What are the best Chess themed fiction books?

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    #1Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess

    Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
    Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess is a nonfiction book written by Fred Waltzkin. It was published August 1, 1993 by Penguin Books.
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    Benjamin Reid
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I was looking for a book that dealt with the subject of the game of Chess. I checked out Searching for Bobby Fischer, based on a site's recommendation, and it was ok. However, I wanted more of a strategy kind of book, and this book just didn't have what I needed."
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    #2The Fire: A Novel

    The Fire: A Novel

    The Fire: A Novel is a fantasy and fiction novel written by Katherine Neville. It was published October 6, 2008 by Ballantine Books. It is the second installment of the series The Eight Book.

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    Diane Hansen
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I was actually kind of bored with this one. I really liked the first one and was hoping this one would be just as good but it was a true disappointment. "
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    #3Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland is a book by Jane Carruth. It is an adaptation of the original fantasy novel written by Lewis Carol (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). It follows the story of Alice who fell through the rabbit hole.  

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    Dolores Ávalos
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "One of the most whimsical books ever written. Certainly one of the most whimsical books I ever read. It actually feels like the term "whimsical" was created especially for Alice and her adventures. No need to describe the action or characters of the book, I guess most of the planet knows about it and has been exposed to at least one version of the story. But the original still packs quite a punch. The originality, lightness and oddness of it reiterates itself on every page, always more surprising, always funnier, stranger, and yes, curiouser. A true masterpiece, for the ages."
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    #4This Duchess of Mine

    This Duchess of Mine

    This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses) is a romance and fiction book written by Eloisa James. It was published May 26, 2009 by Avon. It is also the fifth installment in the Desperate Duchesses series.

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    #5Checkmate: Book Six in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles

    Checkmate: Book Six in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles

    Checkmate: Book Six in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles is a history and fiction novel written by Dorothy Dunnett. It was published August 11, 2010 by Vintage. It is part of the Lymond Chronicles.

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    Denise Ellis
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Well, as a chess enthusiast I was very disappointed to find out that this book had nothing to do with the game when I started the series. However, I have never been able to read a book from start to finish this fast! This is the final book in the series, and it is worth reading all of them just to be able to fully enjoy this book. Just like the game of Chess, the history of this book takes us through the plotting and battles that took place back in 1557. If you like strategy, history and a well written book this one is for you."
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    #6The Chess Machine: A Novel

    The Chess Machine: A Novel

    The Chess Machine: A Novel is a historical, science and fiction novel written by Robert Lohr, translated by Anthea Bell. It was published July 5, 2007 by Penguin Press.

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    Scott Richards
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Chess Machine: A Novel is very bad. The plot jumps around from Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen to the Mechanical Turk to another protagonist. The writer, at the beginning, basically gives everything away. Looking back, this doesn't fit so well for a chess-themed fiction book."
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    #7Gentlemen and Players: A Novel

    Gentlemen and Players: A Novel

    Gentlemen and Players: A Novel is an educational, strategy and fiction novel by Joanne Harris. It was published January 3, 2006 by William Morrow. It follows the story of the privileged young men attending St. Oswald.

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    Angela Ryan
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I read this a few weeks ago, and I'm still not sure. There are parts of it that I will keep with me always. Certain conceits that are just so well-crafted that they sort of play in my ear. But then there are other parts that just get plodding and too wordy (wordy for the sake of self-importance, rather than to help the text or the plot). Overall, I'm glad I read it and would recommend it. It's not the best of the best (chess themed or otherwise). But it is pretty good. "
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    #8The Squares of the City

    The Squares of the City

    The Squares of the City is a fantasy, science and fictional novel written by John Brunner. It was published in the year 1965 by BALLANTINE BOOKS. 

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    James Howell
    Written on May 3, 2018
    " This book is okay for what it is. It isn’t great nor does it disappoint what so ever. Some parts of the story was really well done, and some of the other parts were not. I found that the plot was really forced on us, and the story was really slow. "
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    #9The Joy Luck Club

    The Joy Luck Club
    The Joy Luck Club is a best-selling novel by Amy Tan that tells the story of a group of four Chinese women who meet together for mahjong and companionship. Later, their daughters continue the tradition.
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    Kyle Tran
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "My son is getting very interested in chess and I decided to get him the best chess themed fiction book I could find for Christmas. I got him the Joy Luck Club. He has had his nose stuck in the book for days, so he seems to love it!"
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    #10Chess Story

    Chess Story

    Chess Story is a classic fiction in German literature written by Stefan Zweig. Also known as The Royal Game, this book is translated by Joel Rotenberg. First published in 1941, this book is published in 2005 by NY Review Books Classics.

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    Enrique Vega
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a great short story that will have you enthralled in the characters. The story all takes place around a chess tournament. There are a lot of twists and turns in this book that will have you captivated and wondering what happens next. The suspense that the author is able to build up is very exciting. You will enjoy reading this as much as I did. "

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Best What are the best Chess themed fiction books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of ChessBooks 48 Paid
2The Fire: A NovelBooks 43 Paid
3Alice in WonderlandBooks 42 Paid
4This Duchess of MineBooks 40 Paid
5Checkmate: Book Six in the Legendary Lymond ChroniclesBooks 35 Paid
6The Chess Machine: A NovelBooks 27 Paid
7Gentlemen and Players: A NovelBooks 26 Paid
8The Squares of the CityBooks 22 Paid
9The Joy Luck ClubBooks 18 Paid
10Chess StoryBooks 3 Paid
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