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Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real. More specifically, fiction is an imaginative form of narrative, one of the four basic rhetorical modes. Although the word fiction is derived from the Latin fingo, fingere, finxi, fictum, "to form, create", works of fiction need not be entirely imaginary and may include real people, places, and events. Fiction may be either written or oral. Although not all fiction is necessarily artistic, fiction is largely perceived as a form of art or entertainment. The ability to create fiction and other artistic works is considered to be a fundamental a...more

Most Read This Week Tagged "Fiction"

The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
Landline
All the Light We Cannot See
Festive in Death (In Death, #39)
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
The Vacationers
The Bone Clocks
Life After Life
Americanah
Lock In
The Circle
The Interestings
The Signature of All Things
Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1)
The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
The Golem and the Jinni
California
The Lowland
The Luminaries
The Miniaturist
Burial Rites
A Tale for the Time Being
The Leftovers
One Kick (Kick Lannigan, #1)
Acceptance (Southern Reach Trilogy, #3)
Lucky Us
The Children Act
Everything I Never Told You
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
We Are Not Ourselves
Longbourn
MaddAddam (MaddAddam Trilogy, #3)
The Sense of an Ending
Dear Daughter
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
Night Film
A Visit from the Goon Squad
This Is How You Lose Her
The Fever
Love Letters (Rose Harbor, #3)
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy, #2)
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
The 6th Extinction (Sigma Force, #10)
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Delicious!
Little Mercies
Crazy Rich Asians
The Drop
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
Station Eleven
The Marriage Plot
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Years, #10)
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
The Moonlight Palace
The Age of Miracles
The Paying Guests
The Shining Girls
Lost Lake
A Man Called Ove
Tenth of December
Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy, #2)
Someday, Someday, Maybe
Blood Of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3)
Lexicon
I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
The Snow Child
The Book of Unknown Americans
The Quick
The Tiger's Wife
The Farm
Flight Behavior
Fourth of July Creek
Bird Box
Astonish Me
The Hundred-Year House
The Orchardist
Bittersweet
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
The Good Lord Bird
Let the Great World Spin
Boy, Snow, Bird
You Should Have Known
The Song of Achilles
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
The Lost Island (Gideon Crew, #3)
The Good Luck of Right Now
Ordinary Grace
The Dog Stars
The Rise & Fall of Great Powers
The Care and Management of Lies
The Flamethrowers
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Sisters Brothers
The Supernatural Enhancements
Sweet Tooth

James Patterson
James Patterson 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)
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Richelle Mead
So...Mason, Eddie, and Mia went to Spokane to hunt Strigoi?" "Yes." "Holy shit. Why didn't you go with them? Seems like something you'd do." I resisted the urge to smack him. "Because I'm not insane! But I'm going to go get them before they do something even stupider.
Richelle Mead, Frostbite

David Foster Wallace
Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties -- all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name's Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion -- these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.
David Foster Wallace

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