Writers are often taught to “write what you know really well” but for many this advice is much too limiting. Instead, a few authors let their imagination run wild and wrote tales that are not told from the typical first, second or even third person perspective. From animals to aliens, inanimate objects to inhuman entities, here are just five books that are written from really unique perspectives.
We know about a couple characters who might not have had a happy ever after if it wasn't for the fans. Some authors went as far as killing off their characters only to bring them back due to popular demand while others flirted with the idea, but had to back down in order to keep fans happy.
The Internet has made it easier than ever before to find great books at incredible prices. However, sometimes it is nice to hold a physical copy of a book by your favorite author in your hands. Besides, if you do ever get to meet your favorite author, you also need a physical book for them to sign. Although physical books can also be ordered online, bibliophiles will be familiar with the thrill of discovering an interesting or unique bookshop. Here are just six incredible places to explore if you would like to purchase books from an extraordinary bookshop.
While everyone is familiar with the image of artists, such as painters, suffering for their work, they are by no means the only ones. A few very fortunate authors became overnight success stories but for many, it was a long and arduous path. Here are just a few examples of writers who went through darker times than you might have realized.
Some authors are able to describe meals in their books with such vivid clarity that they leave you salivating as you turn the pages. However, there are a few others who delight in adding more drama to their dinner scenes than simply spilt wine or a quarrel over who gets to carve the turkey. Here are five dinners in literature where some of the participants ended up biting off more than they could chew.
Ten years after the release of Star Wars: Episode III and 32 years after Return of The Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in cinemas. This, of course, caused a renewed surged of interest in the franchise, which has been captivating audiences since the very first movie back in 1977. It also resulted in new Star Wars movies, such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hit the big-screen in late 2016. With a franchise so big and popular as Star Wars, it is not uncommon to see its influences in other forms of media.
Hollywood is no stranger to mining the literary world for ideas, but they are by no means the only ones. Some stories just lend themselves better to the small screen, which is why there are also plenty of television shows inspired based on books. Unfortunately, not all of these television shows turned out to be the hits that the authors might have hoped for, but there are a few that managed to become popular. Here is a selection of books that went on to inspire television shows that are actually worth binge watching.
Books can undoubtedly entertain, but they can also teach us a lot of new things. However, some books can do more than just expand our knowledge. After reading these books and applying their principles to your life you can potentially do things that you might have thought previously were impossible. Here are just five of these remarkable books that can teach you skills that will leave you feeling like you have gained a new superpower.
Movie fans will have noticed that films appear to be getting longer, but this is not a unique phenomena. The average length of books has also steadily been creeping up through the years. There are a couple of theories on why this may be happening. While the rise in ebooks, and the convenience they offer, have certainly contributed to the trend, there are a few other possibilities as to why books are getting longer.
Some authors are able to open up the creative floodgates and write almost nonstop until their books are finished. Unfortunately, there are also times when authors just can’t seem to finish writing a book, much to the dismay of fans. Here are just a few books that took their authors years to complete, but in most cases the results were worth the wait.
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