What is your favorite little known work of fiction?

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (15 posts)
  1. ParadigmEnacted profile image76
    ParadigmEnactedposted 5 years ago

    What is your favorite little known work of fiction?

  2. EJ Lambert profile image72
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    It really is sad this is little known since I feel it could've been great if people knew about it.  It's called the "Seer King" series.  It's a trilogy detailed the life of a young soldier named Damastes who meets this ambitious wizard named Tenedos.  Together they rise up the ranks until they incite civil war with the corrupt government called the Rule of Ten.  It is filled with battle scenes, vivid characters, twists and more than a little sex.  The author is named Chris Bunch whose military background clearly shows in the pages, which is why I was drawn to it in the first place.  It breaks my heart because he died in 2005 at age 61.

    1. ParadigmEnacted profile image76
      ParadigmEnactedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the tip. Definitely sounds like my kind of book.

  3. CroftRoan profile image81
    CroftRoanposted 5 years ago

    I think my favorite work would be Hidden Stars by Madeline Howard. It's a fantasy epic published in 2004 about a group finding a young girl to stop on evil empress. I have never seen it in a book store let alone in another person's hands.

    1. ParadigmEnacted profile image76
      ParadigmEnactedposted 5 years agoin reply to this


  4. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 5 years ago

    That would be my own first science fiction novel, Ptolia, Book One.  Written in 1975, it was finally published in 1982 and sold something like 8,000 or 9,000 copies right out of the gate...but that was it.  Reviews by readers were highly favorable, but there just weren't enough of them, and the publisher's promotions only reached a very small niche group of people.
    My favorite review was by a 15 year old boy.  I worked in the oil patch as a workover rig derrick hand when the book was released.  The 15 year old was my Supervisor's son.  He (a) read it, (b) wrote a book report on it for school, and (c) in that report stated that, "...it would make a great video game!"
    Can't get much higher praise from that from a high school sophomore.
    My style has evolved exponentially since then, but it was fine for a first novel.
    I just checked Amazon.  Looks like 18 copies available there (from just about that many sellers).

    1. ParadigmEnacted profile image76
      ParadigmEnactedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for commenting, and congratulations on your success.

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Suds in Your Eye, by Mary Lasswell, published around 1942.  When I was a girl I found it on my family bookshelf and read it. I would say I have read it at least 10 times. It is so much fun - 3 old gals live together in a junk yard and struggle to make ends meet during WW2 with creative solutions.

    1. ParadigmEnacted profile image76
      ParadigmEnactedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Now that sounds like a wild plot.

  6. Marian Designs profile image79
    Marian Designsposted 5 years ago

    My favorite little-known work of fiction is Clyde Edgerton's "Walking Across Egypt." Edgerton is a southern writer (North Carolina, to be precise). "Walking Across Egypt" is is always touching and at times hilariously funny. Not many books can make me laugh out loud.

    In this novel, an older woman named Mattie reaches out to a young man named Weslie, who needs someone to help him. Mattie's compassion and good "ole" Southern hospitality transform him into a decent young man.

    One outstanding trait of this book is that it can be enjoyed by people of all types and levels of education. I loaned a copy to an older woman who cleans houses and has only a 6th-grade education, and she loved it. As she recounted her favorite scene, she laughed so hard that tears came to her eyes.

    I heartily recommend "Walking Across Egypt."

    1. ParadigmEnacted profile image76
      ParadigmEnactedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. LastRoseofSummer2 profile image86
    LastRoseofSummer2posted 5 years ago

    "The Marble Faun" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is a slightly historical/slightly gothic novel from 1860 about three artists and a man who commits a murder. This book has always been overshadowed by Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" and most people now have never even heard of it. I like "The Marble Faun" because of the atmosphere, but it does move awfully slow so I can understand why people have never liked it.

    1. ParadigmEnacted profile image76
      ParadigmEnactedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting trivia there.

  8. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. A lot of people assume that the books by Salman Rushdie are political in nature, because of the famous death warrant put on his head, but this children's fantasy is a love letter to his family. It's a heartwarming book about a boy who goes on a fantastic adventure on a distant moon. Very well written, but not very well known.

  9. wychic profile image86
    wychicposted 4 years ago

    The Necessary Beggar, by Susan Palwick. I'm afraid my review doesn't do it any justice, I wrote it a few years ago and it hasn't been included in my update sweep yet, but it still has the basics http://wychic.hubpages.com/hub/The-Nece … ook-Review . The same author also wrote Flying in Place, which is a heart-wrenching read, but she tells the stories so incredibly well. I came across the first book by accident and sought out everything else she wrote -- never heard of her anywhere else, and it's a shame that people don't know what they're missing.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)