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  • Best-Selling Fictional Books Of All Time

    This is just the most recent list of Best-Selling Fictional Books Of All Time selling more than 100 million copies worldwide, wow!!! With author's name and date first published.

    Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes, 1612
    A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens, 1859
    The Alchemist -Paulo Coelho, 1988
    The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J. K. Rowling, 1997
    The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien, 1937
    And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, 1939
    Dream of the Red Chamber - Cao Xueqin, 1754
    Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, 1865

    How many of this list have you already read?

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    Except Christie's and Coelho's works, I've read them all. I just wish I could find time for reading the two remaining, but I am deep into fantasy and science fiction at the moment. But I hope to read them in the near future.
    Did you know that Tolkien's Hobbit was originally intended for children, but it eventually appealed to the masses as well? I just wish his entire saga was as famous! I think that the Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion are two of his best works. Just an opinion.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Drowzzy View Post
      Except Christie's and Coelho's works, I've read them all. I just wish I could find time for reading the two remaining, but I am deep into fantasy and science fiction at the moment. But I hope to read them in the near future.
      Did you know that Tolkien's Hobbit was originally intended for children, but it eventually appealed to the masses as well? I just wish his entire saga was as famous! I think that the Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion are two of his best works. Just an opinion.
      You know your books dude. That's impressive! I haven't read Dream of the Red Chamber. The Alchemist for me is very good. It is simple yet inspiring and full of wisdom. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest though is not as graphic or adventurous as compared to The Hobbit. And I love LOTR too. My personal favorite is The Return Of The King. I love both the book and the movies. I just feel it more in the books because I'm the one who's imagining it comes alive...

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      • #4
        Haven't read The Alchemist yet but want to!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by QueenYoora View Post
          Haven't read The Alchemist yet but want to!
          You should, one day. It's short so I guess you'll be able to finish it in one reading/seating.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Funky.Troy View Post

            You should, one day. It's short so I guess you'll be able to finish it in one reading/seating.
            Yes, thank you! I've heard a lot of positive reviews about it

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            • #7
              Originally posted by QueenYoora View Post

              Yes, thank you! I've heard a lot of positive reviews about it

              It's an inspiring book that encourage you to follow your dreams. You know when after reading a book and you feel good? This is one of those. My copy is so old
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Funky.Troy View Post

                You know your books dude. That's impressive! I haven't read Dream of the Red Chamber. The Alchemist for me is very good. It is simple yet inspiring and full of wisdom. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest though is not as graphic or adventurous as compared to The Hobbit. And I love LOTR too. My personal favorite is The Return Of The King. I love both the book and the movies. I just feel it more in the books because I'm the one who's imagining it comes alive...
                Agreed. An individual reader's imagination is far better than the one proclaimed by the creator of the movies. Nonetheless, the LOTR movies come pretty close to that imagined by any reader of the books. I personally find the books to be much darker and intense than the movies though. Cheers!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Funky.Troy View Post


                  It's an inspiring book that encourage you to follow your dreams. You know when after reading a book and you feel good? This is one of those. My copy is so old
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                  Will probably start reading it on my day off this Tuesday!! Thanks for the recommendation!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by QueenYoora View Post

                    Will probably start reading it on my day off this Tuesday!! Thanks for the recommendation!
                    Another short story that you might enjoy reading is the Call of Cthulhu. It is one of Lovecraft's best works. I personally found it to be full of unnecessary adjectives, but it definitely pulls you into the entire saga created by the writer. Happy reading!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Funky.Troy View Post


                      It's an inspiring book that encourage you to follow your dreams. You know when after reading a book and you feel good? This is one of those. My copy is so old
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                      I really admire the author, Paulo Coelho, he is just one of the many authors who believed that good works and talent must be shared for the greater benefit. I came to know about his works through the shared torrent link he published widely for everyone to benefit for FREE. Such a selfless man he was.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by YellowChevy View Post

                        I really admire the author, Paulo Coelho, he is just one of the many authors who believed that good works and talent must be shared for the greater benefit. I came to know about his works through the shared torrent link he published widely for everyone to benefit for FREE. Such a selfless man he was.
                        For free? Wow, good to know. I have lots of his books because aside from i personally like him, his books are relatively short. You can read them in just one sitting.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Funky.Troy View Post

                          For free? Wow, good to know. I have lots of his books because aside from i personally like him, his books are relatively short. You can read them in just one sitting.
                          You can read any book in a single sitting if it pulls you into the world described. A saga is successful when you tend to crave for more, just like Tolkien's works. Since he wasn't able to tell the entire story, his son (I think) told it after his death.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Drowzzy View Post

                            Another short story that you might enjoy reading is the Call of Cthulhu. It is one of Lovecraft's best works. I personally found it to be full of unnecessary adjectives, but it definitely pulls you into the entire saga created by the writer. Happy reading!
                            Thanks, Drowzzy!!! I'm actually updating my reading list so I'll surely including that one too!

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