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Ask anyone with at least one eye on world literature in translation which countries are putting out the most groundbreaking novels, and they will likely mention South Korea. Korean novels frequently bend and break genres, explore often untouched social and political themes, and speak to our very souls. If you’re looking for the best Korean …

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The allure of love, passion, and heart-stirring emotions has long drawn readers to the world of romance literature. This carefully curated collection of the best romance books promises to ignite your imagination and captivate your heart. From timeless classics to modern love stories, and spicy tales these romance books cater to every taste, whisking you …

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Fantasy is a colossal genre that has had an enormous impact on the lives of its readers and fans. This is a fiercely beloved genre that goes far beyond literature. For these reasons, selecting the best fantasy books of all time is a tall order, as is simply defining what fantasy actually is. Originally inspired …

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Science fiction is both an exciting and a vitally important genre of fiction — across literature, film, and video games — for countless reasons. The best sci-fi books offer writers and readers the opportunity to flex their imaginations, to ask colossal questions about philosophy and existentialism. This is what the best sci-fi books provide us. …

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What you’re about to read is a pair of lists — one of fiction and the other nonfiction. These are all, in some way, books about life. But that definition is going to mean something different to everyone. For that reason, we’ve done our best to provide as much variety as possible here (and, to …

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The world of fantasy fiction has been turned on its head in recent years by authors who are pushing boundaries and blurring lines. The distance between fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and fairy tales has been reduced, and it’s all for the better. Modern fantasy books are wholly unique and exciting stories for this reason. Exciting Modern …

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When we think of Norwegian literature, a specific idea comes to mind: Norwegian novels are often about isolation; they are gritty, noir affairs. This is in part thanks to the overwhelming popularity of the Norwegian crime drama (both in prose and on TV), but also because even the more literary Norwegian novels are often bleak …

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