The most popular books in English
from 8201 to 8400

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.

8201. East Is East

T. Coraghessan Boyle

A young Japanese seaman jumps ship off the coast of Georgia and washes ashore on a barrier island inhabited by a strange mix of rednecks, descendents of slaves, genteel retired people, and a colony of artists. The result is a sexy, savagely hilarious tragicomedy of thwarted …

8202. The Doll People

Ann M. Martin

The Doll People is a children's novel written by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, first published in 2000. It is illustrated by Brian Selznick, the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It tells a story about the imaginary world of dolls when no one is watching. A doll made of …

8205. The Library of Babel

Jorge Luis Borges

"The Library of Babel" is a short story by Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis Borges, conceiving of a universe in the form of a vast library containing all possible 410-page books of a certain format and character set. The story was originally published in Spanish in …

8206. The End of History and the Last Man

Francis Fukuyama

The End of History and the Last Man is a 1992 book by Francis Fukuyama, expanding on his 1989 essay "The End of History?", published in the international affairs journal The National Interest. In the book, Fukuyama argues that the advent of Western liberal democracy may signal …

8211. The Rock of Tanios

Amin Maalouf

An exploration of myth, passion and loyalty from the Lebanon's troubled past, The Rock of Tanios is another superbly rich and rewarding novel from the author of Samarkand and Leo the African. Expertly controlling his multi-faceted narrative with prose of great beauty and power, …

8214. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble is a children's picture book written and illustrated by William Steig. It won him the Caldecott Medal, his first of many Caldecott and Newbery Medal honors. It tells the tale of Sylvester, a donkey from the fictional community of Oatsdale, who …

8215. No Way to Treat a First Lady

Christopher Buckley

No Way to Treat a First Lady is a satirical novel by Christopher Buckley, first published in 2002. The novel follows the trial of Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, a fictional First Lady accused of murdering her husband, the President of the United States.

8216. Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger

Louis Sachar

Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger is a 1995 children's book by American author Louis Sachar, and the third book in his Sideways Stories From Wayside School series.

8217. Die Judenbuche

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff

Die Judenbuche is a novella written by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and first published in 1842. The beech tree becomes a significant symbol in the story. It has been considered as potentially one of the first murder mysteries and is indeed often viewed as a crime thriller or …

8219. Larklight

Philip Reeve

Larklight, or the Revenge of the White Spiders! or to Saturn's Rings and Back! is a young adult novel by author Philip Reeve. Illustrated by David Wyatt, it is the first book in the Larklight Trilogy. Larklight is a space opera set in an alternate Victorian era, in which mankind …

8220. Paradise News

David Lodge

Paradise, tourist style. It's a very long way from home. Bernard Walsh is in Hawaii on family business, escorting his querulous father to the bedside of a long-forgotten aunt. His mission transports him from quiet obscurity in Rummridge, England, to a lush tropical playground, …

8222. The Art of War

Nicolas Machiavel

The Art of War is a treatise by the Italian Renaissance political philosopher and historian Niccolò Machiavelli. The format of The Art of War is a socratic dialogue. The purpose, declared by Lord Fabrizio Colonna at the outset, "To honor and reward virtù, not to have contempt …

8223. School Days

Robert B. Parker

School Days School Days is a work of detective fiction by American author Robert B. Parker, the 33rd in his acclaimed Spenser series.

8224. Happy Ever After

Nora Roberts

Dreams are realized in the final novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts's Bride Quartet.As the public face of Vows wedding planning company, Parker Brown has an uncanny knack for fulfilling every bride's vision. She just can't see where her own life is …

8226. Damage

Josephine Hart

Damage is a 1991 novel by Josephine Hart about a British politician who, in the prime of life, causes his own downfall through an inappropriate relationship. It was adapted into a film of the same title by Louis Malle in 1992, as well as into an opera by Greek composer …

8227. Peeling the Onion

Günter Grass

Peeling the Onion is an autobiographical work by German Nobel Prize-winning author and playwright Günter Grass, published in 2006. It begins with the end of his childhood in Danzig when the Second World War breaks out, and ends with the author finishing his first great literary …

8228. To Green Angel Tower

Tad Williams

To Green Angel Tower is the third and final novel in Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy. At over 520,000 words, it is one of the longest novels ever written. Due to the length of the novel, the paperback version had to be split into two separate volumes, known as To …

8229. Sapphique

Catherine Fisher

Sapphique is a young-adult fantasy and science fiction novel written by Catherine Fisher, first published in 2008 in the UK. It is the sequel to Incarceron, and concludes the story of Finn's quest for freedom. Sapphique was released in the US in December, 2010. Sapphique is also …

8231. Voodoo River

Robert Crais

Voodoo River is a 1995 detective novel by Robert Crais. It is the fifth in a series of linked novels centering on the private investigator Elvis Cole.

