The most popular books in English
from 12201 to 12400

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.

12201. Master of the Five Magics

Lyndon Hardy

Master of the Five Magics is a fantasy novel by Lyndon Hardy, first published in 1980. It is the first of a trilogy set in the same world; the second book is Secret of the Sixth Magic and the third Riddle of the Seven Realms. While the books feature different characters, each …

12203. The Codebreakers

Kahn

The Codebreakers – The Story of Secret Writing is a book by David Kahn, published in 1967 comprehensively chronicling the history of cryptography from ancient Egypt to the time of its writing. The United States government attempted to have the book altered before publication, …

12204. Natasha and Other Stories

David Bezmozgis

Natasha and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Canadian author David Bezmozgis. His first published book, Natasha was published in 2004. Stories from the collection first appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's and Zoetrope All-Story. The book is a collection of …

12205. The Second Confession

Rex Stout

The Second Confession is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1949. The story was collected in the omnibus volume Triple Zeck. It is the second of three Nero Wolfe novels that involve crime boss Arnold Zeck and his widespread …

12206. When my Name was Keoko

Linda Sue Park

When My Name Was Keoko is a 2002 Asian Historic Fiction novel written by Linda Sue Park. It was first published on March 18, 2002 through Clarion Books. The book is set in Korea during World War II, when Japan conquered Korea and was trying to destroy Korean culture. The story …

12207. The Peoples of Middle-earth

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Peoples of Middle-earth is the 12th and final volume of The History of Middle-earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien from the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. Some characters only appear here. So too do a few other works that did not fit anywhere else.

12208. Blood Done Sign My Name

Timothy Tyson

Blood Done Sign My Name is an autobiographical work of history written by Timothy B. Tyson while he was a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The book, published in 2004 and based in part on a Master of Arts thesis Tyson wrote in 1990 while …

12209. 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 …

12211. 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.

12212. Pat of Silver Bush

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush is a novel written by Lucy Maud Montgomery, noted for her Anne of Green Gables series. The protagonist, Patricia Gardiner, hates change of any kind and loves her home, Silver Bush, more than anything else in the world. She is very devoted to her family: her …

12213. The Time In Between

David Bergen

The Time in Between is a novel by Canadian author David Bergen. It deals with a man named Charles Boatman, who mysteriously returns to Vietnam, where he had been a soldier earlier in his life, and his children, Ada and Jon, who also go to Vietnam to search for him. Although …

12215. Queen's Gambit,the

Walter Tevis

NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES starring Anya Taylor-Joy from Academy-Award nominee Scott Frank and BAFTA nominee Allan Scott 'Superb' Time Out 'Mesmerizing' Newsweek 'Gripping' Financial Times 'Sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years - for the pure pleasure and …

12217. In a Strange Room

Damon Galgut

In a Strange Room is a 2010 novel by South African writer Damon Galgut. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010, as well as for the Ondaatje Prize.

12218. Evil for Evil

K. J. Parker

Second book in K. J. Parker's fantasy series The Engineer Trilogy.

12220. The Chosen

L. J. Smith

The Chosen is the fifth novel in the Night World series written by L. J. Smith. It was first published on February 1, 1997 by Simon Pulse. Since its release, it has been reprinted several times due to its cult status amongst Smith's fans.

12223. The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange …

Tom Reiss

The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life is a book written by Tom Reiss.

12224. The God Engines

John Scalzi

The God Engines is a science fiction novella by John Scalzi published in 2009. It was nominated for the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

12225. Moscow 2042

Vladimir Voinovich

Moscow 2042 is a 1986 novel by Vladimir Voinovich. In this book, the alter ego of the author travels to the future, where he sees how communism has been built up in Moscow: at first, it seems the government has actually been successful in doing so. But slowly it becomes clear …

12226. Mind Performance Hacks

Ron Hale-Evans

Mind Performance Hacks: Tips and Tools for Overclocking Your Brain is a self-help book using psychology and mnemonic techniques to improve thinking skills such as memory, creativity, mental math, and other cognitive abilities by Ron Hale-Evans, who wrote and researched …

12229. Bloodhype

Alan Dean Foster

Bloodhype is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is eleventh chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series, though it was written second, and it is an oddity for the characters since they only appear in the last third of the book. Foster originally …

12230. Martians, Go Home

Fredric Brown

Martians, Go Home is a science fiction comic novel written by Fredric Brown, published in Astounding Science Fiction on September 1954 and later by E. P. Dutton in 1955. The novel concerns a writer who witnesses an alien invasion of Earth by boorish little green men from Mars.

