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:

When accountability, chaos and love collide it can create one heck of a spark.

When “just friends” get a second chance… First Crush, Last Love will have you remembering the angst of high school, the grief of a failed relationship, and the happiness of true love.

When ambitious young doctoral student Paige Ambroziak is hired to salvage a semi-mythical starship which crashed on a living planet, she discovers a species of horrifying, bloodsucking parasites looking for a new host.

Pitch Perfect Finalist

Like Michael Crichton and Andrew Mayne? Then you’ll love this fast-paced technothriller, featuring excellent reviews and what one reader called “a heroine who is whip smart, irreverent, and unfailingly brave; spot on research; crisp dialogue…and plenty of cliffhangers…”

Pitch Perfect Finalist

A storm is coming, a city is burning, and the only thing standing between massive floods and a million deaths is an illegal team of transcendental athletes. A new series in contemporary fantasy begins today.

The clashes continue in this gripping sequel to Calmer Girls. If the Cross sisters thought the teenage years were turbulent, they learn that relationships in their twenties can be just as complicated.


Twenty years into her lucrative career, and San Francisco based programmer, Lilly Hoffnung’s résumé reads like a who’s who of the biggest names in tech, but this was before she accepted a high-risk offer, before the shocking death of a lover, and before she began to hear the Hum…

Fishing on a Florida beach before dawn, Zeke Adams lands something big. A corpse. Then his day goes downhill from there: He learns his name is on the sexual offender list due to identify theft. PARIAH is a tale of murder, smuggling, human trafficking and never giving up.

One Life is a Massively Multiplayer Online game where players escape the reality of the real world, and enter a realm filled with fantasy and adventure. Strap in for a race against time as Lucas must uncover the secrets of One Life before the game falls into the wrong hands.

Baltimore homicide detective Jill Andersen must solve the murder of a prominent cybernetics expert, before her connection to him — and her secret identity — are revealed.