The most popular books in English
from 8601 to 8800

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.

8601. Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

Richard Fariña

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me is a novel by Richard Fariña. First published in the United States in 1966 the novel, based largely on Fariña's college experiences and travels, is a comic picaresque story that is set in the American West, in Cuba during the Cuban …

8602. The Philip K. Dick Reader

Philip K. Dick

The Philip K. Dick Reader is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Citadel Twilight in 1997. Many of the stories had originally appeared in the magazines If, Science Fiction Adventures, Science Fiction Stories, Orbit, Fantasy and …

8604. Zelda

Nancy Milford

Acclaimedbiographer Nancy Milford brings to life the tormented, elusive personality ofZelda Sayre and clarifies as never before her relationship with F. ScottFitzgerald, tracing the inner disintegration of a gifted, despairing womanundone by the clash between her husband’s …

8605. The Grifters

Jim Thompson

The Grifters is a noir fiction novel by Jim Thompson, published in 1963.

8606. The Firebugs: A Morality Without a Moral

Max Frisch

Gottlieb Biedermann, a German businessman, tries to ignore the fact that the two men in his attic are arsonists, in hopes of preventing them from burning down his house

8607. In Free Fall

Juli Zeh

The gripping international bestseller that fuses an ingenious detective tale with stunning, cinematic storytelling—and a provocative riff on quantum physics—from Germany’s foremost young literary talent.A child is kidnapped but does not know it. One man dies, two physicists …

8608. Shadow Games

Glen Cook

Shadow Games is the fourth novel in Glen Cook's ongoing series, The Black Company. The series combines elements of epic fantasy and dark fantasy as it follows an elite mercenary unit, The Black Company, through roughly forty years of its approximately four hundred year history.

8609. The Fry Chronicles

Stephen Fry

The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography is the 2010 autobiography of Stephen Fry. The book is a continuation from the end of his 1997 publication of his first autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot: An Autobiography. Though without a strict chronology, it concentrates on a seven-year …

8610. The Graveyard Game

Kage Baker

The Graveyard Game is the fourth installment in the series of science fiction time travel novels by Kage Baker concerning the exploits of The Company.

8611. The Saxon Shore

Jack Whyte

The Saxon Shore is a 1995 novel by Canadian writer Jack Whyte chronicling Caius Merlyn Britannicus's effort to return the baby Arthur to the colony of Camulod and the political events surrounding this. The book is a portrayal of the Arthurian Legend set against the backdrop of …

8612. Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana

Anne Rice

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana is a novel depicting the life of Jesus, written by Anne Rice and released in 2008. It is the sequel to Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, and is part of a proposed four-part series about the life of Jesus.

8613. Brother of Sleep

Robert Schneider

Could the greatest musician of all time live his life in a remote peasant village and never be discovered by the world? Set against the backdrop of an Alpine village in the nineteenth century, this astounding novel tells the story of Elias Johannes Alder, a musical genius with …

8615. Doorways in the Sand

Roger Zelazny

Doorways in the Sand is a Nebula- and Hugo-nominated science fiction novel with detective fiction and comic elements by Roger Zelazny. It was originally published in serial form in the magazine Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact; the hardcover edition was first published in …

8617. Dictionary of the Khazars

Milorad Pavić

Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel is the first novel by Serbian writer Milorad Pavić, published in 1984. Originally written in Serbian, the novel has been translated into many languages. It was first published in English by Knopf, New York in 1988. There is no easily …

8618. Westmark

Lloyd Alexander

Westmark is a fantasy novel by Lloyd Alexander, named for a fictional kingdom that is its setting. Alternatively, Westmark is a trilogy named for the novel, its first book. The novel won a 1982 National Book Award. Showing influences of the French existentialist writers whose …

8619. Adrift on the Nile

Naguib Mahfouz

Adrift on the Nile is a 1966 book by Egyptian author and Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz. The novel was later made into a 1971 film, Chitchat on the Nile. The book follows Anis Zani who smokes kief every night with a group of friends on a houseboat on the Nile. Anis works as a …

8620. Pandora in the Congo

Albert Sánchez Piñol

Pandora in the Congo is a book written by Albert Sánchez Piñol.

