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 …

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.

11835. 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.

11836. Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an …

Bruce Schneier

Many of us, especially since 9/11, have become personally concerned about issues of security, and this is no surprise. Security is near the top of government and corporate agendas around the globe. Security-related stories appear on the front page everyday. How well though, do …

11837. I Who Have Never Known Men

Jacqueline Harpman

I Who Have Never Known Men, originally published in French as Moi qui n'ai pas connu les hommes, is a 1995 science fiction novel by Belgian author Jacqueline Harpman. It is the first of Harpman's novels to be translated into English. It was originally published by Seven Stories …

11838. God's Bits of Wood

Ousmane Sembène

God's Bits of Wood is a 1960 novel by the Senegalese author Ousmane Sembène that concerns a railroad strike in colonial Senegal of the 1940s. It was written in French under the title Les bouts de bois de Dieu. The book deals with several ways that the Senegalese and Malians …

11839. 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 …

11840. Middle Age

Joyce Carol Oates

Middle Age : A Romance is a bestselling 2001 novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

11842. The Bad Seed

William March

The Bad Seed is a 1954 novel by American writer William March, the last of his major works published before his death. Nominated for the 1955 National Book Award for Fiction, The Bad Seed tells the story of a mother's realization that her young daughter has committed a murder, …

11844. 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 …

11845. 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.

11847. 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 …

11849. Iberia

James A. Michener

Iberia, by James A. Michener, is a detailed and illustrated exploration of Spain as it was during the mid-1960s. The author takes a measured, literary view on such subjects as the Moorish occupation, Islam, Catholicism, Francisco Franco and other controversial subjects. Michener …

11850. Funeral Rites

Jean Genet

Funeral Rites is a 1948 novel by Jean Genet. It is a story of love and betrayal across political divides, written this time for the narrator's lover, Jean Decarnin, killed by the Germans in WWII. The first edition was limited to 1,500 copies; in 1953 the text was revised by …

11851. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

11852. 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 …

11855. "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?"

Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan's second volume of war autobiography, "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?": A Confrontation in the Desert, was published in 1974, with Jack Hobbs credited as an editor. This book spans events from January to May 1943, during Operation Torch, the Allied liberation of Africa in …

11856. 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 …

11857. Adam of the Road

Elizabeth Janet Gray

Adam of the Road is a novel by Elizabeth Janet Gray. Gray won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1943 from the book. Set in thirteenth-century England, the book follows the adventures of a young boy, Adam. After losing his spaniel and minstrel …

11858. Bella at Midnight

Diane Stanley

Bella at Midnight is a fantasy novel for children by Diane Stanley. The story is based on the fairy tale Cinderella. It was first published in 2006.

11859. We Can Remember It for You Wholesale

Philip K. Dick

We Can Remember It for You Wholesale is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Citadel Twilight in 1990 and reprints Volume II of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick replacing the story "Second Variety" with "We Can Remember It …

11861. 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.

11862. Winter Warriors

David Gemmell

Winter Warriors, published in 1997, is a novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell. It is the eighth entry in the Drenai series. It is also the second of three stories that feature in the anthology Drenai Tales Volume Three. The story is set several decades after Gemmell's …

11863. 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 …

11864. The 33 Strategies of War

Robert Greene

The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene is a "guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the ... military principles in war.". It is composed of discussions and examples on offensive and defensive strategies from a wide variety of people and conditions, …

11865. Death of a Doxy

Rex Stout

Death of a Doxy is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by Viking Press in 1966.

11866. 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.

11867. The Golden Road

Lucy Maud Montgomery

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

11869. The Landry News

Andrew Clements

The Landry News is a children's book by Andrew Clements first published in the United States in 1999 by Aladdin.

11870. Count Karlstein

Philip Pullman

Count Karlstein, or, the Ride of the Demon Huntsman is the first children's novel written by British author Philip Pullman. It was published in 1982. The story was originally written by Pullman to be performed as a school play at Bishop Kirk Middle School, Oxford, where Pullman …

11871. Brimstone

Robert B. Parker

Brimstone is a 2009 Western novel by Robert B. Parker. It is the third novel featuring Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole, following the events of Appaloosa and Resolution.

11872. In the Best Families

Rex Stout

In the Best Families is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1950. The story was collected in the omnibus volumes Five of a Kind and Triple Zeck. This is the third of three Nero Wolfe books that involve crime boss Arnold Zeck and his …

11873. 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! …

11874. Crimson Joy

Robert B. Parker

A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he gets all the attention that Spenser and Hawk can give.Spenser plays against time while he tracks the Red Rose …

11875. 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 …

11876. 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 …

11877. New York Dead

Stuart Woods

New York Dead is the first novel in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1991 by HarperCollins. The novel takes place in New York City. The novel begins the story of Stone Barrington, a retired detective turned lawyer/private investigator.

11878. The Soprano Sorceress

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Soprano Sorceress is a book published in 1997 that was written by L.E Modesitt Jr.

