What are the best books written in 1987?

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    Mort is a fantasy novel written by Terry Pratchett. Originally published in 1987 by HarperTorch, it is the fourth Discworld novel. It focuses on the character Death.


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    Nicholas Scott
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "One of the best Terry Pratchett books! The interaction between Death (who, in typical Pratchett fashion, is stoically hilarious) and his apprentice Mort is excellent, as are Mort's oblivious parents. I love Mort."
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    #2The Commitments (The Barrytown)

    The Commitments (The Barrytown)

    The Commitments is written by Roddy Doyle and is the first book in The Barrytown Trilogy. This book is published in 1987. It portrays the life of the young unemployed people from Ireland who creates a soul band.


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    Nancy Thomas
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I enjoyed reading this book. I didn't know much about people in Ireland, and the book helped portray what life was like for young people who are unemployed. It kept me entertained, and I usually get very bored with books. Therefore, I suggest you add to your reading list."
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    #3And the Band Played On

    And the Band Played On
    As the greatest health crisis of the 20th century, the AIDS spread at the United States was something the US health care system wasn't prepared for. This book, one of the bests on this topic, is a deep investigation on how it spreaded so fast among the US. 

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    Rishika Patel
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Excellent! A well-written, gripping look at the early years of the AIDS crisis, long and worth every page. I understand the presentation of "patient zero" as the source of the epidemic is most likely unfair, according to a number of credible sources; that is unfortunate, and a flaw in the book for certain"
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    #4The Eyes of the Dragon

    The Eyes of the Dragon

    The Eyes of the Dragon is a horror fantasy adventure fiction novel written by Stephen King. It is about the king of Delain and it first published in 1987. 


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    Justin Cunningham
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I don't normally read really old books, but Stephen King is an exception. This is one of his lesser known works but it still features some of his most excellent writing. It's as pure of a fantasy book as you can get, which I found interesting. "
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    #5Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet is the first book in Brian's Saga by written by Gary Paulsen which tells the tale of 13-year-old Brian Robeson who finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness after the plane he was riding on his way to visit his father crashes. 


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    Marilyn Carr
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a best seller and Saga 1 book. Looks like a very interesting wilderness book for any reader/early tween/teen. It does have quite a few pages, but looks as though it keeps the reader interested thru out. Love that it offers up so many versions to read/purchase."
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    #6The Long Walk

    The Long Walk

    The Long Walk tells the story an America that has become a police state. One hundred boys are selected to enter an annual grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner—the one that survives. 


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    Jerry George
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "It is to Stephen King's credit that a novel about people walking can be so engaging. What's remarkable about the book is how a wide variety of voices intermingle, each one sounding authentic. How does King get into so many minds so well? Comic touches help the tension go down a little easier, but the suspense is still pretty intense. "
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    #7Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is the first book in Douglas Adams' science fiction and mystery series, Dirk Gently. It was first published in 1987 and was adapted into a television series starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood.


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    Dorothy Henderson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This was written in 1987 and it seems like a decent book. I Think this is perfect as the solution fits the topic very well. this book is also highly rated on other sites so it can't be all bad."
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    Misery is a horror book written by Stephen King. It's the story of a famous novelist held hostage by his fan as he suffers a frightening case of writer's block which could end with him dead at the hands of his twisted fan.

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    Louis Lopez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "For my 30th birthday last year my mother got me this book that was written of the year I was born. I've always been a fan of Stephen King. I had seen the movie prior which was amazing but I had not read the book misery yet. I'm very glad I decided to read the book as it's another King Classic. Such a dark thrilling tale that King weaves so beautifully with words. "
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    Zack Snyder directs this raw and disenchanting film based on acclaimed Alan Moore's graphic novel. It tells us the story about a group of superheroes that are part of everyday life in an alternate 1985 America. 

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    Kimberly Hoffman
    Written on May 12, 2018
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    #10The Bonfire of the Vanities

    The Bonfire of the Vanities

    Sherman McCoy is a young banker with a huge apartment in Manhattan when he is involved in a strange accident in the Bronx. Now everyone is behind him. This is the most important novel by Tom Wolfe and also a panoramic story about the 1980's New York City. 


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    Joyce Anderson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is my first Tom Wolfe book. Wolfe reminds me of Edith Wharton and her cutting displays of New York society. He does a wonderful job with his cynical parody of New Yorkers of different stripes. Sometimes it can be a bit too much though (Sherman McCoy's vanity) but he keeps it in check for the most part. As interesting as the characters were, the ending seems a bit unbelievable. I would have thought that Roland and Maria's credibility would have been so destroyed that a retrial would be impossible. Not to mention the evidence that Maria is culpable and the car shows no damage. Overall a great read and I will definitely be checking out his other books. One person found this helpful"


Best What are the best books written in 1987
1MortBooks 40 Paid
2The Commitments (The Barrytown)Books 35 Paid
3And the Band Played OnBooks 34 Paid
4The Eyes of the DragonBooks 32 Paid
5Hatchet (Brian's Saga)Books 31 Paid
6The Long WalkBooks 27 Paid
7Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective AgencyBooks 26 Paid
8MiseryBooks 24 Paid
9WatchmenMovies 22 Paid
10The Bonfire of the VanitiesBooks 20 Paid

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