What are the best Fate vs. Free Will novels?

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    #1The Lottery

    The Lottery

    The Lottery is a classic dystopian horror fiction novel written by Shirley Jackson. This book is first published in 2007 by Perfection Learning. 


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    Sarah Newman
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I would definitely call myself a fan of Shirley Jackson's short stories but this book left me a bit bored tbh. The pages just seemed a little bit heavy if you know what I mean, dear readers. Not bad, but not great either. "
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    #2Inferno (Divine Comedy Trilogy)

    Inferno (Divine Comedy Trilogy)

    Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, one of the most famous medieval classics written in the early parts of the 14th century. It is widely recognized as one of the greatest works of literature.


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    Jane Howard
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I love reading about topics of life and went searching for a book discussing the difference between fate and free will. I came across this title and while it's a decent read, it really didn't match what I was originally looking for. I would've picked another book if I had known beforehand."
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    #3Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

    Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
    Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone is a History, Criticism, Literature , Fiction book written by Sophocles, Elizabeth Osborne, J.E. Thomas. 

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    Lorenzo Gálvez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Oedipus Cycle should be required reading for anyone with an interest in free will or determinism. The classic themes of fighting fate only to have careful plans be turned on their head is important for anyone to read and absorb."
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    #4Final Balance

    Final Balance
    Final Balance is a standalone fantasy novel written by Stephen Black which centers on Dan Alexander who goes on a supernatural journey through the Afterworld to explore the ultimate consequences of his earthly existence.

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    Adela Olvera
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This isn't really a good book to read if one wants to tackle the fate vs free will debate. Sure it has a lot of stuff dealing with the afterlife and the bible, but this book is more spiritual than it is philosophical. It's still good, but just not on the subject for fate vs. free will. "
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    #5Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.


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    Rafael Escobedo
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "As a philosophy major in college, I have always been interested in the idea of fate vs. free well. Now as a working employee, I have continued thinking about this topic. However, I still like to read novels about fate vs. free will. The best novel I have read so far would have to be Fahrenheit 451. "
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    #6Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost contains John Milton's most celebrated epic poems that entail the cosmological and spiritual origins of man's existence. This book tackles and exposes some of the sensitive issues of Christianity.


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    Rachel Carr
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Not my type of book but I have heard alot of good things about this type of book."
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    #7Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

    Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

    Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney is a new verse narrative published in 1999. This epic poetry novel follows the story of Beowulf, a Scandinavian protagonist who saved the Danes from the monsters Grendel and its mother.


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    Albert Hansen
    Written on May 12, 2018
    ""Beowulf" is a title that most people will recognize right away. In this case, it is a translation that offers both Old English as well as more modern translations to help understand the prose. The characters often struggle with what feels like a predetermined path versus making their own choices in novels that involve fate and free will. This book is highly recommended because it is one thing to know the name "Beowulf" and entirely another thing to really immerse into the story!"
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    Antigone is a story written by ancient writer Sophocles about Antigone, the heroine who challenged the King of Thebes into a dangerous test of wills for the right to bury her brother. This version is translated and printed in 2005.


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    Margaret May
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Does not really go with the topic but still sounds like it would be an interesting novel"
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    #9Oedipus Rex

    Oedipus Rex

    Oedipus Rex is a Greek play written by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. Th Literary Touchstone Edition of Oedipus Rex was translated by J.E. Thomas and edited by Elizabeth Osborne. It was published by Prestwick House, Inc.


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    Benito Estrada
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Not a fan of plays at all but this one was alright. The plot was good but the writing style was boring. If the plot had been delivered in a different manner this would have been okay."
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    #10Infinity (Chronicles of Nick)

    Infinity (Chronicles of Nick)

    Infinity (Chronicles of Nick) is a Young Adult Fiction Novel written by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It was published May 25, 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin. It is the first installment of the Chronicles of Nick Series.


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    Paridhi Trivedi
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "OMG, this was so good, even better than I've been expecting. I'm a huge fan of the Dark-Hunter books and when I found out she was writing a book just about Nick, I couldn't wait to read it. Of course, I had to as I had so many other books on my to-read list that by the time I got around to reading the first book, she'd come out with another five. But you know what, it was worth the wait because now I can read the whole series at once. Reading about how Nick becomes the Malachi is awesome because I get to see his interactions with Acheron and Kyrian and how he got to where we meet him I future books, I just love reading his first impressions of everyone and I really want to know what Nekoda's role is in his life because she seems to be a central character to the story. I'm looking forward to reading the next chapter of Nick's journey."


Best What are the best Fate vs. Free Will novels
1The Lottery Books 32 Paid
2Inferno (Divine Comedy Trilogy)Books 28 Paid
3Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, AntigoneBooks 25 Paid
4Final BalanceBooks 24 Paid
5Fahrenheit 451Books 22 Paid
6Paradise LostBooks 12 Paid
7Beowulf: A New Verse TranslationBooks 9 Paid
8AntigoneBooks 7 Paid
9Oedipus RexBooks 3 Paid
10Infinity (Chronicles of Nick)Books 1 Paid

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