Authors spend months or even years working on their books, but once done, it is out of their hands and into the hands of the public. Sometimes fans interpret the books in different ways than the author intended or feel like the author owes them more than what was delivered. Here are just a few instances where authors and fans didn't exactly see eye to eye about certain books.
Feeling heartbroken or depressed? Are you experiencing loss? The good news is that there is a book for every heartbreak: books can dim the pain with humor, provide hope in a happy ending or just make you feel like you are not alone. Here's a list of books that come highly recommended when you are feeling down:
There is something very unsettling about discovering that all is not well with the narrator of the book that you are reading. In some books, the narration duties fall to one of the main characters, while in others a third party tells the story. As readers, we are so used to believing what the narrator tells us that it can be quite a shock to find that the person who is supposed to explain everything and helps us to make sense of what is going on, is unreliable. Check out the following ten books featuring a narrator that cannot always be trusted.
Anyone still waiting for their own flying car or personal teleportation device will know that the future predictions by science fiction authors don't always arrive in a timely fashion or at all. However, there are a couple of authors who described ideas or technology in their books that are now reality instead of fiction. Some authors are optimistic about our future while others pain an altogether more bleak picture for humanity. In case you are wondering what possibilities the future might hold for us check out the scenarios envisioned in Sci-Fi novels.
One of the advantages of being an author is that you can invent your own characters and the worlds that they inhabit. However, all of these characters must then be named as well, which is something that certain authors are better at than others. Sometimes characters are given bizarre names to emphasize the fact that they exist in worlds vastly different from our own while other times we are left wondering what the author was thinking.
The Disdain From People Who Stick To Paper
There is nothing more annoying than people who only consider you a “real” book lover if you have shelves that are overflowing with real books. Never mind the fact that you can have thousands of eBooks on your reader, these people will still treat you with disdain if you prefer a screen to paper. No matter how many benefits there are to eBooks, some people will always treat it as inferior to paper, which is guaranteed to drive eBook Readers crazy.
If you look at our world history, the saying "the pen is mightier than the sword" has certainly proven true in many events. Books like the Torah, the Bible, Quran and Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu have all influenced the world religions as we know them today and inspired people throughout the ages. But there were many other books that also influenced the way people think and ended up changing the world in some form or another. In this article, we are specifically going to look at some of the books that caused controversy.
It is often said that truth is stranger than fiction, but sometimes the two can be almost indistinguishable. In fiction, authors can let their imagination go wild, but there are some non-fiction books that are just as gripping and sometimes even terrifying. Here are just 10 non-fiction books that might leave you wondering whether they are not really fiction!
For some famous authors talent definitely runs in the family, but due to pen names it is not always apparent who are related. It is not surprising that every so often famous authors marry each other, but sometimes they also have children or siblings who are just as good with words. Here are just a few famous authors with connections to each other.
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