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Poster of the film The Lord of the Rings. Credit: New Line 



The Lord of the Rings, a three volume fantasy adventure epic authored by J.R.R. Tolkien has acquired what is in all truth a justified air of victory as it is the second best selling novel ever written with over 150 million copies sold. It elicits an indulgent escape from reality and takes the readers to the fictitious world of Middle Earth. Indulgently mindset to destroy the One Ring the weapon of evil, Frodo Baggins, the young hobbit vigilantly surpasses all the terrifying obstacles and dark forces. The One Ring is bound to be returned to Mordor, the only place where it can be destroyed; unfortunately this place is also the Dark Lords lair. The search is a never-ending maze as the One Ring has the mind power to transfer from one owner to another and the Dark Lords wrath continues to destroy the Middle-Earth. Not surprisingly, Frodos quest is a treacherous labyrinth which doesn't throw even a few crumbs of comfort.

《魔戒》,三卷奇幻史诗巨著,作者是享有盛誉的J.R.R. 托尔金,因为他的作品销量已达一亿五千万本,位列世界畅销书籍第二名。这部书的内容引人入胜,带领读者进入虚构的中土世界。为了毁灭邪恶的法器至尊魔戒,年轻的霍比特人佛罗多·巴金斯冲破了层层阻碍和黑暗的力量。至尊魔戒必须被送到唯一可以毁灭它的地方——魔多,但不幸的是,魔多是黑暗君王的领地。搜寻之路漫漫,似是永无尽头,因为至尊魔戒有自己的意志,从一个人的手中流转至下一个主人的手上。而黑暗君王的暴怒也让中土世界不再安宁。毫无意外,主角佛罗多选择的是一条毫无一丝安逸可言的艰苦之途。



Published in 2003, this delightful novel about landing on a first job with a devilish superior maintained to stay six months in the New York Times best-seller list. "The Devil Wears Prada" takes the readers to the hilarious world of Andrea Sachs. Her mishaps as assistant to Miranda Priestly, a high profile editor, a sophisticated woman, and an iron-clad fisted boss, elicit humor and inspiration to readers. This book also gives an inside look in New York and International fashion with full references to designers, models, clothes and glamour, from the trendiest to the most expensive, name it. Andrea and Miranda symbolize the reality at the workplace where the boss is always right. As a whole, the depiction of work life, fashion statement and success of a newbie cast a spell to the readers.




Although "time travel" suggests a science fiction genre, Audrey Niffenegger successfully conveys a timeless love story beneath the title "The Time Traveler's Wife". Henry is 36 and Clare is 6 when they first met yet the truth is Henry is only 8 years older than Clare. Yes, Henry was plagued by time travel a genetic mutation disorder, as he traveled he discovered much of the future and he could even go back in time. Clare on the other hand was love driven so she opted to live with Henry's curse as part of her life. Henry became her deepest secret. Clare's struggles were devastating yet the love they shared was passionate and enduring. This wonderful novel also explores the multiple ages of Henry and how he foresees his death. "The Time Traveler's Wife", published in 2003 literally buries the readers and gets everyone immersed with Henry and Clare's life, love and destiny.







Poster of the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Credit: Warner Bros.



A 1964 children's book by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka. The book was adapted into two major motion pictures: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005. The 2005 version casts Johny Depp as Willy Wonka.




A series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter, a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's quest to overcome the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort. The book series has sold more than 400 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages. All the seven books have been made into films. 




A fairy tale by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M.Barrie. Peter Pan, who can fly and never grows up, spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, pirates, and (from time to time) meeting ordinary children from the world outside. The story of Peter Pan has been adapted and expanded many times. The most famous adaptations include a Disney animated film in 1953.



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