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 60-80k Range:

Add equal parts Ian Fleming and Carl Hiaasen. Shake (do not stir). Garnish with Douglas Adams, and you get You Only Live Once, a sexy, slapstick, razzle-dazzle re-imagining of Don Quixote as James Bond emerging from deep cover in a mental hospital to save the world.


An IED explosion in Iraq left Freddie’s mind and body shattered. Once a skilled gamer and capable soldier, he’s now a broken warrior, emerging from a medically induced coma to discover he’s inhabiting two separate realities. Is he Lieutenant Freddie Williams, a leader of men, or Frederick, Prince of Stormwind?


Scheduled for Review on October 22, 2018

A dark and captivating Faery Tale with unexpected twists and deliciously hot romance at every turn!


A plot to genetically modify the population of Britain into nationalistic cretinism (by means of media mind control and specially developed food additives) makes fugitive public enemies of an ageing cartoonist and his eccentric scientist nephew. On them, the new-born resistance, depends the future of intelligent life in the UK.


A vicious dictator. A magical secret. Can a young freedom fighter master her powers in time? If you like savvy heroes, dark magic, and fantastical worlds, then you’ll love Greg L. Turnquist’s fast-paced adventure.


Holland finds herself immersed in a game of life or death in ancient Greece. To win her freedom, she teams up with Doran, who is on the eve of his forced wedding. They must decipher the challenge set forth by Loki and resist the raging passion that burns between them.


Scheduled for Review on October 15, 2018

Dan William’s life in the remote hills near San Jose, CA. is threatened when a retiree in the area is killed, and he’s under suspicion for murder. He must clear his name and find the killer with help from his uncles, and Syd, the cattle dog.


Age 24, Samuel Baas represents an accused Nazi war criminal and Haitians who, if deported, face retribution from the murderous Tonton Macoute. Head of a crime family, his father takes a special interest in his son’s legal career. In this complicated world, Baas, a virgin, tries to find true love.


Half-human Alekzander Brede is a law unto himself…or so he thinks. Elektra Tate, the street orphan who loves him has other ideas.


Joe gets trapped in the UFO and is launched not only into space, but into the middle of intergalactic espionage, a jewel heist, and the struggle for a planet’s FREEDOM! It’s a busy week for Joe as he goes from celebrated hero to public enemy number one.