8232. The Land of Painted Caves

Jean M. Auel

The Land of Painted Caves is a historical fiction novel by Jean M. Auel published in March 2011. It is the sequel to The Shelters of Stone – published 9 years earlier – and is the sixth and final book in the Earth's Children series. It describes Ayla's life among the Zelandonii, …

8234. Frozen Tracks: A Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novel

Åke Edwardson

Frozen Tracks is a 2001 novel by Swedish crime-writer Ake Edwardson, part of his Inspector Erik Winter series. The novel was the third of his books to win the Swedish Crime Academy Prize for Best Crime Novel of the Year, and the first of those books to be translated into …

8235. Honor's Splendour (1990)

Julie Garwood

In the feuding English court, gentle Lady Madelyne suffered the cruel whims of her ruthless brother, Baron Louddon. Then, in vengeance for a bitter crime, Baron Duncan of Wexton—the Wolf—unleashed his warriors against Louddon's main. Exquisite Madelyne was the prize he …

8237. The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Bobby Henderson

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a satirical book written by Bobby Henderson that embodies the main beliefs of the parody religion the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism. The Flying Spaghetti Monster was created by Bobby Henderson in an open …

8238. The Waterworks

E. L. Doctorow

“An elegant page-turner of nineteenth-century detective fiction.”–The Washington Post Book World One rainy morning in 1871 in lower Manhattan, Martin Pemberton a freelance writer, sees in a passing stagecoach several elderly men, one of whom he recognizes as his supposedly dead …

8239. The Doomsday Conspiracy

Sidney Sheldon

The Doomsday Conspiracy is a thriller novel by American writer Sidney Sheldon published in 1991. The story concerns an American naval officer who encounters a mysterious force during an investigation in a balloon accident in the Swiss Alps.

8240. The Negotiator

Frederick Forsyth

The Negotiator is a crime novel by Frederick Forsyth first published in 1989. The story includes a number of threads that are slowly woven together. The central thread concerns a kidnapping that turns into a murder and the negotiator's attempts to solve the crime.

8241. The Meaning of It All

Richard Feynman

The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist is a non-fiction book by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. It is a collection of three previously unpublished public lectures given by Feynman in 1963. The book was first published in hardcover in 1998, ten …

8242. Love overboard

Janet Evanovich

She's been called "side-splittingly funny" (Publishers Weekly), "a blast of fresh air" (Washington Post), and "a winner" (Glamour). She is, of course, Janet Evanovich, the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum mystery series. Now available for …

8243. Ammonite

Nicola Griffith

Ammonite is Nicola Griffith's first novel, published in 1992. It won both the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT fiction, and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award for science fiction or fantasy that explores or expands our understanding of gender.

8244. The Shockwave Rider

John Brunner

The Shockwave Rider is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, originally published in 1975. It is notable for its hero's use of computer hacking skills to escape pursuit in a dystopian future, and for the coining of the word "worm" to describe a program that propagates itself …

8245. When Gravity Fails

George Alec Effinger

When Gravity Fails is a cyberpunk science fiction novel by George Alec Effinger published in 1986. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1987 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1988. The title is taken from "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues", a song by Bob Dylan: …

8247. Dragonsbane

Barbara Hambly

Dragonsbane is a fantasy novel written by author Barbara Hambly and published by Del Rey Books in 1985.

8248. Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl is a young-adult fantasy novel written by Irish author Eoin Colfer. It is the first book in the Artemis Fowl series, followed by Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. Described by its author as "Die Hard with fairies", it follows the adventures of Artemis Fowl, a …

8249. The Complete Stories

Isaac Asimov

The Complete Stories is a discontinued series intended to form a definitive collection of Isaac Asimov's short stories. Originally published in 1990 and 1992 by Doubleday, it was discontinued after the second book of the planned series. Altogether 86 of Asimov's 382 published …

8250. The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel

Alain de Botton

The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel is a book by Alain Botton.

