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10 Longest Great Novels Ever Written

10 Longest Great Novels Ever Written

Intro;The length of a book is no indication of its quality, but if you are looking for door-stoppers you won’t find any shortage amongst great western literature. Although often listed as one of the world’s lengthiest novels Gone with the Wind at over 400,000 words did not even make the top ten....

The 10 Greatest Apocalyptic Novels of All Time

The 10 Greatest Apocalyptic Novels of All Time

After scouring book reviews and Wikipedia, a list of the Top Ten Best Apocalyptic Novels was born. The books on this list take you down the darkest paths in uncivilized worlds, from cannibalistic gangs to vampire infected corpses. If this list doesn't get you thinking on the quickest way stock your...

20 of the Best Dark Fantasy Titles

20 of the Best Dark Fantasy Titles

Dark Fantasy is a nebulous psuedo-genre of the fantastic. It can cover urban fantasy with rough edges, Lovecraftian horror, epic fantasy with violence and dirt still intact — but it's all these things and more. It's any story of the fantastic where things aren't Tolkien-levels of happy. Were people...

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Who Is Dan Brown?

Dan Brown is one of the most famous and controversial fiction thriller authors in the present time. He was well known for his best-selling series of exciting stories that dwells on the topics that aroused spiritual discussions and debates among people of faith. His love for art, as one of the...

10 Most Reclusive Literary Geniuses in History

10 Most Reclusive Literary Geniuses in History

The world’s greatest writers use their literary genius to illustrate and comment on the human condition. And yet, those who could be considered to have the best understanding of human feelings often choose to hide themselves away from the public eye. The stereotype of the reclusive author is not...

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Who Is Thomas Hardy?

Born on the 2nd of June 1840, in Dorset, England, Thomas Hardy was an author and poet best known for his painfully pessimistic and fatalistic novels in line with the naturalist school of thought. His works rank among the classics of Victorian literature and he holds a place in the literary canon....

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Who Is Ian McEwan?

Born on the 21st of June 1948, in Aldershot, English Ian Russel McEwan is a novelist and screen writer. He is a highly acclaimed contemporary writer with many of his novels being adapted into film. His writing style has caused critics to call him ‘Ian Macabre’. Until he was twelve years old, Ian...

10 Best New Books to Read for the Summer of 2012

10 Best New Books to Read for the Summer of 2012

So you can’t stand the heat the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy throws on a hot summer day? Then this list is for you. We’ve peeked at the bestsellers from the New York Times, Amazon, L.A. Times, and even Oprah’s reading lists to find a great read for anybody. Even the choosiest of readers. Since...

The 16 Best Dying Earth Stories

The 16 Best Dying Earth Stories

As a genre, dying earth has fallen out of favor recently, which is a shame because it's an incredibly remarkable one. It offers a wonderful opportunity to meld parts of dystopian fiction, swords and sorcery, fantasy, science fiction, space opera, and all set under a swollen red sun as the planet...

The 15 Greatest Stephen King Books

The 15 Greatest Stephen King Books

There's an old joke that Stephen King could probably publish his laundry list at this point, and another that goes further and suggests he's basically been doing that for a decade (or two). The man has produced a ton of works that run the full gamut from really horrible (Dreamcatchers was positively...