8621. To Play the Fool

Laurie R. King

To Play the Fool is the second book in the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie R. King. Preceded by A Grave Talent and followed by the novel With Child, it describes the investigation into the murder of a homeless man.

8623. Hammered

Elizabeth Bear

Hammered is a science fiction novel by Elizabeth Bear first published on 28 December 2004 by Bantam Spectra. The book won the 2006 Locus Award for Best First Novel. It is the first book of a trilogy made of Hammered, Scardown, and Worldwired.

8624. Last Child in the Woods

Richard Louv

"I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in-and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv …

8626. Typee

Herman Melville

Almost from the time of its publication in 1846, Melville's first book, based on his own travels in the South Seas, has been recognized as a classic in the literature of travel and adventure. Although initially rejected as too fantastic to be true, Typee was immensely popular …

8627. The Clothes on Their Backs

Linda Grant

The Clothes on Their Backs is a novel by Linda Grant that was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008 and recipient of an Orange Prize. It was first published in 2008.

8628. Summertime

J. M. Coetzee

Summertime is a 2009 novel by South African-born Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee. It is the third in a series of fictionalized memoirs by Coetzee and details the life of one John Coetzee from the perspective of five people who have known him. The novel largely takes place in the …

8630. The Crab with the Golden Claws

Herge

The Crab with the Golden Claws is the ninth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in Le Soir Jeunesse, the children's supplement to Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from October 1940 to …

8631. Death of a Gossip

Marion Chesney

Death of a Gossip is a mystery novel by M. C. Beaton, first published in 1985. It is set in the fictional town of Lochdubh, Scotland and is the first novel of a series featuring the local constable Hamish Macbeth.

8633. Cold is the Grave

Peter Robinson

Cold Is The Grave is the eleventh novel by Anglo-Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 2000, but has been reprinted a number of times since. The novel won the Arthur Ellis …

8634. Iron John: A Book About Men

Robert Bly

Iron John: A Book About Men is a book by American poet Robert Bly published in 1990 by Addison-Wesley, and his best known work to the public at large. An exegesis of Iron John, a parable about a boy maturing into adulthood with help of the wild man, and part of the Grimms' Fairy …

8635. The Game

Diana Wynne Jones

The Game is a fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones. It explores a young girl's life and her relation to the "Mythosphere." This book pulls heavily from Greek and even some Russian Mythology.

8636. The Little Match Girl

Hans Christian Andersen

The Little Match Girl is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story is about a dying child's dreams and hope, and was first published in 1845. It has been adapted to various media including animated film, and a television musical.

8637. Thumbelina

Hans Christian Andersen

Thumbelina is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen first published by C. A. Reitzel on 16 December 1835 in Copenhagen, Denmark with "The Naughty Boy" and "The Traveling Companion" in the second installment of Fairy Tales Told for Children. "Thumbelina" is about a …

8638. The Conscience of a Liberal

Paul Krugman

The Conscience of a Liberal is a book written by economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman. It was 24th on the New York Times Best Seller list in November 2007. The title was used originally in Senator Paul Wellstone's book of the same name in 2001. Wellstone's title was a …

8639. Nous les Dieux

Bernard Werber

Nous les Dieux is a book published in 2004 that was written by Bernard Werber.

8641. Dark Light

Ken MacLeod

Dark Light is a science fiction novel by Ken MacLeod. It is the second novel in the Engines of Light Trilogy and a 2002 nominee for the Campbell Award. The novel continues the plot from Cosmonaut Keep, but this time is set on the "Second Sphere", a number of clustered solar …

8642. Games People Play

Eric Berne

'If you're going to read one psychology book in your lifetime... it should be his one' - Neil Hunter, Amazon review Fed up of feeling controlled at work? Feel trapped in a toxic relationship but don't know how to escape? Always feel like you lose the argument even if you know …

8643. The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

David Halberstam

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War is a book published after the death of the author David Halberstam. The book, written more than half a century after the Korean War, looks at the war from a different perspective than previously written works on the war by various …

8644. Intruder in the Dust

William Faulkner

A classic Faulkner novel which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. An aging black who has long refused to adopt the black's traditionally servile attitude is wrongfully accused of murdering a white man.From the Trade Paperback edition.