8251. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Robert Olen Butler

The Vietnam War continues to play itself out in fiction, autobiography, and history books, but no American author has captured the experiences of the Vietnamese themselves--and caught their voices--more tellingly than Robert Olen Butler, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for A …

8252. Pay It Forward

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Pay It Forward is a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde, released in 1999 which was adapted into the motion picture Pay It Forward which released theatrically and to DVD in 2000–2001.

8253. The Warlord of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Warlord of Mars is a science fantasy novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third of his famous Barsoom series. Burroughs began writing it in June, 1913, going through five working titles; Yellow Men of Barsoom, The Fighting Prince of Mars, Across Savage Mars, The Prince …

8254. A winter book, selected stories

Tove Jansson

A Winter Book is a book written by Finnish author Tove Jansson in 1998. It features 13 stories from Tove Jansson’s first book for adults, The Sculptor’s Daughter plus seven of her most cherished later stories.

8256. Dragon Haven

Robin Hobb

Dragon Haven is a novel by Robin Hobb, the second novel in The Rain Wild Chronicles. In a blog post Robin Hobb wrote: "The untitled book I am working on now picks up the tale of the Tarman expedition in search of Kelsingra. It’s my work in progress and threatens to be a long …

8257. Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

Drew Karpyshyn

Path of Destruction is a novel in the Star Wars saga and is centered on the life of Darth Bane and the fall of the first Sith order. It was written by Drew Karpyshyn and was released on September 26, 2006. The book takes place roughly 1,000 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A …

8258. The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare is the seventh book in The Cat Who Series by Lilian Jackson Braun, published in 1988.

8259. Rocket Ship Galileo

Robert A. Heinlein

Rocket Ship Galileo is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, published in 1947, about three teenagers who participate in a pioneering flight to the Moon. It was the first in the Heinlein juveniles, a long and successful series of science fiction novels published by …

8260. The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel

The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel is a compilation of all Hempel's short stories published between 1985 and 2005. The collection was published by Scribner in 2006 with an introduction by Rick Moody. The book was a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was …

8261. The Disappearing Spoon

Sam Kean

The Disappearing Spoon, also known by its full title of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, is a 2010 book by science reporter Sam Kean. The book was first published in hardback on …

8262. Hiroshima Mon Amour: A Screenplay

Marguerite Duras

Jacket description/back: One of the most influential works in the history of cinema, Alain Renais's Hiroshima Mon Amour gathered international acclaim upon its release in 1959 and was awarded the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film festival and the New York Film …

8263. Mountolive

Lawrence Durrell

The intrigues of Justine and Balthazar multiply and deepen in the third volume of the Alexandria Quartet, giving us a novel of labyrinthine intricacy and mesmerizing beauty. In the first two novels of this profoundly innovative masterpiece, Lawrence Durrell explored two sides …

8264. The diaries, 1910-1923

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka's Diaries, written in German language between 1910-1923, include casual observations, details of daily life, reflections on philosophical ideas, accounts of dreams, and ideas for stories. Kafka’s diaries offer a detailed view of the writer's thoughts and feelings, as …

8265. Escape from Freedom

Erich Fromm

Escape from Freedom, known as The Fear of Freedom outside North America, is a book by the Frankfurt-born psychologist and social theorist Erich Fromm, first published in the United States by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. in 1941. In the book, Fromm explores humanity's …

8267. Ancestors of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Ancestors of Avalon is a 2004 historical fantasy novel written by Diana L. Paxson, and based on an idea of the late Marion Zimmer Bradley. The book is one of 7 prequels to Bradley's popular fantasy novel Mists of Avalon. The characters of Ancestors of Avalon have appeared …

8269. Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

Gary Paulsen

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod is a non-fiction book written by Gary Paulsen. It was published in 1994 and it also is the inspiration for the Disney movie, Snow Dogs.

8273. The Prometheus Deception

Robert Ludlum

The Prometheus Deception is a spy fiction thriller novel written in 2000 by Robert Ludlum about an agent in an ultraclandestine agency known only as the Directorate named Nick Bryson, alias Jonas Barett, alias Jonathan Coleridge, alias The Technician, who is thrown into a fight …

8274. Song for the Basilisk

Patricia A. McKillip

Song for the Basilisk is a 1998 fantasy novel by Patricia A. McKillip. It was a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature finalist in 1999.

