The 5 Best Haruki Murakami Book

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Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹 Murakami Haruki, born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese writer. His books & stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages & selling millions of copies outside his native country. The critical acclaim for his fiction & non-fiction has led to numerous awards, in Japan & internationally, including the World Fantasy Award (2006) & the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award (2006).

 

#1 Norwegian Wood
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His 1987 novel about a nostalgic story of loss & burgeoning sexuality. It is told from the first-person perspective of Toru Watanabe, who looks back on his days as a college student living in Tokyo. Through Watanabe’s reminiscences we see him develop relationships with 2 very different women — the gorgeous yet emotionally troubled Naoko, & the outgoing, lively Midori.

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#2 A Wild Sheep Chase
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His third novel and was First published in Japan in 1982, it was translated into English in 1989. It is an independent sequel to Pinball, 1973, & the third book in the so-called “Trilogy of the Rat”.

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#3 Kafka on the Shore
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His 2002 novel about a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy; & an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction & now is drawn toward Kafka.

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#4 Afterdark
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His 2004 novel which is set in metropolitan Tokyo over the course of one night, characters include Mari Asai, a 19-year-old student, who is spending the night reading in a Denny’s. There she meets Takahashi Tetsuya, a trombone-playing student who loves Curtis Fuller’s “Five Spot After Dark” song on Blues-ette; Takahashi knows Mari’s sister Eri, who he was once interested in, & insists that the group of them have hung out before. Meanwhile, Eri is in a deep sleep next to a television and seems to be haunted by a menacing figure.

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#5 1Q84
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A dystopian novel written by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The novel quickly became a sensation, with its first printing selling out the day it was released, & reaching sales of one million within a month. The English-language edition of all three volumes, with the first two volumes translated by Jay Rubin & the third by Philip Gabriel, was released in North America & the United Kingdom on October 25, 2011.

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My Best 5 James Patterson Book

James Brendan Patterson is an American author & philanthropist. His books have sold more than 300 million copies & he was the first person to sell 1 million e-books. Patterson topped Forbes’s list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year in 2016.

 

#5 1st To Die
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1st to Die is a 2001 crime novel & the first book in the Women’s Murder Club series. The series is about four friends who pool their skills together to crack San Francisco’s toughest murder cases.

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#4 Along Came a Spider
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The first novel in James Patterson’s series about a forensic psychologist Alex Cross. Published in 1993, its success has led to eighteen sequels as of 2012. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2001, starring Morgan Freeman as Cross.

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#3 Kiss The Girls
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A psychological thriller novel by American writer James Patterson, the second to star his recurring main character Alex Cross, an African-American psychologist & policeman. It was first published in 1995, & was adapted into a movie of the same name in 1997.

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#2 Invisible
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A stand-alone novel written by Patterson & David Ellis about Emmy Dockery who is obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.

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#1 Never Never
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Never Never is the second book in the Harriet Blue detective series. Harriet, always known as “Harry,” Blue is a top-notch sex crimes investigator in Sydney, Australia.

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My Top 5 Neil Gaiman’s Book

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, & films. He is the first author to win both the Newbery & the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book. In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.

 

#5 Anansi Boys
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Anansi Boys is about “Mr. Nancy” — an incarnation of the West African trickster God Anansi — dies, leaving two sons, who in turn discover each other. The novel follows their adventures as they explore their common heritage. Anansi Boys was published on September 20, 2005. The book debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list.

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#4 Stardust
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A novel which is usually published with illustrations. Stardust has a different tone and style from most of Gaiman’s prose fiction, being consciously written in the tradition of pre-Tolkien English fantasy, following in the footsteps of authors such as Lord Dunsany & Hope Mirrlees. It is concerned with the adventures of a young man from the village of Wall, which borders the magical land of Faerie.

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#3 Good Omens
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It is a World Fantasy Award-nominated novel, written as a collaboration between the English authors Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. The book is a comedy about the birth of the son of Satan, the coming of the End Times. There are attempts by the angel Aziraphale & the demon Crowley to sabotage the coming of the end times, they having grown accustomed to their comfortable surroundings in England.

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#2 The Ocean at the End of the Lane
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The work was first published on 18 June 2013 through William Morrow & Company. It is about an unnamed man who returns to his hometown for a funeral & remembers events that began forty years earlier.

Themes in The Ocean at the End of the Lane include the search for self-identity and the “disconnect between childhood and adulthood”.

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#1 American Gods
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The novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy, & various strands of ancient & modern mythology, all centering on the mysterious & taciturn Shadow. Several of the themes were previously alluded to in his The Sandman comic book series.

The book was published in 2001 by Headline in the UK & by William Morrow in the US. It gained a positive critical response and won the Hugo and Nebula awards in 2002.

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5 Fun Facts about Stephen King’s “Gerald’s Game”

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Gerald’s Game is a 1992 suspense novel by Stephen King. It is about a woman who accidentally kills her husband while she is handcuffed to a bed. She then realized that she is trapped with little hope of rescue, begins to let the voices inside her head take over.

 

(•‿•) FUN FACTS (•‿•)

#1 The book is dedicated to King’s wife Tabitha & her sisters: Margaret Spruce Morehouse, Catherine Spruce Graves, Stephanie Spruce Leonard, Anne Spruce Labree, Tabitha Spruce King, Marcella Spruce.

#2 Gerald’s Game will exploit your Merinthophobia.