8645. The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

E. L. Konigsburg

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place is a young adult novel by E. L. Konigsburg. It is a companion of Silent to the Bone, a kind of sequel published four years earlier. Parent publisher Simon & Schuster recommends it for "Ages 10 up".

8646. Sand and Foam

Kahlil Gibran

Sand and Foam is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

8648. 1876

Gore Vidal

1876 is the third historical novel in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series. It was published in 1976 and details the events of a year described by Vidal himself as "probably the low point in our republic's history."

8649. Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean

Justin Somper

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean is a novel by British author Justin Somper, about two children who get separated at sea and are picked up by two very different ships.

8650. French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, …

Mireille Guiliano

Mireille Guiliano, author of the immensely popular French Women Don't Get Fat returns with another book revealing secrets to living the good life. Branching off of her first book that dispelled the notion that you have to avoid everything wonderful in order to lose weight, with …

8652. The New Policeman

Kate Thompson

The New Policeman is a children's fantasy novel by Kate Thompson, published by Bodley Head in 2005. Set in Kinvara, Ireland, it features a teenage boy, J. J. Liddy, who learns that "time is leaking from his world into Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies". It inaugurated a series …

8653. Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to …

Michael Behe

Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution is a 1996 book by Michael J. Behe that presents his notion of irreducible complexity and claims that its presence in many biochemical systems therefore indicates that they must be the result of intelligent design rather …

8655. The 25th Hour

David Benioff

The 25th Hour is the 2001 debut novel by David Benioff. A film adaptation, for which Benioff wrote the screenplay, was directed by Spike Lee and released in 2002.

8657. The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts

Lilian Jackson Braun

When Mrs. Cobb heard unearthly noises in the antique-filled farmhouse, she called Jim Qwilleran for help. But he was too late. It looked as if his kindly ex-housekeeper had been frightened to death--but by whom? Or what? Now Qwilleran's moved into the historic farmhouse with his …

8658. Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of her publisher. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy …

8659. Miramar

Naguib Mahfouz

This highly charged fable set in Alexandria, Egypt, in the late 1960s, centers on the guests of the Pension Miramar as they compete for the attention of the young servant Zohra. Zohra is a beautiful peasant girl who fled her family to escape an arranged marriage. She becomes the …

8660. Heat and Dust

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Heat and Dust is a novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala which won the Booker Prize in 1975.

8661. The Stress of Her Regard

Tim Powers

The Stress of Her Regard is a 1989 horror/fantasy novel by Tim Powers. It was nominated for the 1990 World Fantasy and Locus Awards in 1990, and won a Mythopoeic Award. As with a number of Powers' other novels, it proposes a secret history in which real events have supernatural …

8663. Call It Courage

Armstrong Sperry

Call It Courage is a 1940 children's novel written and illustrated by American author Armstrong Sperry. The novel won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1941.

8664. Quartet in Autumn

Barbara Pym

Quartet in Autumn is a novel by British novelist Barbara Pym, first published in 1977. It was highly praised and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the top literary prize in the UK. This was considered a comeback novel for Pym; she had fallen out of favor as styles changed, and …

8665. A Fan's Notes

Frederick Exley

A Fan's Notes is a novel by Frederick Exley, first published in 1968. Subtitled "A Fictional Memoir" and categorized as fiction, the book is semi-autobiographical. In a brief "Note to the reader" in the opening pages Exley asserts Since its publication the book has been …

8666. Bend Sinister

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling …

8667. Ape and Essence

Aldous Huxley

Ape and Essence is a novel by Aldous Huxley, published by Chatto & Windus in the UK and Harper & Brothers in the US. It is set in a dystopia, similar to that in Brave New World, Huxley's more famous work. It is largely a satire of the rise of large-scale warfare and …

8668. Flush

Virginia Woolf

Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction by Virginia Woolf published in 1933. Written after the completion of her emotionally draining The Waves, the work returned Woolf to the …

8669. Rising Storm

Erin Hunter

Rising Storm is a children's fantasy novel, the fourth book in the Warriors series, written by Cherith Baldry and Kate Cary under the pen name of Erin Hunter. Rising Storm was written by Kate Cary. The series follows the adventures of four Clans of wild, anthropomorphic cats. In …

8670. The Naked God

Peter F. Hamilton

The Naked God is a science fiction novel by Peter F. Hamilton and is the third book in The Night's Dawn Trilogy, following on from The Reality Dysfunction and The Neutronium Alchemist. It was published in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Publishers on 8 October 1999. This was the …

8671. Orphans of Chaos

John C. Wright

Orphans of Chaos is a 2005 science fiction, fantasy novel by John C. Wright. It is the first volume of the Orphans of Chaos trilogy that continues with the novels Fugitives of Chaos and Titans of Chaos.