8275. Juliette

Marquis de Sade

Juliette is a novel written by the Marquis de Sade and published 1797–1801, accompanying Sade's Nouvelle Justine. While Justine, Juliette's sister, was a virtuous woman who consequently encountered nothing but despair and abuse, Juliette is an amoral nymphomaniac murderer who is …

8276. The Coldest Winter Ever

Sister Souljah

The Coldest Winter Ever is a best-selling 1999 novel written by MC and activist Sister Souljah. Set in the projects of Brooklyn, New York, The Coldest Winter Ever is the story of Winter Santiaga, the rebellious, pampered teenage daughter of a notorious drug dealer. Ricky …

8277. Raptor Red

Robert T. Bakker

Raptor Red is a 1995 American novel by paleontologist Robert T. Bakker. The book is a third-person account of dinosaurs during the Cretaceous Period, told from the point of view of Raptor Red, a female Utahraptor. Raptor Red features many of Bakker's theories regarding …

8278. Another Day of Life

Ryszard Kapuscinski

Another Day of Life is a non-fiction record of three months of the Angolan Civil War by the Polish writer Ryszard Kapuściński. It is made up of a notable description of the degradation of the Angolan capital, Luanda, an analysis of the various weaknesses of the Popular Movement …

8279. The Toll-Gate

Georgette Heyer

The Toll-Gate is a Regency novel by Georgette Heyer, which takes place in 1817. Unlike many of Heyer's historical novels which concentrate on a plucky heroine, this one follows the adventures of a male main character, an ex-captain in the British Army who has returned from the …

8280. e

Matt Beaumont

e is a comic novel by Matt Beaumont first published in 2000. Written in the epistolary tradition, it consists entirely of e-mails written between the employees of an advertising agency and some of their business partners. Thus, the novel is a multiple-perspective narrative where …

8281. Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

Brian Jacques

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman is the first novel in the Castaways series by Brian Jacques, published in 2001. It is based on the legend of the cursed ship the Flying Dutchman. A young boy, Nebuchadnezzar, and his dog, Denmark, are the lone survivors of the Flying Dutchman, …

8282. Monsoon

Wilbur A. Smith

Monsoon is a 1999 novel by Wilbur Smith.

8284. Whirlwind

James Clavell

Whirlwind is a novel by James Clavell, first published in 1986. It forms part of The Asian Saga and is chronologically the last book in the series. Set in Iran in early 1979, it follows the fortunes of a group of Struans helicopter pilots, Iranian officials and oil men and their …

8285. A House Like a Lotus

Madeleine L'Engle

A House Like a Lotus is a 1984 young adult novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Its protagonist is sixteen-year-old Polly O'Keefe, whose friend and mentor, Maximiliana Horne, has sent her on a trip to Greece and Cyprus. As she travels, Polly must come to terms with a recent traumatic …

8287. The Ring of Solomon

Jonathan Stroud

The Ring of Solomon is a fantasy novel, a prequel to the Bartimaeus trilogy, written by Jonathan Stroud. It was first published in 2010 and is set in a fantasy version of ancient Jerusalem.

8288. Shatter

Michael Robotham

Shatter is a psychological thriller written by the Australian author Michael Robotham that was published in 2008. Professor Joseph O'Loughlin is tasked by the police with stopping a woman, Christine Wheeler, from committing suicide, only to fail. When Wheeler's teenage daughter …

8290. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power

Robert Caro

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power is a book by Robert Caro.

8291. March to the Stars

David Weber

March to the Stars is the third novel in the science fiction series of the Empire of Man by David Weber and John Ringo. It tells the story of Prince Roger MacClintock and his remaining bodyguards of the Empress' Own Regiment who get marooned on the alien planet of Marduk due to …

8292. Nothing Lasts Forever

Sidney Sheldon

Nothing Lasts Forever is a 1994 novel by Sidney Sheldon. This medical thriller tells the story of three female doctors trying to prove themselves in a profession dominated by men. Each of them has their own story, and each of their tales are well connected and intertwined with …

8293. Triss

Brian Jacques

Triss is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 2002. It is the 15th book in the Redwall series.

8295. Creatures of Light and Darkness

Roger Zelazny

Creatures of Light and Darkness is a 1969 science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. Long out of print, it was reissued in April 2010.

8296. The Life of the World to Come

Kage Baker

The Life of the World to Come is the fifth installment in the series of science fiction time travel novels by Kage Baker concerning the exploits of The Company.