#3 The first day of film production begun on October 17, 2016.

#4 The film adaptation will premiere on Netflix on September 29, 2017.

#5 Both Carla Gugino & Bruce Greenwood (main cast of the film) have starred in a Batman movie.

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My top 5 Best Stephen King’s Book

Stephen Edwin King is an American author of supernatural fiction, horror, science fiction, suspense, & fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, & comic books. King is truly one of the greatest authors of all time. Without further ado, I hereby list the top 5 books I enjoyed the most.

 

#5 Salem’s Lot
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Salem’s Lot is a 1975 horror fiction novel and his second published novel. The story involves a writer named Ben Mears, who returns to the town of JeruSalem’s Lot, where he had lived from the age of three through seven, only to discover that the residents are becoming vampires. The novel was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1976, & the Locus Award for the All-Time Best Fantasy Novel in 1987.

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#4 Misery
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Misery is a 1987 psychological horror thriller that was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1988, & was later made into a Hollywood film & a Broadway play of the same name. The novel focuses on Paul Sheldon, a writer famous for Victorian-era romance novels involving the character of Misery Chastain. One day he is rescued from a car crash by deranged fan Annie Wilkes, who transports him to her house and, once finding out what he has done to Misery in his latest book, forces him to write a new book modifying the story.

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#3 The Shining
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The Shining is a horror novel published in 1977, it is King’s third published novel & first hardback bestseller. The setting and characters are influenced by King’s personal experiences, including both his visit to The Stanley Hotel & his recovery from alcoholism.

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#2 The Stand
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The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror-fantasy novel that expands upon the scenario of his earlier short story “Night Surf” & outlines the total breakdown of society after the accidental release of a strain of influenza that had been modified for biological warfare causes an apocalyptic pandemic which kills off the majority of the world’s human population.

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#1 IT
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It is a 1986 horror novel, his 22nd book & 18th novel written under his own name. The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by a being that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims to shape shift itself while hunting its prey. “It” primarily appears in the form of a clown to attract its preferred prey of young children.

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Best Selling books on Scribd

Here are the BEST Selling books on Scribd

 

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Title: The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
A novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho which was first published in 1988. It was originally written in Portuguese and became an international bestseller, translated into some 70 languages. An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.
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Title: Series: A Dog’s Purpose
Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
A novel written by American humorist W. Bruce Cameron, author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter & How to Remodel a Man. The book is about a dog’s journey through several lives via reincarnation & how he looks for his purpose through each of his lives.
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Title: The Man in the High Castle
Author: Philip K. Dick
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction
Set in 1962, 15 years after an alternative ending to World War II, the novel concerns intrigues between the victorious Axis Powers—primarily, Imperial Japan & Nazi Germany as they rule over the former United States.
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Title: The White Queen: A Novel
Author: Philippa Gregory
Genre: Fiction & Literature
The White Queen is a 2009 historical novel by Philippa Gregory. It tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, queen consort of King Edward IV of England.
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Title: The Handmaid’s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy Science Fiction
Set in a near future New England, in a totalitarian, Christian theonomy that has overthrown the United States government. The novel explores themes of women in subjugation & the various means by which they gain individualism and independence.
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Title: An Invisible Thread
Author: Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski, & Valerie Salembier
Genre: Business Biography & History
The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a busy sales executive, & an Unlikely meeting with destiny.
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Title: Series: The Lord of the Rings
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit. It eventually developed into a much larger work. The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold worldwide.
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Title: Series: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Young Adult
A fantasy novel written by American writer Victoria Aveyard. It was her first series and her first novel, published in February 2015. Its sequels are Glass Sword and King’s Cage.
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Title: 11/22/63: A Novel
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
It is about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963. The novel was published on November 8, 2011 and quickly became a number-one bestseller.
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Title: The Light Between Oceans: A Novel
Author: M.L. Stedman
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction
The Debut novel of Stedman, published by Random House Australia on 20 March 2012. A film adaptation of the same name starring Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender was released on September 2 2016.
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How scary is Stephen King’s IT?

“IT” is a 1986 horror novel by a popular American author Stephen King.  It is about the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by a being that exploits the fears of its victims and shape-shifts itself while hunting its prey. “It” primarily appears in the form of a clown to attract its preferred prey of young children.

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These are the TOP 5 moments I find so disturbing & absolutely scary about “IT”.

*Georgie Denbrough death
A poor 6 year old boy who came across Pennywise while looking for a paper boat. He lost his arm and his life because of it!

*The Cookies
Bill, Beverly, Ben, Eddie, Mike, & Richard had a reunion lunch. It was all fun until the waitress serves them the “misfortune” cookies. They each found a torment prize inside each one of the cookies!

*The Fake Dorsey
Pennywise shape-shifted into Dorsey. Dorsey grabs Eddie and transformed into a famous movie monster and chased him through the town. The readers were left wondering what happened to Eddie.

*Beverly’s Bloody Moment!
Beverly was about to sleep, but heard a voice coming from her bathroom. Blood came rushing from the drain and scared the hell out of Beverly. When she tried to tell her parents, she was almost ignored!

*Henry Bowers Antics
Henry Bowers is of the bullies with a sadistic mind. He attempts to carve his name on Ben’s chest, but he only gets as far as the “H”. This is one of the moment’s that something evil happened without the help of the sinister clown.

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