About Word Count

In this new age of e-publishing, page count has become obsolete. At Underground Book Reviews, we calculate the length of a book by its word count, which the literary industry has done for ages. If you're unfamiliar with this method, check out some classics to get your bearing:
20-40k: Old Man and the Sea & Of Mice and Men
40-60k: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy & Lord of the Flies
60-80k: Catcher in the Rye & The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
80-100k: The Hobbit & To Kill a Mockingbird
100-120k: Gulliver’s Travels & Sense and Sensibility
120-140k: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn & A Tale of Two Cities
140-160k: Oliver Twist & Uncle Tom’s Cabin
160-180k: Grapes of Wrath & Catch-22
180-200k: Great Expectations & Little Women
200-300k: Moby Dick & East of Eden
300-400k: Middlemarch & Anna Karenina
400-600k: Gone With the Wind & Atlas Shrugged

Indie Books in the 40-60k Range:

A dystopian science fiction novel that explores the nature of gender and sexual conflict and the addition to pleasure in a virtual world. Welcome to the four genders in a future with no planned conflict, a utopia of pleasure engineered by the union. So …


Andy Rausch
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“Andy Rausch has written a tight, taut crime thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat. I can see my father’s [novelist Elmore Leonard] influence in his prose.” — Peter Leonard, novelist, Voices of the Dead


Coming home should have been easy for this marine, but secrets he thought were buried surface, and love becomes a dangerous game.


Terra is a land of mystery and enchantment, with shadowed forests and rhino castles.


700 men. Every last one of them owes a debt—and Daniel intends to collect.


When an act of mischief goes terribly wrong, Sky is thrown from the Island into a strange new world. Hunted for reasons she doesn’t understand, Sky is forced to use every bit of her wit and cunning to survive, as the Island’s murderous hounds close in.


Goodnight Irene is a locked-room murder mystery. In 1927, a flood has covered most of Mississippi. In the middle of this disaster, a baffling murder is committed. Detective Rowan Manory is determined to solve it. If only he can last the night.


Over 600 installments of naughty words, Over 200 instances of innuendo, 1 incredible story. How far would you go to save her Majesty?


One brother goes missing in action in Afghanistan, the other falls in love with an Afghan girl in England.


Blending Jewish folklore with modern day character, The Song of Hadariah is an adventure for all ages.