8297. The Crystal Star

Vonda N. McIntyre

The Crystal Star is a 1994 bestselling fictional Star Wars novel written by Vonda McIntyre and published by Bantam Spectra. The novel is set ten years after the Battle of Endor in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

8298. The Aquitaine Progression

Robert Ludlum

In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals . . . they’re back . . . Aquitaine!” Suddenly Converse is …

8299. American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964

William Manchester

American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 is a 1978 biography of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur by American historian William Manchester. It was made into a documentary series in 1983 hosted by John Huston. Manchester paints a sympathetic but balanced portrait of …

8300. Slaves of the Mastery

William Nicholson

Slaves of the Mastery is the second book in the Wind On Fire trilogy by William Nicholson. It picks up the story of twins Kestrel and Bowman five years on from the closing chapter of The Wind Singer. It was first published in 2001.

8301. Watchmen

Alan Moore

Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition is a book written by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

8303. Appaloosa

Robert B. Parker

Appaloosa is a novel set in the American Old West written by Robert B. Parker. A film of the same name based on the novel was released in 2008. Parker published a sequel, Resolution, in June 2008 and a third novel featuring the characters of Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, …

8305. A Cavern of Black Ice

J.V. Jones

A Cavern of Black Ice is the first book in the Sword of Shadows fantasy series by J. V. Jones. It is followed by A Fortress of Grey Ice, A Sword from Red Ice and Watcher of the Dead.

8306. Birdy

William Wharton

Hailed upon its publication as "a classic for readers not yet born" (Philadelphia Inquirer), Birdy is an inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, dreaming and surviving, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, "birdness." It tells the story of Al, a bold, …

8307. How Late It Was, How Late

James Kelman

How late it was, how late is a 1994 stream of consciousness novel written by Scottish writer James Kelman. The Glasgow-centred work is written in a working class Scottish dialect, and follows Sammy, a shoplifter and ex-convict.

8312. The Man Outside

Wolfgang Borchert

This collection of Borchert’s most important prose, translated by A. D. Porter with an Introduction by Stephen Spender, includes the complete text of the title play, as well as 39 stories and assorted pieces that comprise much of the author’s output during the two short, …

8313. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. …

Kai Bird

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer is a biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2005. Twenty-five years in the making, the book was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or …

8315. Giles Goat-Boy

John Barth

Giles Goat-Boy is the fourth novel by American writer John Barth. It is metafictional comic novel in which the world is portrayed as a university campus in an elaborate allegory of the Cold War. Its title character is a human boy raised as a goat, who comes to believe he is the …

8316. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

This is the first edition of Huckleberry Finn ever to be based on Mark Twain's entire original manuscript—including its first 663 pages, which had been lost for more than a hundred years when they were discovered in 1990 in a Los Angeles attic. The text of the Mark Twain Library …

8317. The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects

Jerome Agel

The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects is a book co-created by media analyst Marshall McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore, and coordinated by Jerome Agel. It was published by Bantam books in 1967 and became a bestseller with a cult following. The book itself …

8318. Ravelstein

Saul Bellow

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Saul Bellow confined himself to shorter fictions. Not that this old master ever dabbled in minimalism: novellas such as The Actual and The Bellarosa Connection are bursting at the seams with wit, plot, and the intellectual equivalent of high …

8319. The book of chameleons

José Eduardo Agualusa

Félix Ventura trades in an unusual commodity; he is a dealer in memories, clandestinely selling new pasts to people whose futures are secure and who lack only a good lineage to complete their lives. In this completely original murder mystery, where people are not who they seem …

8321. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

Fay Weldon

As featured on BBC Radio 4 as part of the Riot Girls series Ruth Patchett never thought of herself as particularly devilish. Rather the opposite in fact - simply a tall, not terribly attractive woman living a quiet life as a wife and mother in a respectable suburb. But when she …

8322. The Waste Land

T. S. Eliot

The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot, is widely regarded as "one of the most important poems of the 20th century" and a central text in Modernist poetry. Published in 1922, the 434-line poem first appeared in the United Kingdom in the October issue of The Criterion and in the United …

8323. From Doon with Death

Ruth Rendell

Dazzling psychological suspense. Razor-sharp dialogue. Plots that catch and hold like a noose. These are the hallmarks of crime legend Ruth Rendell, “the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world” (Time magazine). From Doon with Death, now in a striking new paperback …

8324. The Dead Fathers Club

Matt Haig

The Dead Fathers Club is a 2006 novel by Matt Haig. The book was published in the United Kingdom by Vintage and in the United States by Viking. The story is a retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, and thus an example of intertextuality.

