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The 10 Most Difficult Movies To Understand

Sometimes films are so challenging and mysterious that they haunt us for weeks, sometimes months, and in some refined times they haunt us forever. …

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The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

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The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2017

In a year of fantastic novels and short fiction — many by debut writers — these are our favorites, in no particular order.

10 books we loved reading in 2017

These 10 fiction and non-fiction titles rose to the top of the heap for USA TODAY's book reviewers this year.<p><b>1. Lincoln in the Bardo</b> by George Saunders (Random House, fiction)<p>Saunders’ brilliantly imagined novel, both heartbreaking and hilarious, takes place in a cemetery the night Abraham Lincoln …

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10 Books That'll Make Amazing Presents For Anyone Who Could Use An Escape From Reality

There's no better gift to give or receive than a truly fantastic book, for obvious reasons. When you give someone an amazing book — especially one …

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A crime novel that continues to puzzle

Graeme McRae Burnet’s The Accident on the A35 has no tidy ending – but it’s wry, intelligent and a lot of fun<p><i>His Bloody Project</i>, Graeme Macrae Burnet’s previous novel, had the sort of success that most authors and creative writing students can only dream of. A psychological crime novel set in …

15 Fascinating Books to Read Before Visiting Japan

I always like to read about a destination before I visit and Japan is perfect for this. It has a unique and fascinating culture and learning more …

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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2017

2017: the year that became an adjective. A year during which the only status quo became the lack of one, and the only thing stranger than the day’s …

43 Books That Will Legit Change Your Outlook On Life

Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, YA, self-help, you name it.<p>They shared all kinds of books from a variety of genres. Check them out below!<p>And just as a heads up, some of these submissions talk about loss and grief, suicide, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.<p><i>Responses edited for length</i> …

18 books to read before they're turned into films in 2018

So you can be the one who says "well, this wasn't the same in the original..."

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17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

23 Brilliant Books That Are Short Enough To Read In A Weekend

Get ready to make some room on your bookshelf.<p><i>We hope you love these book reccomendations! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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The brilliant book that inspired Dune author Frank Herbert

That science-fiction extravaganza Dune allegorizes contemporary themes of imperialism, economic addiction to oil, and religious war is obvious. But …

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30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

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Philip Pullman unveils epic fantasy trilogy The Book of Dust

Author’s new novel series is set in London and Oxford and overlaps with hugely popular His Dark Materials<p>Philip Pullman has ended years of speculation by announcing that The Book of Dust, an epic fantasy trilogy that will stand alongside his bestselling series, His Dark Materials, will be published …

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Colorful Watercolor Paintings Immortalize Tokyo’s Historical Storefronts

After moving from Kobe to Tokyo three years ago, Polish animator Mateusz Urbanowicz was struck by the number of historical buildings that survive in Japan’s capital. So, he did what any real artist would, and set out to capture Tokyo’s storefronts in beautiful watercolor paintings.<p>While …

A Separation is a quietly devastating depiction of modern loss and alienation

To say the nameless narrator of <i>A Separation</i> isn’t one for emotional confessions would be to understate the case. Chapter after chapter, the reader …

Nothing Is Quite What It Seems In Surreal, Unsettling 'Twenty Days'

I read it like a memoir. Like autobiography. Which, ideally, is the way it's supposed to be read, I suppose, but is also a dangerous way to let it into your head. The way it will mess with you most fully and inhabit your dreams. <i>The Twenty Days Of Turin</i> is a novel. There's no truth to it at all. But …

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10 Ideas For the Minimalist Bathroom of Your Dreams

Possibly one of the most important rooms in your home—a sleek and simple bathroom can easily be aesthetically pleasing without sacrificing functionality.<p>Whether you choose to install a statement bathtub, re-tile the space, or a perfect mirror, the following tips can help keep you on track for …

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The Stars Are Legion is a bold science fiction novel about warring women at the edge of the universe

Not your typical space opera<p>Every now and again, you’ll pick up a science fiction or fantasy novel that will absolutely blow you away because of how boldly it imagines an invented world. N.K. Jemisin’s <i>The Fifth Season</i> did that for me. So did Ann Leckie’s <i>Ancillary Justice</i>, and Jeff VanderMeer’s</i> …

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Top 10 books about the apocalypse

Weaponised flu, hoax bombs that start exploding, totalitarian America and brain-thirsty zombies – here’s a flood of fictional world endings – and one that’s real<p>The apocalypse – the literal end of the world – has long captured humanity’s dark imagination. Is it because the end of life on Earth is …

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