These days it feels like every pop artist has their own biography by the age of 20, but for something really interesting why not delve into the stories of classic musicians. You might know their music, but how much do you really know about their lives and times.
Avast ye landlubbers! Instead of looking beyond the horizon for treasure, you’ll find a trove of them right here with the following ten pirate themed adventure books. So, batten down the hatches and feast your eyes on this booty of ebooks.
With so many great books to read and so many other demands on our time, chances are that most readers have wished they had access to a time machine at some point just to rewind back to a holiday or free weekend. Of course, the ability to travel through time would also have a lot of other uses, but the risk might not be worth the potential reward. It is for this reason that time travel is a topic that has fascinated authors of all kinds of genres, from science fiction to romance. Due to the complexity involved, it is a subject where authors have to tread carefully less they want their readers to, in the words of Austin Powers, “go cross-eyed.” Here are just a few books that deal with the topic in an interesting and engaging manner.
Everyone knows about books that were turned into movies or even movies that were turned into novels, but what about books that simply appeared in movies. Sometimes these books merely appear as props and don’t have any significant meaning, while other times they offer a bit more insight about the character seen reading them. Although not all of the books that are seen in movies are actually real titles, here are a few that featured a little more prominently than just being displayed on a shelf.
From horses to spaceships and everything in between, there is no shortage of transpiration methods in books, no matter when or where they are set.
Modern classics, such as the Harry Potter series and The Da Vinci Code have received many translations, but typically it is older titles that become iconic enough to receive hundreds of translations. Here are just a few examples of books that gained enough popularity in their original language to warrant more than a hundred translations for readers across the globe.
Dragons, the legendary fire-breathing creatures that are so prevalent in myths, have fascinated humanity for ages. Whether it is the reptilian dragons from European stories or the serpentine creatures found in Asian tales, there is no denying their popularity.
There are plenty of gruesome murder mysteries that cater to fans of gritty thrillers, but what if you are in the mood for a little lighter reading?
It is not unusual to see movies or television shows based on books, but they are not the only forms of entertainment to do so. With thousands of active games companies and an increased mainstream appeal the computer and video game industry also generates revenue in the billions. This means that many of the popular franchises, such as Mass Effect, Halo and Star Craft have received novelizations that expand the universe. However, the opposite is also common, with popular books receiving a computer or video game adaptation. This was more common in the early days of the industry when text adventures were very prevalent, but the trend has continued to this day. Here are just X books that made the transition from literature to interactive entertainment.
Thanks to ebooks the traditional barriers to publishing books have begun to fall away, which means greater freedom for authors to write about what they really want. The results are of course mixed, with some great books along with a few that should probably have remained unwritten. One thing is for sure, there are now more books than ever before that deal with a variety of bizarre topics. Discounting the non-fiction titles, which range from toilet etiquette for dates to how to traumatize your children, here are four fiction titles with some rather unique storylines.