8325. Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Judith Rossner

Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a 1975 novel by Judith Rossner. Rossner based the novel on the events surrounding the brutal murder in 1973 of Roseann Quinn, a 28-year-old New York City schoolteacher.

8326. The Summer That Never Was

Peter Robinson

The Summer That Never Was is the thirteenth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 2003, but has been reprinted a number of times since. When published in the United …

8327. Sharpe's Sword

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Sword is a historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell. It is the fourth in the series, being first published in 1983, though the story is the fourteenth in Sharpe's chronology, set in the summer campaign of 1812 including the Battle of Salamanca …

8329. Memento Mori

Muriel Spark

Memento Mori is a novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark published by Macmillan in 1959. The title translates to "Remember you must die" and is the message delivered by a series of insidious phone-calls made to the elderly Dame Lettie Colston and her acquaintances. Who is making …

8330. Mission of Gravity

Hal Clement

Mission of Gravity is a science fiction novel by Hal Clement. The novel was serialized in Astounding Science Fiction magazine in April–July 1953. Its first hardcover book publication was in 1954, and it was first published as a paperback book in 1958. Along with the novel …

8331. Power of Three

Diana Wynne Jones

Power of Three is a 1976 fantasy children's novel by Diana Wynne Jones. The novel, a bildungsroman for the adolescent character Gair, discusses the relationship among three different races in a manner that can be read as a parable of race relations in humans.

8333. Selected Poems

William Carlos Williams

Selected Poems is a book written by William Carlos Williams.

8334. The Doubtful Guest

Edward Gorey

The Doubtful Guest is a short, illustrated book by Edward Gorey, first published by Doubleday in 1957. It is the third of Gorey's books and shares with his others a sense of the absurd, meticulous cross-hatching, and a seemingly-Edwardian setting. The book begins with the sudden …

8335. Magic Lessons

Justine Larbalestier

Magic Lessons is the second installment in Justine Larbalestier's Magic or Madness Trilogy. It was released in 2006.

8336. Cousin Bazilio

Jose Maria Eca De Queiros

O Primo Basílio is one of the most highly regarded realist novels of the Portuguese author José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, also known under the modernized spelling Eça de Queirós. He worked in the Portuguese consular service, stationed at 53 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, from …

8341. Destiny's Road

Larry Niven

Destiny's Road is a science fiction novel by Larry Niven first published in 1998. It follows Jemmy Bloocher's exploration of Destiny's Road, a long scar of once-melted rock seared onto the planet's surface by a spaceship's fusion drive. Jemmy is descended from the original …

8342. Poseidon's Gold

Lindsey Davis

Poseidon's Gold is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

8344. Emily Windsnap

Liz Kessler

Emily Windsnap is a series of children's fantasy novels written by British author Liz Kessler, inaugurated by The Tail of Emily Windsnap in 2003 and continuing as of 2015. It is illustrated primarily by Sarah Gibb and published by Orion in Britain, Candlewick in America. The …

8345. The Bacta War

Michael A. Stackpole

The Bacta War is the fourth installment to the Star Wars X-wing series of novels. It is a science fiction novel written by Michael Stackpole. It is set at the beginning of the New Republic Era in the Star Wars universe and focuses on the beginning of the conflict known as the …

8347. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete …

Arthur Conan Doyle

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories is a book edited by Leslie S. Klinger.

8348. As sure as the dawn

Francine Rivers

As Sure as the Dawn is a novel by Francine Rivers, and the third book in the Mark of the Lion Series. The novel follows the life of Atretes after winning his freedom in the arena. This novel covers the search for his believed dead son, finding him with a widowed Christian woman, …

8351. Runemarks

Joanne Harris

Runemarks is a 2007 fantasy novel by Joanne Harris. The book was published on August 2, 2007, by Doubleday Publishing and is set in a world where the Norse gods still survive as outlaws, their powers diminished, while a new and more powerful religion, the Order, tries to wipe …

8352. The Spook's Battle

Joseph Delaney

The Spook's Battle, written by Joseph Delaney, is the fourth story in the The Wardstone Chronicles series. It was released in America in March 2008, and is titled Attack of the Fiend, as the fourth book in The Last Apprentice series.

8353. Harry, A History

Melissa Anelli

A new enhanced e-book edition, featuring an extended transcript from Melissa Anelli's exclusive interview with J. K. Rowling and a new, updated chapter! Melissa Anelli wears a ring that was a gift to her from J.K. Rowling, given as a measure of appreciation for the work she does …

8354. Flashman's Lady

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman's Lady is a 1977 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the sixth of the Flashman novels.