12231. The Birthday Present

Ruth Rendell

The Birthday Present is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under her pseudonym Barbara Vine. It was her first novel under this name in three years.

12232. Glory Lane

Alan Dean Foster

Glory Lane is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book takes place outside of either of Foster’s two usual universes, Spellsinger and the Humanx Commonwealth.

12233. So Much to Tell You

John Marsden

So Much to Tell You is a young adult novel by Australian author John Marsden, first published in 1987. It was his debut book. It was instantly successful in Australia and the US, and has since been translated into nine languages and awarded many highly acclaimed literary awards …

12234. Yon Ill Wind

Piers Anthony

Yon Ill Wind is the twentieth novel of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

12235. The Anatomy Lesson

Philip Roth

At forty, the writer Nathan Zuckerman comes down with a mysterious affliction—pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso, and taking possession of his spirit. Zuckerman, whose work was his life, is unable to write a line. Now his work is trekking from one …

12236. Into the Looking Glass

John Ringo

Into the Looking Glass is the first novel in the Looking Glass military hard science fiction series, written by American author John Ringo. The book was released in March 27, 2007 by Baen Books. The story involves travel through portals called looking glasses, the discovery of …

12237. The Risen Empire

Scott Westerfeld

The Risen Empire is a science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld.

12238. Where I Was From

Joan Didion

Where I Was From is a 2003 collection of essays by Joan Didion. It concerns the history and culture of California, where Didion was born and spent much of her life. Where I Was From combines aspects of historical writing, journalism, and memoir to present a history of California …

12239. In Death Ground

David Weber

In Death Ground is a 1997 military science fiction novel by David Weber and Steve White. The story is completed in the novel The Shiva Option. The title is taken from a passage in Chapter 11 of Sun Tzu's The Art of War: "In difficult ground, press on; On hemmed-in ground, use …

12240. Midnight Whispers

V. C. Andrews

Midnight Whispers is the fourth novel in the Cutler series, written in 1992 by the ghost-writer of V. C. Andrews novels, Andrew Neiderman. The novel follows the traditional formula of Andrews novels, and by being the fourth in its series, it thereby centres on the child of the …

12241. Exiles at the Well of Souls

Jack L. Chalker

Exiles at the Well of Souls is the second book in the Well of Souls series by American author Jack L. Chalker. Originally intended to be one book, the story was split into Exiles and Quest for the Well of Souls forming a duology.

12242. The Haunted Air

F. Paul Wilson

The Haunted Air is the sixth volume in a series of Repairman Jack books written by American author F. Paul Wilson. The book was first published by Gauntlet Press in a signed limited first edition then later as a trade hardcover from Forge and a mass market paperback from Forge.

12244. While I Live

John Marsden

While I Live is a book published in 2003 that was written by John Marsden.

12247. The White Road

Lynn Flewelling

The White Road is the fifth novel in Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series. Set in a fictional universe, the novel follows the adventures of a complex thief and his apprentice. It is preceded by Luck in the Shadows, Stalking Darkness, Traitor's Moon and Shadows Return. The White …

12248. WarCraft: Day of the Dragon

Richard A. Knaak

Warcraft: Day of the Dragon is a novel by Richard A. Knaak based in Blizzard Entertainments Warcraft Universe. It was published by Pocket Books. It is the first book released in the Warcraft Universe.

