What are the best novelettes?

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    #1Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

    Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

    Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella written by the famous author of Moby-Dick, Herman Melville. First published in 1853, it tells the story of Bartleby, a scribe in 19th century Wall Street.


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    Gerald Reid
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a classic story by Herman Melville that provides some insight into life on Wall Street and the modern corporate world. Bartleby's condition is one that we can all relate to, and this story is thus filled with talking points. The text is also easy to read and generally short. So, if you haven't read any classic literature in awhile, I highly recommend Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street."
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    #2Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 

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    Joe Howell
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "a very good book and must own for my collection"
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    #3The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

    The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

    The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories is a selection of Lovecraft's terrifying tales including classics like 'The Outsider' or 'The Call of Cthulhu'. It is 452 pages of psychological and paranormal stories written by the reinventor of the terror genre. 


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    Pamela Lee
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This is nice story to read."
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    #4Have A Nice Day

    Have A Nice Day

    Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks is an autobiography by famous WWE wrestler Mick Foley, with the help of alter ego, Mankind, and WWE. It is about his bloody but iconic matches in wrestling.


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    Hannah Schmidt
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This book was better than I expected. I honestly didn't think it would be a book that I would get into. It far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend. "
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    #5The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis
    Gregor Samsa was a regular traveling salesman who one night transformed into a cockroach-looking animal. As his whole family despises him, this book uses Samsa's transformation to talk about human feeling of acceptance and guiltiness, as his new condition brought poverty to his family. 


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    Jeffrey Garrett
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This novel is outstanding. It is a great work of fiction. It really is incredible for sci-fi fans. "
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    #6Tara Road

    Tara Road

    Tara Road is a novel by Maeve Binchy originally published in 1998. In 1999, it was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection. This book explores the idea of "What if" and the wonders of escaping to a new place to lead a new life.


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    Tiffany Murray
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I love this author and enjoy all of her books. They are like connecting with old friends."
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    Angie Kilpatrick is the CEO of a powerful pharmaceutical business: she has achieved everything she wanted, but all that money and success is nothing compared to the man she lost 10 years ago. Now, she has a chance to fix her mistake, but the love of her life is a very different man... 


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    Carolina Hidalgo
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Not the very best novelettes but the story is readable and at points captures your attention. I would suggest reading this as a guilty pleasure and to kill time, but don't expect it to be the next classic for you."
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    After her cousin Lisa disappeared, Carly was having a hard time, which got even worse when her whole family was murdered in front of her. Now she is in prison because she killed Lisa's kidnapper, and she must find a way to escape from there and save her. 


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    Henry Little
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I think this is cool."
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    #9The Black Cat

    The Black Cat
    Written by the one and only Edgar Allan Poe back in 1843, this short novel is the classic tale about the psychology of guilt, in which a man breaks down and admits the crimes he had himself committed. 


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    Nicholas Cook
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I wish I could meet Mr. Poe. He sounds really hot, and I like his book. I wonder if he has a cat. Is it black? Maybe it's name is Theo just like me! I have some similar characteristics like Poe's witch in the Black Cat. I like to dance around naked too! Mr Poe, I wanna meet you."
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    Neil Gaiman's Coraline is about a little girl who found another dimension, and in it, she saw her family and friends, but they had buttons for eyes. Realizing the dangers, Coraline must use her wits to save not only herself but the others as well.


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    Tiffany Boyd
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Coraline is a great coming of age story and it can be surprisingly intense. Even after watching the movie, I feel like the book is just as good, if not better. The main character, Coraline, is a great little heroine that keeps you interested the entire time."
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    #11The Meat Market (Jonathan Harkon Adventures)

    The Meat Market (Jonathan Harkon Adventures)
    The Meat Market is a dystopian science fiction and the first book in Jonathan Harkon Adventures series written by James Chalk. It was published in 2013 by JRH Publishing. 

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    Judy Berry
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Advances in technology, along with the depths of human depravity and prevalence of corruption makes it likely for human society to be moved into a similar scenario within the next couple of decades. Combined with an exceptionally well-written story and believable characters, those factors make The Meat Market feel just around the corner. The point of view is intimate and brings the reader right into Jonathon's heart and mind, and makes the story more important to the reader. There's a good mix of action and down time that flows naturally, and the dialog and character interactions are well done. The imagery is rich and still trusts the reader's imagination to fill in the details."
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    #12The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea tells the story of an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago and his supreme ordeal with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway. 


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    Willie Hill
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Who doesn't love Hemingway? This is a classic and has been loved by many for years, and will continue to live on for many generations. "
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    #13Breaking Clean

    Breaking Clean

    Breaking Clean is a memoir written by Judy Blunt with the help of Nancy Smith. It became a National Bestseller. It is about the author's experience in the harsh drylands of Montana.


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    Brian Bell
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Gives you a clean, unique insight into the American west around the time where people were settling. The book has a detailed plot and almost all of the characters show signs of incredible development."
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    #14Naughty Boss (Steamy Coffee Collection)

    Naughty Boss (Steamy Coffee Collection)
    Naughty Boss is the first novella in the contemporary romance series Steamy Coffee Collection written by Whitney G. which follows the love story between Mya London and Michael Leighton.

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    Willie Bishop
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Its a romantic book, I enjoy it. "
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    #15Under The Mistletoe With Me (With Me In Seattle)

    Under The Mistletoe With Me (With Me In Seattle)

    Under the Mistletoe with Me is a novella in the contemporary romance series With Me in Seattle written by Kristen Proby which follows the 10-year married couple Isaac and Stacy Montgomery.  


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    Jesse Wallace
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I often try to find good romance novels, but most of them just end of being that same generic story. This one does not do much to change that, but it is still an ok read."
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    #16Dirty Doctor (Steamy Coffee Reads Collection)

    Dirty Doctor (Steamy Coffee Reads Collection)
    Dirty Doctor is the second book in the contemporary romance series Steamy Coffee Collection written by Whitney G. which follows the love story between Garrett Ashton and Natalie Madison.

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    Joe Murray
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book was very interesting to read and makes you want more of it time and time again. If your looking for a good book to add to your summer reading list, this one is it. It makes you want to conitnue reading to see what happens. "


Best What are the best novelettes
1Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall StreetBooks 31 Paid
2Animal FarmBooks 30 Paid
3The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories Books 28 Paid
4Have A Nice DayBooks 26 Paid
5The MetamorphosisBooks 23 Paid
6Tara RoadBooks 22 Paid
7RekindledBooks 15 Paid
8CarlyBooks 13 Paid
9The Black CatBooks 8 Paid
10CoralineBooks 4 Paid

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