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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)
Big Little Lies
One Plus One
All the Light We Cannot See
The Vacationers
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
The Martian
Life After Life
The Girl with All the Gifts
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
The Interestings
The Circle
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
The Signature of All Things
The Lowland
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
The Golem and the Jinni
Larger Than Life (Novella)
The Leftovers
The Luminaries
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
China Dolls
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
A Tale for the Time Being
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Good Girl
The Heist (Gabriel Allon, #14)
Burial Rites
Everything I Never Told You
The Fever
Summer House with Swimming Pool
Night Film
Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1)
Natchez Burning (Penn Cage, #4)
The Round House
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
This Is How You Lose Her
The Orphan Master's Son
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy, #2)
MaddAddam (MaddAddam Trilogy, #3)
Crazy Rich Asians
A Visit from the Goon Squad
The Sense of an Ending
Lucky Us
Act of War (Scot Harvath, #13)
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
Little Mercies
Bird Box
The Snow Child
Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Lost Lake
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
The Marriage Plot
Flight Behavior
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
Tenth of December
That Night: A Novel
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
The Farm
Someday, Someday, Maybe
Dear Life: Stories
The Hundred-Year House
The Age of Miracles
The Book of Unknown Americans
The City
Astonish Me
Fourth of July Creek
The Good Luck of Right Now
Not a Drill (Jack Reacher, #18.5)
The Girls of August
World of Trouble (The Last Policeman, #3)
The Winter People
Hard Knocks (Ultimate, #0.5)
The Shining Girls
The Song of Achilles
The Tiger's Wife
Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy, #2)
The Girls from Corona del Mar
The Care and Management of Lies
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
A Man Called Ove
Lay It Down (Desert Dogs, #1)
The Weight of Blood
Brilliance (Brilliance Saga, #1)
The Dog Stars
The Bees

Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory The Other Queen (The Tudor Court, #6)
Her Favorite Books: We asked the Kenyan-born, Britain-bred writer what she likes to read before tucking in.
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Scott Lynch
Some day, Locke Lamora,” he said, “some day, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee. And I just hope I’m still around to see it.” “Oh please,” said Locke. “It’ll never happen.
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Bertrand Russell
I do not pretend to be able to prove that there is no God. I equally cannot prove that Satan is a fiction. The Christian god may exist; so may the gods of Olympus, or of ancient Egypt, or of Babylon. But no one of these hypotheses is more probable than any other: they lie outside the region of even probable knowledge, and therefore there is no reason to consider any of them.
Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

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