8673. A Bag of Marbles

Joseph Joffo

When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father gave him and his brother fifty francs and instructions to flee Nazi-occupied Paris and, somehow, get to the south where France was free. Previously out of print, this book is a captivating and memorable story; readers will …

8674. Fatal Remedies

Donna Leon

Donna Leon's multitude of fans around the world has grown with each new Commissario Brunetti novel, and now mystery lovers in the United States can enjoy another compelling episode. In Fatal Remedies, Brunetti's career is under threat when his professional and personal lives …

8675. Churchill

Roy Jenkins

Churchill: a Biography is a book written by Roy Jenkins published in 2001.

8677. Blockade Billy

Pamela Stephenson

The inside story of the one of the most successful British stand-up comedians, as told by the person best qualified to reveal all about the man behind the comic, his wife of over 20 years -- Pamela Stephenson. Once in a lifetime, there strides upon the stage someone who can …

8678. The Pilgrims of Rayne

D. J. MacHale

The Pilgrims of Rayne is the eighth book in D. J. MacHale's Pendragon series. On October 17, 2006, D. J. MacHale announced the title would be The Pilgrims of Rayne in place of the previously announced title, Pendragon the Great. The book was released on May 8, 2007.

8679. A History of the Arab Peoples

Albert Hourani

A History of the Arab Peoples is a book written by the British-born Lebanese historian Albert Hourani. The book presents the history of the Arabs from the advent of Islam to the late 20th Century. More recent editions contain an afterword by Malise Ruthven bringing the history …

8683. Experience

Martin Amis

"We live in the age of mass loquacity," Martin Amis writes by way of introduction to Experience, thereby placing the reader in a curious bind. How to feel about a memoir by a writer who deplores our current enthusiasm for memoirs? Can such a public appeal for private life be …

8684. The Queen and I

Sue Townsend

A seminal comic masterpiece of our time, now published for the first time in Penguin.THE MONARCHY HAS BEEN DISMANTLEDWhen a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets andtitles and send them to live on a …

8685. A far cry from Kensington

Muriel Spark

Set on the crazier fringes of 1950s literary London, A Far Cry from Kensington is a delight, hilariously portraying love, fraud, death, evil, and transformation. Mrs. Hawkins, the majestic narrator of A Far Cry from Kensington, takes us well in hand, and leads us back to her …

8686. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams

Sylvia Plath

I lay there alone in bed, feeling the black shadow creeping up the underside of the world like a flood tide. Nothing held, nothing was left. The silver airplanes and the silver capes all dissolved and vanished, wiped away like the crude drawings of a child in coloured chalk from …

8687. Tikki Tikki Tembo

Arlene Mosel

If you haven't already read Tikki Tikki Tembo, you've probably heard at least someone recite the deliriously long name of its protagonist: Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo, by now a famous refrain in most nursery schools. In this beautiful …

8688. A Matter of Death and Life

Andrej Kurkow

A Matter of Life and Death is a novel by Andrey Kurkov. Originally published in 1996 in Russian, it was translated and published in English in 2005.

8689. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

Peter Sís

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain is a children's book written and illustrated by Peter Sís. It received both the American Library Association's Caldecott Honor and ALA's 2008 Robert Silbert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for young readers. It is …

8691. Guests of the Ayatollah

Mark Bowden

Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam is a non-fiction work written by Mark Bowden. Guests of the Ayatollah relates the events surrounding the Iran hostage crisis of November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981 at the United States embassy in …

8692. Victory

Joseph Conrad

Victory is a psychological novel by Joseph Conrad first published in 1915, through which Conrad achieved "popular success." The New York Times, however, called it "an uneven book" and "more open to criticism than most of Mr. Conrad's best work." The novel's "most striking formal …

8693. The Remorseful Day

Colin Dexter

'Where does this all leave us, sir?' 'Things are moving fast.' 'We're getting near the end, you mean?' 'We were always near the end . . .' For a year, the murder of Yvonne Harrison has baffled Thames Valley CID. But one man has yet to tackle the case - and it is just the sort of …

8694. Love, etc

Julian Barnes

Love, etc is a novel by Julian Barnes published in 2000, although it is also the title of a French film based on his earlier novel Talking it Over.