12250. The Story of Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman

The Story of Little Black Sambo is a children's book written and illustrated by Helen Bannerman, and first published by Grant Richards in October 1899 as one in a series of small-format books called The Dumpy Books for Children. The story was a children's favorite for more than …

12251. My Heartbeat

Garret Freymann-Weyr

My Heartbeat is a 2002 novel by Garret Freymann-Weyr, about a fourteen-year-old girl who discovers that her brother and his best friend, James, who she has been in love with for years, could be a couple. It was named a Printz Honor book in 2003.

12253. Berlin Diary

William L. Shirer

Berlin Diary is a first-hand account of the rise of Nazi Germany and its road to war, as witnessed by the American journalist William L. Shirer. Shirer, a radio reporter for CBS, covered Germany for several years until the Nazi press censors made it impossible for him to report …

12254. The Brotherhood of the Rose

David Morrell

The Brotherhood of the Rose is the first novel in a trilogy by David Morrell, first published in 1983. It is followed by The Fraternity of the Stone and The League of Night and Fog.

12256. The Assassini

Thomas Gifford

The Assassini is a 1990 thriller novel by American author Thomas Gifford, published by Bantam Books.

12257. Piercing

Ryū Murakami

Every night, Kawashima Masayuki creeps from his bed and watches over his baby girl's crib while his wife sleeps. But this is no ordinary domestic scene. He has an ice pick in his hand, and a barely controllable desire to use it. Deciding to confront his demons, Kawashima sets …

12258. The Viceroy of Ouidah

Bruce Chatwin

The Viceroy of Ouidah is a novel published in 1980 by Bruce Chatwin, a British author.

12259. Catch the Lightning

Catherine Asaro

Catch the Lightning is a novel by Catherine Asaro in the Saga of the Skolian Empire, also known as Tales of the Ruby Dynasty. The novel won the 1998 Sapphire Award for Best Science Fiction Romance and the UTC Readers Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

12260. Darkest Hour

V. C. Andrews

Darkest Hour is the fifth and final novel in a series of books about the Cutler family attributed to V. C. Andrews and published in 1993. It is allegedly based on the original ideas of Andrews but was written by ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman. Andrews is the credited author. The …

12262. The Crippled God

Steven Erikson

Savaged by the K'Chain Nah'Ruk, the Bonehunters march for Kolanse, where waits an unknown fate. Tormented by questions, the army totters on the edge of mutiny, but Adjunct Tavore will not relent. One final act remains, if it is in her power, if she can hold her army together, if …

12263. The Goblin Wood

Hilari Bell

The Goblin Wood is a 2003 teen fantasy novel by Hilari Bell.

12265. Pathfinder

Orson Scott Card

Pathfinder is a science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card, known for his novel, Ender's Game. This novel tells the story of Rigg, and his unusual ability to perceive the "paths" of living things throughout time. It is the first book in the ongoing Pathfinder …

12267. The Sight

Erin Hunter

The Sight is a children's fantasy novel. It was released April 24, 2007, and it is the first installment of the Warriors: Power of Three series by Erin Hunter. This book was recommended as Children's Summer reading by the Washington Post Children's Book Club.

12269. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Laini Taylor

The first book in the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini Taylor.Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.In a dark and dusty shop, a …

12270. Venus

Ben Bova

Venus is a science fiction novel by Ben Bova, part of the Grand Tour novel series and first published in the year 2000. The story follows Van Humphries, the son of the ruthless tycoon Martin Humphries, and his experiences on Venus.

12271. The Gathering

Kelley Armstrong

The Gathering is a novel by Kelley Armstrong. It was released April 12, 2011 by HarperTeen. The Gathering is the first book in Armstrong's Darkness Rising trilogy. Darkness Rising is the second trilogy in the Darkest Powers series. Darkness Rising follows a new set of kids. …

12272. Legend

Marie Lu

Legend is the much-anticipated dystopian thriller debut from US author, Marie Lu. THE must-read dystopian thriller fiction for all teen fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of Les Miserables, the series is set to be …

12273. Pincher Martin

William Golding

Pincher Martin: The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin, is a novel by British writer William Golding, first published in 1956. It is Golding's third novel, directly following The Inheritors, which in turn came after his magnum opus and debut Lord of the Flies. The novel is one of …

