“…And for god’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.” Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of “literature”? That means fiction, too, stupid.”
Some people just love books. These reading addicts are happy to be surrounded by books, to sleep and wake up with books. This season is for these people. To their happiness, Amazon India has just released the list of most popular books of 2016 based on customers’ votes. This is the list of most popular fiction books of 2016 by international authors. Some of these books include The Man Booker Prize winners. Your favourite writer may be there. Just check out! This list won’t disappoint you!
Here goes the list-
#1 Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer
Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer is the sixth novel from the set of seven books written under the title of The Clifton Chronicles. First published in 2011, the series revolves around the life of Harry Clifton and people associated with him. While the first novel, Only Time Will Tell, talks about his life from 1920 to 1940. Cometh the Hour is all about family fortunes, struggles, political drama, love affairs and business mishaps.
Full of twists and amazements, Cometh the Hour is the second to last book in The Clifton Chronicles and is also New York Times bestsellers like the other books in the series.
#2 This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer
The thrilling conclusion to the number one bestselling Clifton Chronicles.
This Was a Man is the captivating final instalment of the Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels that has topped the bestseller lists around the world and enhanced Jeffrey Archer’s reputation as a master storyteller.
In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil.
#3 The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Yeong Hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners, she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flat line of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more ‘plant-like’ existence, decides to become a vegetarian.
Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern day South Korea, but also a novel about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.
#4 The Whistler by John Grisham
The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. The electrifying new thriller. On the heels of the runaway success of Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham delivers the high-octane suspense that readers have come to expect from the master of the legal thriller. With his latest novel, John Grisham takes his irresistible blend of legal savvy and page-turning storytelling to a whole new level. Filled with an unforgettable cast of characters and Grisham’s trademark twists and turns, readers will be kept guessing until the very last page.
#5 The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Born in the ‘agrarian ghetto’ of Dickens – on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles – the narrator of The Sellout is raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist and spends his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. Led to believe his father’s pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family’s financial woes, he is shocked to discover, when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, that there never was a memoir. All that’s left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. Fuelled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong.
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