8695. An American Dream

Norman Mailer

An American Dream is Norman Mailer's fourth novel, published by Dial Press. Mailer wrote it in serialized form for Esquire, consciously attempting to resurrect the methodology used by Charles Dickens and other earlier novelists, with Mailer writing each chapter against monthly …

8696. Camp Concentration

Thomas M. Disch

Camp Concentration is a 1968 science fiction novel by American author Thomas M. Disch. After being serialized in New Worlds in 1967, it was published by Hart-Davis in the UK in 1968 and by Doubleday in the US in 1969. Translations have been published in Dutch, French, German, …

8697. The Red Necklace

Sally Gardner

The Red Necklace is a young adult historical novel by Sally Gardner, published by Orion in 2007. It is a story of the French Revolution, interwoven with gypsy magic. The audiobook is narrated by Tom Hiddleston. The Silver Blade is a sequel set during the Reign of Terror. US …

8699. Oil!

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

Oil! is a novel by Upton Sinclair published in 1927 told as a third person narrative, with only the opening pages written in the second person. The book was written in the context of the Harding administration's Teapot Dome Scandal and takes place in Southern California. It is a …

8700. Caravans

James A. Michener

Caravans, a novel by James A. Michener, was published in 1963. The story is set in Afghanistan immediately following World War II. The protagonist, Mark Miller, is stationed in Kabul at the American embassy and is given the assignment of an investigation to find a young woman, …

8703. The Saturdays

Elizabeth Enright

The Saturdays is a children's novel by the award-winning author Elizabeth Enright. It is the first of her four books about the Melendy family, followed by The Four-Story Mistake, Then There Were Five, and Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze. It tells of the adventures of the four …

8704. The Onion Field

Joseph Wambaugh

The Onion Field is a 1973 nonfiction book by Joseph Wambaugh, a sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department, chronicling the kidnapping of two plainclothes LAPD officers by a pair of criminals during an evening traffic stop and the subsequent murder of Officer Ian James …

8706. Utilitarianism

John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a philosophical defence of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. It went through four …

8707. How the Dead Live

Will Self

How the Dead Live is a novel by Will Self. It was originally published by Bloomsbury in 2000.

8708. Hammer of the Gods

Stephen Davis

Hammer of the Gods is a book written by music journalist Stephen Davis, published in 1985. It is an unauthorized biography of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. After its release it became a New York Times bestseller paperback, and is hyped by its publisher as being the best …

8710. The Stories of Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

The Stories of Ray Bradbury is, as the title suggests, an anthology containing 100 short stories by American writer Ray Bradbury and was first published by Knopf in 1980. The hundred stories, written from 1943 to 1980, were selected by the author himself. Bradbury's work had …

8711. Dragons in the Waters

Madeleine L'Engle

Dragons in the Waters is a 1976 young adult murder mystery by Madeleine L'Engle, the second title to feature her character Polly O'Keefe. Its protagonist is thirteen-year-old Simon Bolivar Quentin Phair Renier, an impoverished orphan from an aristocratic Southern family. The …

8712. Dorsai!

Gordon R. Dickson

Dorsai! is the first published book of the incomplete Childe Cycle series of science fiction novels by Gordon R. Dickson. While it is the first book published in the series, later books are set both before and after the events in Dorsai!. The novel was originally published in …

8713. End in Tears

Ruth Rendell

End in Tears is a novel by English crime writer Ruth Rendell, the twentieth in her acclaimed Inspector Wexford series.

8714. The Wish

Gail Carson Levine

Ah, the ancient mysteries of life. Why are the popular people popular? What's different about them--what makes them special? In The Wish, award-winning author Gail Carson Levine (Ella Enchanted, Dave at Night) explores the age-old question with a simple premise: a girl who is …

8716. Whipping Star

Frank Herbert

Whipping Star is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. It is the first full-length novel set in the ConSentiency universe established by Herbert in his novelette The Tactful Saboteur.