12274. The Casual Vacancy

J. K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy is a 2012 novel written by J. K. Rowling. The book was published worldwide by the Little, Brown Book Group on 27 September 2012. A paperback edition was released on 23 July 2013. It was Rowling's first publication since the Harry Potter series, her first apart …

12275. Survivor's Quest

Timothy Zahn

Survivor's Quest is a 2004 novel set in the Star Wars galaxy. The book was written by Timothy Zahn, and is the eighth, and, chronologically, the final book in his eight-book Thrawn series.

12277. We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Arthur Ransome

We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea is the seventh book in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. It was published in 1937. In this book, the Swallows are the only recurring characters. They are staying in a new location, Pin Mill on the River Orwell upstream …

12278. Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road

Neil Peart

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road is a 2002 philosophical travel memoir by Neil Peart, the drummer and main lyricist for the Canadian progressive rock band Rush. It chronicles Peart's long-distance motorcycle riding throughout North and Central America in the late 1990s, …

12279. Autobiography of Mark Twain

Harriet Elinor Smith (Hrsg.)

Autobiography of Mark Twain or Mark Twain’s Autobiography refers to a lengthy set of reminiscences, dictated, for the most part, in the last few years of American author Mark Twain's life and left in typescript and manuscript at his death. The Autobiography comprises a rambling …

12280. A Tramp Abroad

Ana Maria Brock

A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events, by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris, through central and southern Europe. While the stated …

12281. The Scramble for Africa

Thomas Pakenham

The Scramble for Africa is a comprehensive popular history of the Scramble for Africa written by Thomas Pakenham.

12282. History of the Russian Revolution

Leon Trotsky

The History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky is a 3 volume book on the Russian Revolution of 1917, first published in 1930, translated into English by Max Eastman in 1932. The three parts are: The Overthrow of Tzarism, The Attempted Counter-Revolution and The Triumph of …

12284. The Night in Lisbon

Erich Maria Remarque

History and fate collide as the Nazis rise to power in The Night in Lisbon, a classic tale of survival from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front. With the world slowly sliding into war, it is crucial that enemies of the Reich flee Europe at once. But so many …

12285. Staying On

Paul Scott

Instead of returning “home” when he retired, Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, and his wife Lily chose to remain in the small hill town of Pangkot with its eccentric inhabitants and archaic rituals left over from the days of the Empire.

12286. If You Liked School You'll Love Work

Irvine Welsh

If You Liked School You'll Love Work is a collection of short stories from novelist Irvine Welsh. It was released in the UK on 5 July 2007, and in the U.S. on 4 September 2007.

12287. They Thirst

Robert R. McCammon

A vampire turns Los Angeles into a city of the dead in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling and Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Swan Song. The Kronsteen castle, a gothic monstrosity, looms over Los Angeles. Built during Hollywood’s golden age for a long-dead screen …

12288. Crime and Punishment

Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length …

12290. A Frolic of His Own

William Gaddis

A Frolic of His Own is a book by William Gaddis, published by Poseidon Press in 1994. It was his fourth novel and it won his second U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.

12291. The Underground Man

Mick Jackson

The Underground Man is a novel by Mick Jackson. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for that year. It shows the life of an eccentric and reclusive Victorian Duke, loosely modeled on William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 5th Duke of Portland. His latest scheme involves building a …

12292. 1634: The Ram Rebellion

Eric Flint

1634: The Ram Rebellion is the seventh published work in the 1632 alternate history book series, and is the third work to establish what is best considered as a "main plot line or thread" of historical speculative focus that are loosely organized and classified geographically. …

12293. Simisola

Ruth Rendell

Simisola is a 1994 novel by British crime writer Ruth Rendell. It features her recurring detective Inspector Wexford, and is the 16th in the series. Though a murder mystery, the book also touches on the themes of racism and welfare dependency.

12294. The Last Mughal

William Dalrymple

The Last Mughal, The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 is a 2006 historical book by William Dalrymple.