8355. Godslayer

Jacqueline Carey

Godslayer is a fantasy novel by Jacqueline Carey. It continues the epic tragedy of The Sundering, begun in Banewreaker.

8356. Into the Land of the Unicorns

Bruce Coville

Into the Land of the Unicorns is a children's fiction book that is part of The Unicorn Chronicles series by Bruce Coville. The series follows a girl named Cara, whose grandmother gives her an amulet that allows her to pass through into Luster, the land of the unicorns. While …

8357. Honour Among Thieves

Jeffrey Archer

Honour Among Thieves is a novel by English author Jeffrey Archer. The book takes place in 1993 with Saddam Hussein planning to retaliate against the United States after the events of the Gulf War. When the United States defeats Iraq in the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam Hussein plans to …

8358. No Name

Wilkie Collins

No Name by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. It was originally serialised in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round before book publication.

8359. Charity Girl

Georgette Heyer

Charity Girl is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer, first published in 1970.

8360. The Magic of Krynn

Margaret Weis

The Magic of Krynn is a NY Times bestseller fantasy novel released in April 1987. It is a collection of short stories written about the various characters set in the Dragonlance campaign series. This novel is the first of a trilogy of the Tales series.

8361. Peter Pan in Scarlet

Geraldine McGaughrean

Peter Pan in Scarlet is a novel by Geraldine McCaughrean. It is marketed as the "official sequel" to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy, authorised by Great Ormond Street Hospital, to whom Barrie granted all rights to the character and original writings in 1929. McCaughrean was …

8362. The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home …

Fareed Zakaria

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad is a book by Fareed Zakaria analyzing the variables that allow a liberal democracy to flourish and the pros and cons of the global focus on democracy as the building block of a more stable society rather than liberty. …

8363. The Madman

Kahlil Gibran

Life-affirming parables and poems by the author of The Prophet cast an ironic light on the beliefs, aspirations and vanities of humanity. Also features 3 illustrations by author.

8364. The Hollow Man

Dan Simmons

The Hollow Man is a novel by American author Dan Simmons. The book was initially published by Bantam Books on September 1, 1992. It narrates the story of a university lecturer who has the ability to "hear" the thoughts of others, an ability he shares with his dying wife. There …

8365. Niels Lyhne

Jens Peter Jacobsen

Niels Lyhne is an aspiring poet, torn between romanticism and realism, faith and reason. Through his relationships with six women—including his young widowed aunt, a seductive free spirit, and his passionate cousin who marries his friend—his search for purpose becomes a yielding …

8366. How Few Remain

Harry Turtledove

How Few Remain is a 1997 alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first part of the Southern Victory Series saga, which depicts a world in which the Confederacy won the American Civil War. The book received the Sidewise Award for Alternate History in 1997, and was …

8367. The Return of the Shadow

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Return of the Shadow is a book written by J. R. R. Tolkien.

8368. Poor Things

Alasdair Gray

Poor Things is a novel by Scottish writer Alasdair Gray, published in 1992. It won the Whitbread Novel Award in 1992 and the Guardian Fiction Prize for 1992. The novel was called "a magnificently brisk, funny, dirty, brainy book" by the London Review of Books and is a departure …

8369. Manifold: Origin

Stephen Baxter

Manifold: Origin is a science fiction novel by author Stephen Baxter, the third instalment in the Manifold Trilogy. As with the other books, the protagonist Reid Malenfant is put through a scenario dealing with the Fermi paradox. Each novel is an alternative scenario rather than …

8371. The Journey of Ibn Fattouma

Naguib Mahfouz

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma is an intermittently provocable fable written and published by Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz in 1983. It was translated from Arabic into English in 1992 by Denys Johnson-Davies and published by Doubleday.