8717. Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and …

Peter Hessler

Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present is a book by Peter Hessler.

8718. Ka : Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

Roberto Calasso

Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India is a book by Roberto Calasso.

8719. El Sobrino de Wittgenstein

Bernhard

It is 1967, in a Viennese hospital. In separate wards: the narrator named Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering fom one of his periodic bouts of madness. Bernhard traces the growth of an intense friendship …

8720. Ginger Pye

Eleanor Estes

Meet the marvelous Pyes— There is Mrs. Pye, the youngest mother in town; Mr. Pye, a famous bird man, who handles all the nation’s important bird problems; Rachel Pye, who is so reasonable she can make unreasonable ideas sound like good ones; Jerry Pye, who knows about …

8721. Not the End of the World

Kate Atkinson

Not the End of the World is a short story collection by British writer Kate Atkinson. It is mostly set in Scotland, and an experiment in magic realism. The collection was first published in 2002 by Doubleday. It contains 12 loosely connected stories: "Charlene and Trudi Go …

8722. The Voice of the Night

Dean Koontz

The Voice of the Night is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 1980 under the pseudonym Brian Coffey.

8724. The Burning Wire

Jeffery Deaver

The Burning Wire is a crime thriller novel written by Jeffery Deaver featuring the officially retired, quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme. It is the ninth novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series.

8730. Love and War

John Jakes

Love and War is a book published in 1984 that was written by John Jakes.

8735. Brokedown Palace

Steven Brust

Brokedown Palace is Steven Brust's only stand-alone novel set in Dragaera. It was originally published as a paperback original by Ace Books in 1986 and reprinted several times over the next decade. A British edition appeared in 1991. Orb, an imprint of Tor Books, brought the …

8736. Blue Moon Rising

Simon R. Green

Blue Moon Rising is a fantasy novel by British author, Simon R. Green. The first in a series of four books in the Forest Kingdom series with the main protagonists appearing in six books in the Hawk & Fisher series by Green. The book had a troubled launch with many publishers …

8738. Sea of Swords

R. A. Salvatore

Sea of Swords is the third and final book in R.A. Salvatore's book series, Paths of Darkness.

8740. My Uncle Oswald

Roald Dahl

My Uncle Oswald is an adult novel written by Roald Dahl. The novel stars Uncle Oswald, a character who previously appeared in "The Visitor" and "Bitch", two short stories also written by Roald Dahl. In his 1980 review, Vance Bourjaily said: What can be said is that "My Uncle …

8742. Minx

Julia Quinn

It takes a minx to tempt a rogue...Beautiful and feisty Henrietta Barrett has never followed the dictates of society. She manages her elderly guardian′s estate, prefers to wear breeches rather than dresses, and answers to the unlikely name of Henry. But when her guardian passes …

8743. The Compass Rose

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Compass Rose is a 1982 collection of short stories by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is organized into sections on the theme of directions, though not strictly compass-related as the title implies. It won the Locus Award for best Single Author Collection in 1983.

8745. The Burning Land

Bernard Cornwell

The fifth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series.At the end of the ninth …

8746. Melting Stones

Tamora Pierce

Melting Stones, a fantasy novel by young adult author Tamora Pierce, was released by Full Cast Audio as an audiobook original in October 2007, and was released in print form by Scholastic in the summer of 2008. The book takes place after the events of Street Magic and the 2013 …

8747. Rocannon's World

Ursula K. Le Guin

Rocannon's World is Ursula K. Le Guin's first novel. It was published in 1966 as an Ace Double, along with Avram Davidson's The Kar-Chee Reign, following the tête-bêche format. Though it is one of Le Guin's many works set in the universe of the technological Hainish Cycle, the …

8748. Return of the Bunny Suicides

Andy Riley

Return of the Bunny Suicides is the second bestselling book of black comedy cartoons by Andy Riley that depict the various ways bunnies attempt to kill themselves.