12295. The Pluto Files

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet is a book written by astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson. The book is about Pluto, which was demoted to the status of dwarf planet in August 2006 by the International Astronomical …

12296. One Morning in Maine

Robert McCloskey

As we follow the story of Sal and his lost tooth we feel as refreshed as though we had spent a day with his family on their island".--Saturday Review. Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/14/1952Pages: 64Reading Level: …

12297. The story of an African farm

Olive Schreiner

The Story of an African Farm was South African author Olive Schreiner's first published novel. It was an immediate success and has become recognised as one of the first feminist novels.

12298. Cymbeline

William Shakespeare

Cymbeline /ˈsɪmbɨliːn/, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare, set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. Although listed as a tragedy in the …

12299. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. It first appeared in 1689 with the printed title An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate filled later …

12300. The Sibley Guide to Birds

David Allen Sibley

The Sibley Guide to Birds is a reference work and field guide for the birds found in the North American region as defined by the American Birding Association. It is written and illustrated by ornithologist David Allen Sibley. The book provides details on 810 species of birds, …

12301. Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Elizabeth Kolbert

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change is a 2006 non-fiction book by Elizabeth Kolbert. The book attempts to bring attention to the causes and effects of global climate change. Kolbert travels around the world where climate change is affecting the …

12302. The Naked Civil Servant

Quentin Crisp

The Naked Civil Servant is the 1968 autobiography of witty gay icon Quentin Crisp, adapted into a 1975 film of the same name starring John Hurt. The book began as a 1964 radio interview with Crisp conducted by his friend and fellow eccentric Philip O'Connor. A managing director …

12303. A Perfect Peace

Amos Oz

A Perfect Peace is a 1982 novel by Israeli author Amos Oz that was originally published in Hebrew by Am Oved. It was translated by Hillel Halkin and published in the United States by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1985.

12304. The Dragon in the Sea

Frank Herbert

The Dragon in the Sea, also known as Under Pressure from its serialization, is a novel by Frank Herbert. It was first serialized in Astounding magazine from 1955 to 1956, then reworked and published as a book in 1956. It is usually classified as a psychological novel.

12306. Pat the Bunny

Dorothy Kunhardt

Pat the Bunny is a "touch and feel" book for small children and babies and has been a perennial best-seller in the United States since its publication in 1940. It is not a book in the traditional sense, but more a collection of things to do, such as pat the fake fur of a rabbit …

12307. The Shadow Lines

Amitav Ghosh

The Shadow Lines is a Sahitya Akademi Award-winning novel by Indian writer Amitav Ghosh. It is a book that captures perspective of time and events, of lines that bring people together and hold them apart; lines that are clearly visible from one perspective and nonexistent from …

12308. The Trial of Henry Kissinger

Christopher Hitchens

The Trial of Henry Kissinger is Christopher Hitchens' examination of alleged war crimes of Henry Kissinger, the National Security Advisor and later United States Secretary of State for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Acting in the role of the prosecution, Hitchens …

12309. Pale gray for guilt

John D. MacDonald

Pale Gray for Guilt is the ninth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The plot revolves around McGee's investigation into the death of his close friend Tush Bannon, who he suspects has been murdered because of his refusal to sell his waterfront property to …

12310. The Short Reign of Pippin IV

John Steinbeck

In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court …

12313. Blood Fever

Charlie Higson

Blood Fever is the second novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Fleming's superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The novel, written by Charlie Higson, was released in the United Kingdom on 5 January 2006 by Puffin Books.

12315. The Iron Ring

Lloyd Alexander

The Iron Ring is a fantasy novel for children by Lloyd Alexander. It features a young king Tamar who leaves Sundari Palace on a quest journey in a land of humans and talking animals, which are inspired by Indian mythology. The caste system of India is one ground for conflict in …

12316. The Eye in the Pyramid

Robert Anton Wilson

The Illuminati, an inside joke? The lunatic fringe? Or a hellish conspiracy of psychotic lost souls hidden for centuries, unleashing its evil on a naive, defenseless world? It was Saul Goodman's lousy luck to smell the trail in some underground memos in a bombed-out office--the …

12317. The Green Brain

Frank Herbert

The Green Brain, initially published as Greenslaves, is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert.

