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What do readers say about The Fellowship of the Ring?

adventure and fairy talea holy grail

The opening novel of The Lord of the Rings-the greatest fantasy epic of all time-which continues in The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

The dark, fearsome Ringwr... Read more about The Fellowship of the Ring

Bilbo was very rich and very peculiar, and had been the wonder of the Shire for sixty years, ever since his remarkable disappearance and unexpected return. The riches he had brought back from his trav...

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What do readers say about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?

fun bookfantasy stories

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to atten... Read more about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or...

#3

What do readers say about Pride and Prejudice?

gentle ironic style200 year old

The pride of high-ranking Mr Darcy and the prejudice of middle-class Elizabeth Bennet conduct an absorbing dance through the rigid social hierarchies of early-nineteenth-century England, with the passion of the two unlikely lovers growing as their un... Read more about Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first enteri...

#4

What do readers say about The Princess Bride?

satirical and sarcasticsatirical romantic fairy tale

Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leaves survivo... Read more about The Princess Bride

How is such a thing possible? I’ll do my best to explain. As a child, I had simply no interest in books. I hated reading, I was very bad at it, and besides, how could you take the time to read when th...

#5

What do readers say about To Kill a Mockingbird?

fluid and prose beautifulcrisp, wry, and spot-on

As seen through the eyes of his children, this is the legendary, wrenching story of lawyer Atticus Finch, who takes on a case that cuts deeply into the heart of racism in the 1930s Deep South. Mature content*

* Title may contain language or content c... Read more about To Kill a Mockingbird

When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. When it healed, and Jem’s fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious abou...

#6

What do readers say about Fight Club?

radical and disjountedpop culture trash

First there was the insomnia.

Then there were the support groups that helped him sleep.

Then Marla Singer turned up, muscled in on ascending bowel cancer and ruined everything.

Then he met Tyler Durden.... Read more about Fight Club

TYLER GETS ME a job as a waiter, after that Tyler’s pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die. For a long time though, Tyler and I were best friends. Peop...

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Mario Puzo's classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon-nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather burn... Read more about The Godfather

The judge, a formidably heavy-featured man, rolled up the sleeves of his black robe as if to physically chastise the two young men standing before the bench. His face was cold with majestic contempt. ...

#8

What do readers say about The Silence of the Lambs?

a thrilling, creepy storyserial killer novel

THE CLASSIC THRILLER BEHIND THE OSCAR-WINNING MOVIE

FBI trainee Clarice Starling has an elusive serial killer to hunt.

Only one man can help.

Psychopathic cannibal Hannibal Lecter...... Read more about The Silence of the Lambs

Behavioral Science, the FBI section that deals with serial murder, is on the bottom floor of the Academy building at Quantico, half-buried in the earth. Clarice Starling reached it flushed after a fas...

#9

What do readers say about Different Seasons?

a collection of novellasa must read

Includes the stories "The Body" and "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption"-set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

A "hypnotic" (The New York Times Book Review) collection of four novellas-including the inspirations behind the films Stand B... Read more about Different Seasons

He looked like the total all-American kid as he pedalled his twenty-six-inch Schwinn with the ape-hanger handlebars up the residential suburban street, and that's just what he was: Todd Bowden, thirte...

#10

What do readers say about Gone with the Wind?

less than stellardepth of characterization

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind-winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time-has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels... Read more about Gone with the Wind

SCARLETT O’HARA was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast ari...

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