8749. Each Little Bird That Sings

Deborah Wiles

Each Little Bird That Sings is a 2005 novel aimed for people of all ages, by Deborah Wiles, the author of Love, Ruby Lavender. It won the 2006 Association of Booksellers for Children E. B. White Read Aloud Award for older children, was a finalist at the 2005 United States …

8753. Halo: The Flood

William C. Dietz

Halo: The Flood is a military science fiction novel by William C. Dietz, based on the Halo series of video games and based specifically on the 2001 video game Halo: Combat Evolved, the first game in the series. The book was released in April 2003 and is the second Halo novel. …

8754. Triplanetary

E. E. Doc Smith

Triplanetary is a science fiction novel and space opera by E. E. Smith. It was first serialized in the magazine Amazing Stories in 1934. After the original four novels of the Lensman series were published, Smith expanded and reworked Triplanetary into the first of two prequels. …

8755. As Simple as Snow

Gregory Galloway

As Simple As Snow is a mystery novel by Gregory Galloway. It tells the story of a high-school aged narrator who meets a Gothic girl, Anna Cayne. Through postcards, a shortwave radio, various mix-CDs, and other erratic interests, Cayne eventually wins the heart of the narrator. …

8756. What the Night Knows

Dean Koontz

What the Night Knows is a 2010 novel by bestselling author Dean Koontz. It reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Following the events of the novella "Darkness Under the Sun," it follows the life of John Calvino, a survivor of a violent attack on his family and …

8758. The Road to Gandolfo

Robert Ludlum

The Road to Gandolfo is a story by Michael Shepherd about General MacKenzie Hawkins, a military legend and Army veteran. He defaces an important Chinese memorial as a result of being drugged by a Chinese general and is later kicked out of the Army. Seeking revenge, he plots to …

8759. The Devil in Amber

Mark Gatiss

Lucifer Box is feeling his age. Assigned to observe the activities of fascist leader Olympus Mons and his fanatical Amber Shirts in a snow-bound New York, he finds himself framed for a vicious murder.

8763. Terminal Freeze

Lincoln Child

Terminal Freeze is the fourth solo novel by Lincoln Child. The novel was released on February 24, 2009 by Random House. This is also the second novel in the Jeremy Logan series.

8764. The Electric Michelangelo

Sarah Hall

Cy Parks is the Electric Michelangelo, an artist of extraordinary gifts whose medium happens to be the pliant, shifting canvas of the human body. Fleeing his mother's legacy -- a consumptives' hotel in a fading English seaside resort -- Cy reinvents himself in the incandescent …

8767. Armadale

Wilkie Collins

Armadale is a mystery novel by Wilkie Collins.

8768. The Meme Machine

Susan Blackmore

The Meme Machine is a popular science book by psychologist Susan Blackmore on the subject of memes. Blackmore attempts to constitute memetics as a science by discussing its empirical and analytic potential, as well as some important problems with memetics. The first half of the …

8769. The Nick Adams Stories

Ernest Hemingway

The Nick Adams Stories is a volume of short stories written by Ernest Hemingway published in 1972, a decade after the author's death. In the volume, all the stories featuring Nick Adams, published in various collections during Hemingway's lifetime, are compiled in a single …

8773. Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

Kiran Desai

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard is a novel by Kiran Desai published in 1998. It is her first book and won the top prize for the Betty Trask Awards in 1998. It is set in the Indian village of Shahkot and follows the exploits of a young man, Sampath Chawla, trying to avoid the …

8774. The Counterlife

Philip Roth

The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect …

8776. Mengele Zoo

Gert Nygårdshaug

Mengele Zoo is a novel from 1989 by the Norwegian author Gert Nygårdshaug. The story is about "Mino Aquiles Portoguesa" who is born in a village in Latin America's rain forests. His father teaches him to hunt butterflies. One day a disaster ruin his village, and "Mino" has to go …

8777. A Small Town in Germany

John le Carré

A Small Town in Germany is a 1968 espionage novel by British author John le Carré. It is set in Bonn, the "small town" of the title, against a background of concern that former Nazis were returning to positions of power in West Germany.