12318. Blood's a Rover

James Ellroy

Blood's a Rover is a 2009 crime fiction novel by American author James Ellroy. It follows American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand as the final volume of Ellroy's Underworld USA Trilogy. A 10,000-word excerpt was published in the December 2008 issue of Playboy. The book was …

12321. Bear Island

Alistair MacLean

Bear Island is a thriller novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. Originally published in 1971 with a cover by Norman Weaver, it was the last of MacLean's novels to be written in first-person narrative. This novel is a locked room mystery with the added twist that the scene …

12322. Clandestine in Chile

Gabriel García Márquez

"Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín" is a report, written by Gabriel García Márquez, about the Chilean filmmaker Miguel Littín’s clandestine visit to his home country after 12 years in exile. After 10 years of dictatorship, Augusto Pinochet issued a list with …

12323. 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 …

12325. 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 …

12326. The Bolivian Diary of Ernesto Che Guevara

Che Guevara

THE BASIS OF THE MOVIE “CHE: PART TWO” FROM STEVEN SODERBERGH STARRING BENICIO DEL TORO This is Che Guevara’s last diary, compiled from notebooks found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian army in October 1967 and subsequently executed. It became an instant …

12327. The heretic : a novel of the Inquisition

Miguel Delibes

An ode to tolerance and the liberty of conscience, The Heretic is an unforgettable story of a man and the passions that move him to action. In this winner of the Premio Nacional de Narrativa, Spain’s most prestigious literary prize, Miguel Delibes takes us into the heart of …

12328. 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 …

12329. The Green Ray

Jules Verne

The Green Ray is a novel by the French writer Jules Verne published in 1882 and named after the optical phenomenon of the same name. It is referenced in a 1986 film of the same name by Eric Rohmer.

12335. The Beggar

Naguib Mahfouz

The Beggar is a 1965 novella by Naguib Mahfouz about the failure to find meaning in existence. It is set in post-revolutionary Cairo during the time of Gamal Abdel Nasser.

12337. Anthills of the Savannah

Chinua Achebe

A searing satire of political corruption and social injustice from the celebrated author of Things Fall ApartIn the fictional West African nation of Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. …

12340. Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

Studs Terkel

"Hard Times": An Oral History of the Great Depression is a telling of the oral history of the Great Depression written by Studs Terkel. It is a firsthand account of people of varying socio-economic status who lived in the United States during the Great Depression. The first …

12341. China Men

Maxine Hong Kingston

China Men is a 1980 collection of "stories" by Maxine Hong Kingston, some true and some fictional. It is a sequel to The Woman Warrior with a focus on the history of the men in Kingston's family. It won the 1981 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Kingston wrote The Woman …

12342. 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 …

12344. Your Face Tomorrow Volume 2: Dance and Dream

Javier Marías

Your Face Tomorrow Volume 2: Dance and Dream is a 2004 novel by the Spanish writer Javier Marías. Margaret Jull Costa's English translation was published by New Directions in 2006. It became a London Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2007.

12345. 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 …

12347. Jihad vs. McWorld

Benjamin Barber

Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a 1995 book by American political scientist Benjamin Barber, in which he puts forth a theory that describes the struggle between "McWorld" and "Jihad". Benjamin Barber similarly questions the impact of …

12348. The Language of the Night

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction is a collection of essays written by Ursula K. Le Guin and edited by Susan Wood. It was first published in 1979 and published in a revised edition in 1992. The essays discuss various aspects of the science fiction …

12349. The Iron Dream

Norman Spinrad

The Iron Dream is a metafictional 1972 alternate history novel by Norman Spinrad. The book has a nested narrative that tells a story within a story. On the surface, the novel presents an unexceptional pulp, post-apocalypse science fiction action tale entitled Lord of the …

12350. Heart Songs

Annie Proulx

Heart Songs is a 1994 collection of short stories by Annie Proulx. Most of the stories in the 1994 collection had been previously been published as Heart Songs and Other Stories in 1988.

