Since my last post was about the best selling single volume book, I decided to do some research and find a book that is known for having low ratings. After looking through many books with low reviews, I came across a book called, Antigua: The Land of Fairies Wizards and Heroes, by Larry Ellis and Denise Brown Ellis.
Reading through the reviews on Amazon was pretty entertaining, and when I read some that took actual quotes from the book, I couldn’t believe this book was allowed to be published. Their spelling and grammar is embarrassing, and apparently they state a character takes a train from Britain to England. I’m hoping this book is a joke, and I would not recommend it!
Everybody has their favourite book. Even if this book is not a part of a series, there is always one book people can’t help but read over and over again. I thought it would be interesting to go on Wikipedia, and see what was the best selling single volume book. The top book that sold approximately 200 million copies, published in 1859, was A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. I haven’t read this novel yet, but I am planning to read it over the summer. This book is followed by The Lord of the Rings, which is technically one book, but it sometimes considered a series.
Let me know if you have read this book, and if it’s worth being one of the most popular books ever!
Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1989. Print
City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, is a novel targeted towards a young-adult audience. The story is based around main character, Clary Fray and her family secrets. At the beginning of the book, Clary is doodling a strange symbol everywhere, that only her mother, and her mother’s boyfriend seem to recognize. When Clary and her friend Simon decide to sneak into a strange bar, Clary watches somebody being killed. When Clary reacts to this, nobody else but the people involved with the killing know what is going on. This leads into Clary going on many adventures to discover what her mother has been hiding from her.
This book was also made into a movie, which turned out pretty good. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a easy read filled with vampires, werewolves, and other fantasy creatures!
Clare, Cassandra, and Mike Rosamilia. City of Bones. New York: M.K. McElderry, 2007. Print.
One for the Money is a novel by Janet Evanovich, and is one of the first in a series with the character Stephanie Plum. This book is about Stephanie, who is unemployed, and gets a job with her cousin. This job consists of her getting after people who have skipped out on their bonds. Throughout the book she gets put into a more dangerous situation than she anticipated. She gets involved in this dangerous case to get a large payout, so she can look for a better job, and get back on her feet.
I would highly recommend this book if you enjoy humour, and action. This book has also been created into a film, and I do not think they did the book justice. I would advise to read the book instead of watching the movie!
Evanovich, Janet. One for the Money. New York: Scribner’s, 1994. Print.