11879. Lion of Macedon

David Gemmell

Over and again, the aged seeress Tamis scried all the possible tomorrows. In every one, dark forces threatened Greece; terrible evil was poised to reenter the world. The future held only one hope: a half-caste Spartan boy, Parmenion. So Tamis made it her mission to see that …

11880. Coronado

Dennis Lehane

Coronado: Stories is a collection of five short stories and a play by the American author Dennis Lehane. "Until Gwen", the collection's fifth story, was published in the June 2004 edition of The Atlantic prior to its inclusion in Coronado.

11881. Chiefs

Stuart Woods

Chiefs is the first novel in the Will Lee series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1981 by W. W. Norton & Company. The novel takes place in the fictional town of Delano, Georgia, over three generations, as three different police chiefs attempt to identify a serial …

11882. Rosa

Nikki Giovanni

Rosa is a children's picture book written by poet, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Bryan Collier. A biography of African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks, it won the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrators and was a Caldecott Honor Book in …

11883. My Legendary Girlfriend

Mike Gayle

My Legendary Girlfriend is the first novel Birmingham born lad lit writer Mike Gayle. It follows the story of Will Kelly who is still in love with his first proper girlfriend.

11885. 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" …

11886. The Eagle's Conquest

Simon Scarrow

The Eagle's Conquest is a 2001 novel by Simon Scarrow, about the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD. It is the second book in the Eagle Series

11887. Poil De Carotte

Jules Renard

Poil de carotte is a long short story or autobiographical novel by Jules Renard published in 1894, which recounts the childhood and the trials of a redheaded child. It is probably in this miserable childhood story where one should look for the origins of Renard's skepticism and …

11888. The Stingray Shuffle

Tim Dorsey

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

11891. 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.

11892. The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary and loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774; a revised edition of the novel was published in 1787. Werther was an important novel of the Sturm und Drang period in German literature, and …

11893. 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 …

11894. 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 …

11895. 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.

11896. The News Where You Are

Catherine O'Flynn

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

11897. 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 …

11898. Heavy Time

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

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

11899. 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 …

11900. 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.

11901. 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.

11903. 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 …

11904. 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.

11905. George's Secret Key to the Universe

Lucy Hawking

In their bestselling book for young readers, noted physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, provide a grand and funny adventure that explains fascinating information about our universe, including Dr. Hawking's latest ideas about black holes. It's the story of George, …

11907. Grasshopper

Ruth Rendell

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

11909. 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 …

11910. 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 …

11911. 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 …

11913. 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 …

11915. 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.

11916. Lisa and Lottie

Erich Kästner

Lottie and Lisa is a 1949 novel by Erich Kästner, about twin girls separated at birth who meet at summer camp. The book originally started out during World War II as an aborted movie scenario. In 1942, when for a brief time Kästner was allowed by the Nazi authorities to work as …

11917. 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.

11922. 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 …

11923. The Mothman Prophecies

John A. Keel

The Mothman Prophecies is a 1975 book by John Keel.

11924. 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.

11925. 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 …

11926. Transcendent

Stephen Baxter

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

11927. 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 …

11928. 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 …

11929. 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.

11930. 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 …

11931. 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 …

11932. The Double Bass

Patrick Süskind

From the author of Perfume and The Pigeon, this story revolves around the narrator's relationship with his double-bass. The play has been performed all over Germany and at the Edinburgh Festival.

11933. Professor Unrat

Heinrich Mann

Professor Unrat, which translates as "Professor Garbage," is one of the most important works of Heinrich Mann and has achieved notoriety through film adaptations, most notably Der blaue Engel with Marlene Dietrich. The book caricatures the middle and upper class educational …

11934. 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 …

11935. Daughter of Venice

Donna Jo Napoli

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

11936. 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"

11937. 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".

11938. 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 …

11939. 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 …

11940. 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.

11941. 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 …

11943. 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. …

11944. Operation Red Jericho

Joshua Mowll

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

11945. 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 …

11946. 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.

11947. 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.

11948. The Candy Shop War

Brandon Mull

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

11949. The Tenth City

Patrick Carman

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

11950. Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools

Alfred Aho

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 …

11953. 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.

11954. 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 …

11955. Troy: Fall of Kings

David Gemmell

Troy: Fall of Kings is a historical fantasy novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell, forming the final part of the Troy Series. It was finished by his wife, Stella Gemmell, following his death on July 28, 2006 and released under the joint authorship of David and Stella …

11957. 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.

11958. 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.

11959. The Silent Tower

Barbara Hambly

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

11960. Marrow

Robert Reed

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

11961. 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 …

11962. 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 …

11963. 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 …

11964. 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.

11965. 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.

11966. Walking Dead Compendium 1

Robert Kirkman

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

11968. Three Guineas

Virginia Woolf

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

11969. 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.

11970. 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 …

11974. 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.

11975. 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 …

11977. 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 …

11979. 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 …

11981. 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.

11983. I'll Take You There

Joyce Carol Oates

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

11984. 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 …

11985. 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 …

11986. 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.

11988. 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.

11989. 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.

11991. 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.

11992. 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, …

11993. 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 …

11994. 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 …

11995. 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 …

11996. 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.

11997. 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 …

11998. 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 …

11999. 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.

12000. 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 …



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