12351. Can't Stop Won't Stop

Jeff Chang

Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth …

12353. Camber of Culdi

Katherine Kurtz

Camber of Culdi is fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Ballantine Books on June 12, 1976. It was the fourth novel in Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the first book in her second Deryni trilogy, The Legends of Camber of …

12356. 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 …

12357. Trumpet

Jackie Kay

Trumpet is the debut novel of Scottish writer and poet Jackie Kay. It chronicles the life and death of fictional jazz artist, Joss Moody, through the eyes of his family, friends, and strangers.

12359. Flicker

Theodore Roszak

Flicker is a novel by Theodore Roszak published in 1991. The novel covers approximately 15–20 years of the life of film scholar Jonathan Gates, whose academic investigations draw him into the shadowy world of esoteric conspiracy that underlies the work of fictional B-movie …

12361. Imajica

Clive Barker

Imajica is a fantasy novel by British author Clive Barker. Barker names it as his favourite of all his writings. The work, 825 pages at its first printing in 1991, chronicles the events surrounding the reconciliation of Earth, called the Fifth Dominion, with the other four …

12362. Toby and the Secrets of the Tree

Timothée de Fombelle

A breathless, high-stakes quest to save the miniature world of the Tree — and reunite loved ones lost — unfolds with wit, suspense, and startling revelations.Toby’s world is under greater threat than ever before. A giant crater has been dug right into the center of the Tree, …

12364. The Armchair Economist

Steven Landsburg

The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life is an economics book written by Rochester professor of economics Steven Landsburg. The first edition appeared in 1993. A revised and updated edition appeared in May 2012. The underlying theme of the book, as Landsburg states on …

12365. Gone, But Not Forgotten

Phillip Margolin

· In Portland, Oregon, the wives of several prominent businessmen have disappeared without a trace, leaving behind only a black rose and a note with a simple message: “Gone, But Not Forgotten.” · An identical series of disappearances occurred in Hunter’s Point, New York, ten …

12367. Great Jones Street

Don DeLillo

Published in 1973, Great Jones Street is Don DeLillo's third novel. It centers on rock star Bucky Wunderlick, who also narrates the novel. There is a good deal of surreal imagery. Running Dog, a parody of Rolling Stone introduced in Great Jones Street, would later play a central …

12368. 1635: The Cannon Law

Eric Flint

1635: The Cannon Law is the sixth book and fifth novel published in the 1632 series by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis. It is the second novel in the French-Italian plot thread, which began with 1634: The Galileo Affair and was published by Baen Books in 2006. The book explores the …

12369. Driven to Distraction

Edward Hallowell

Driven to Distraction is a book by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey which investigates the nature of Attention Deficit Disorder.

12372. Shatterday

Harlan Ellison

Mercurial, belligerent, passionately in love with language and wild ideas, Harlan Ellison has won more awards for imaginative literature than any other living writer. Though his contemporary fantasies have been compared favorably with the dark visions of Borges, Barthelme, Poe, …

12373. Young Goodman Brown

Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Young Goodman Brown" is a short story published in 1835 by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story takes place in 17th century Puritan New England, a common setting for Hawthorne's works, and addresses the Calvinist/Puritan belief that all of humanity exists in a state …

12375. Warped Passages

Lisa Randall

Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions is the debut non-fiction book by Lisa Randall, published in 2005, about particle physics in general and additional dimensions of space in particular. The book has made it to top 50 at amazon.com, …

12377. Weedflower

Cynthia Kadohata

Weedflower is an American children's historial fiction novel by Cynthia Kadohata, who received the Newbery and Whiting Awards. The cover photography of the first edition is by Kamil Vojnar. The story is set in the United States and told from the perspective of twelve-year-old, …

12378. Far North

Marcel Theroux

Far North is a book written by Marcel Theroux.