8374. Variable Star

Robert A. Heinlein

Variable Star is a 2006 novel written by Spider Robinson based on the surviving seven pages of an eight-page 1955 novel outline by the late Robert A. Heinlein. The book is set in a divergent offshoot of Heinlein's Future History and contains many references to works by Heinlein …

8375. A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections …

Alberto Manguel

While traveling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading (Goethe's Elective Affinities) seemed to reflect the social chaos of the world in which he was living. An article in the daily paper would suddenly be illuminated by a passage in the novel; a …

8376. Belles on Their Toes

Frank B. Gilbreth

Belles on Their Toes is a 1950 book written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. This book was the follow-up to the 1948 book Cheaper by the Dozen which covered the period before Frank Gilbreth Sr died. The title is an allusion to the nursery rhyme Ride a …

8378. Darkmans

Nicola Barker

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Darkmans is an exhilarating, extraordinary examination of the ways in which history can play jokes on us all... If History is just a sick joke which keeps on repeating itself, then who exactly might be telling it, and why? Could it be John …

8379. A Pair of Blue Eyes

Thomas Hardy

When Elfrise Swanston meets Stephen Smith she is attracted to his handsome face, gentle bearing and the sense of mystery which surrounds him. Although distressed to find that the mystery consists only in the humbleness of his origins, she remains true to their youthful vows. But …

8380. Phule's Paradise

Robert Asprin

Phule's Paradise is the second novel of the comic military science fiction Phule's Company series by Robert Asprin. The book, first published by Ace Books in February 1992, follows Willard J. Phule and his misfit company as they defend a casino on a space station against the …

8381. Land of the Living

Nicci French

Land of the Living is a psychological thriller novel by Nicci French, the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife team of English suspense writers, Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.

8384. Picnic at Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1967 historical novel by Joan Lindsay. The plot focuses on a group of female students at an Australian women's college in 1900 who inexplicably vanish at the site of an enormous rock formation while on a Valentine's Day picnic, and also explores the …

8385. The Story Girl

Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Story Girl is a 1911 novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. It narrates the adventures of a group of young cousins and their friends who live in a rural community on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The book is narrated by Beverley, who together with his brother Felix, has …

8386. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin

In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by …

8387. Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful is a novel for older children by Michael Morpurgo, first published in 2003. Although this novel is for older children, it is also regarded as a great book for young adults, it is full of 'sexy' content and has a lot of arousing moments throughout. It is about a …

8389. All men are mortal

Simone de Beauvoir

All Men are Mortal is a 1946 novel by Simone de Beauvoir. It tells the story of Raimon Fosca, a man cursed to live forever. The first American edition of this work was published by The World Publishing Company. Cleveland and New York, 1955. It was adapted into a 1995 film.

8390. Hunting Party

Elizabeth Moon

Hunting Party is a science fiction novel by Elizabeth Moon. It is the first novel set in her Familias Regnant fictional universe, and the first novel in the informal Heris Serrano trilogy. It is followed by Sporting Chance and Winning Colors.

8391. The British Museum Is Falling Down

David Lodge

The Rhythm Method is the curse of young Adam Appleby's life and the cause of his children's. While Adam gestates his thesis in the British Museum, his wife worries at home because her period is late and a fourth little bundle of (expensive) joy seems to be on the way, thanks to …

8392. The Jupiter Myth

Lindsey Davis

The Jupiter Myth is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

8393. Treasure Box

Orson Scott Card

Treasure Box is the second horror novel by Orson Scott Card. It takes place in modern day America.

8394. Technopoly

Neil Postman

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology is a book by Neil Postman published in 1992 that describes the development and characteristics of a "technopoly". He defines a technopoly as a society in which technology is deified, meaning “the culture seeks its authorisation …

8395. Wedge's Gamble

Michael A. Stackpole

Wedge's Gamble is the second novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series. It was written by Michael A. Stackpole. It is set at the beginning of the New Republic era of the Star Wars universe and tells the story of Rogue Squadron's covert intelligence mission to Coruscant as a first …

8396. The Eyes of Darkness

Dean Koontz

The Eyes of Darkness is a best-selling novel written by Dean Koontz, released in 1981. The book focuses on a mother who sets out on a quest to find out if her son truly did die one year ago, or if he is still alive — somewhere.

8397. Polaris

Jack McDevitt

Polaris is a Nebula Award-nominated science fiction mystery novel by Jack McDevitt. It is the second book of his Alex Benedict series. Antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his employee, Chase Kolpath, become involved in a mystery involving the disappearance of the passengers and …

8399. The First Men in the Moon

H. G. Wells

When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned …

8400. The Book of Night with Moon

Diane Duane

The Book of Night With Moon is a 1997 fantasy novel by Diane Duane. Although set in the Young Wizards universe, it was written as an adult novel. It centers on a team of cat-wizards. This book takes place in between books 4 and 5 of the Young Wizards series. A significant …



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