8778. Jane and Prudence

Barbara Pym

This early novel by Barbara Pym captures the charm and folly of English middle-class life. The two title characters share a devoted friendship based on memories of Oxford school days, poetry and their neighbors' private affairs- all discussed over leisurely lunches. And they …

8779. The Sacred Art of Stealing

Christopher Brookmyre

The Sacred Art of Stealing is a satirical crime novel by the Scottish writer Christopher Brookmyre. It is the author's seventh book and is a stand alone sequel to A Big Boy did it and Ran Away. The book is a tale of the unusual romance between likable thief, half Scottish half …

8780. River's End (1999)

Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a seductively suspenseful tale of one woman’s shattered innocence, the terrifying search for truth and a heart’s journey toward healing…Olivia’s parents were among Hollywood’s golden couples—until the night a monster …

8782. A Kiss Before Dying

Ira Levin

A Kiss Before Dying not only debuted the talent of best-selling novelist Ira Levin to rave reviews, it also set a new standard in the art of mystery and suspense. Now a modern classic, as gripping in its tautly plotted action as it is penetrating in its exploration of a criminal …

8783. Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

Agatha Christie

Three Blind Mice and Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1950. The first edition retailed at $2.50. The later collections The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, Poirot's Early Cases, …

8784. Feast of Souls

Celia S. Friedman

Feast of Souls is a fantasy novel by Celia S. Friedman. It is the first book in the Magister Trilogy. It was published in 2007 by DAW books. In this first book of the trilogy, Friedman introduces readers to a world of high fantasy, replete with vampire-like magical powers, …

8785. The Sunrise Lands

S. M. Stirling

The Sunrise Lands is a post-apocalyptic 2007 novel by alternate history author S. M. Stirling. It is the fourth novel set in the Emberverse series. The core of the story is a quest by the sons and daughters of all the main characters from the first trilogy, to travel across the …

8786. Little Green Men

Christopher Buckley

Little Green Men is a satirical novel by Christopher Buckley, first published in 1999. The novel follows a fictional "Inside the Beltway" talk-show host whose career and life is altered forever when he is abducted by aliens.

8787. Songs of the Doomed

Hunter S. Thompson

Gonzo Papers, Vol. 3: Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream is a book by the American writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson, originally published in 1990. This third installment of The Gonzo Papers is a chronologically arranged selection of …

8788. Conquistador

S. M. Stirling

Conquistador is a 2003 alternate history novel by S. M. Stirling. Its point of divergence occurs when the empire of Alexander the Great endures long after Alexander's death, creating a markedly different history that prevents the European conquest of the Americas. Most of the …

8790. The Last Patriot

Brad Thor

The Last Patriot is a thriller written by American novelist Brad Thor. It tells the story of counter-terrorism agent Scot Harvath's attempts to uncover a revelation that could damage the standing of radical Islam. In the book's plot, the Islamic prophet Mohammed is depicted as …

8792. The Black Circle

Patrick Carman

The Black Circle is the fifth book in The 39 Clues series and is written by Patrick Carman. This book was released on August 11, 2009. Amy and Dan Cahill, the protagonists of the series, try to follow a Lucian secret which was stolen by the Nazis during World War II. They also …

8793. The Ebony Tower

John Fowles

The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality.

8794. All Quiet on the Orient Express

Magnus Mills

All Quiet on the Orient Express is the second novel by Booker shortlisted author Magnus Mills, published in 1999. As with his first novel it is a tragi-comedy with an unnamed narrator dealing with apparently simple but increasingly sinister situations.

8796. Brass Man

Neal Asher

Brass Man is a 2005 science fiction novel by Neal Asher. It is the third novel in the Gridlinked sequence.

8797. Things the Grandchildren Should Know

Mark Oliver Everett

Things the Grandchildren Should Know is an autobiographic book by Mark Oliver Everett who is the front man of the independent rock band Eels. Everett spent a year composing the book between the release of the retrospectives Meet The Eels: Essential Eels, Vol. 1 and Useless …

8798. Dragon's Fire

Anne McCaffrey

Dragon's Fire is a science fiction novel novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd McCaffrey, Published in 2006, it was the twentieth book in the Dragonriders of Pern series that she initiated in 1967. Dragon's Fire may be considered the second of a …

8799. Dragonkeeper

Carole Wilkinson

Dragonkeeper is a children's fantasy novel by Australian author Carole Wilkinson. It is the first book of the Dragonkeeper trilogy. The second book is Garden of the Purple Dragon, first published in 2005, and the third Dragon Moon, first published in 2007. There is also a …

8800. The Gilded Chain

Dave Duncan

The Gilded Chain is a book published in 1998 that was written by Dave Duncan.



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