12379. Playing Beatie Bow

Ruth Park

Playing Beatie Bow is an Australian children's book written by Ruth Park and first published on 31 January 1980. The story is set in Sydney, Australia and is about a girl named Abigail who travels back in time to colonial Sydney-Town in the year 1873, where she meets Beatie Bow, …

12380. Threshold

Sara Douglass

Threshold is a 1997 fantasy novel by South Australian author Sara Douglass.

12381. The Walking Dead, Vol. 10

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Vol. 10 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

12382. The Zenith Angle

Bruce Sterling

The Zenith Angle is a science fiction novel by Bruce Sterling, first published in 2004, about a pioneering expert in computer and network security with a traditional hacker personality named Derek Vandeveer. His life irrevocably changes after the September 11th, 2001 attacks on …

12383. The hidden face of Eve

Nawal El Saadawi

"This powerful account of the oppression of women in much of the Arab world remains as shocking today as when it was first published, more than a quarter of a century ago. Nawal El Saadawi writes out of a powerful sense of the violence and injustice which permeated her society. …

12384. The Lair of Bones

Dave Wolverton

The Lair of Bones is the fourth novel in David Farland's epic fantasy series The Runelords. It is the final novel in the saga's original story arc.

12385. Derailed

James Siegel

Derailed is a thriller novel written by James Siegel and published in February 2003. It tells the story of Charles Schine, a man who works in the advertising business, who suddenly finds himself having an affair, being blackmailed, and having the police investigate him for …

12386. Storm Thief

Chris Wooding

Storm Thief is a 2006 dystopian science-fiction novel written by Chris Wooding and published by Scholastic Books. It also has elements of the Gothic, tech-punk, and alternate history genres. It is set on a futuristic island-city known as Orokos, which is plagued by deadly …

12387. The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen Hawking

The Universe in a Nutshell is one of Stephen Hawking's books on theoretical physics. It explains to a general audience various matters relating to the Lucasian professor's work, such as Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem and P-branes. It tells the history and principles of modern …

12388. Half-Broken Things

Morag Joss

A gripping tale of psychological suspense perfect for the readership of Minette Walters and Ruth Rendell, Half Broken Things is a novel that peers into the lives of three dangerously lost people…and the ominous haven they find when they find each other.Jean is a house sitter …

12389. Emerald sea

John Ringo

Emerald Sea is a book published in 2004 that was written by John Ringo.

12390. Cally's War

John Ringo

Cally's War is a novel by John Ringo and Julie Cochrane, and is part of the Legacy of the Aldenata series. It follows Michael O'Neal's daughter Cally, who, raised from an early age by her paternal grandfather to be familiar with weapons and tactics, becomes a professional …

12391. Snowflake Bentley

Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Snowflake Bentley is a children's picture book written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian. Published in 1998, the book is about Wilson Bentley, the first known photographer of snowflakes. Azarian won the 1999 Caldecott Medal for her illustrations.

12392. The House of Dies Drear

Virginia Hamilton

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton is a children's mystery novel, with sinister goings-on in a reputedly haunted house. It was published by Macmillan in 1968 with illustrations by Eros Keith. The novel received the 1969 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

12393. Mystery Mile

Margery Allingham

Mystery Mile is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1930, in the United Kingdom by Jarrolds Publishing, London, and in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York. Following his first, supporting appearance in The Crime at Black Dudley, it is the first of …

12394. Forest Born

Shannon Hale

Forest Born is a fantasy novel by Shannon Hale. It is the fourth book in the Books of Bayern series.

12395. The Princess Diaries, Volume VII and 1/2: Sweet …

Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries, Volume VII and 1/2: Sweet Sixteen Princess is a young adult book in the critically acclaimed Princess Diaries series. Written by Meg Cabot, it was released in 2005 by Harper Collins Publishers and is the third novella in the series.

12396. Private Arrangements

Sherry Thomas

Private Arrangements is the debut historical romance by Sherry Thomas.

12400. Go the Fuck to Sleep

Adam Mansbach

"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this."--The New Yorker"A parenting zeitgeist"--Washington Post"A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to …



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