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 80-100k Range:

Pitch Perfect Finalist

Nicole has been thrown headfirst into a circus of a wedding, complete with a ditzy bride, a psychotic mother of the bride, and positively ridiculous bridesmaids. She’s forced to figure out what love, loyalty, and honesty mean, before it’s too late and she loses everyone she loves.

Scheduled for Review on August 6, 2018

Followers of The Pure are vanishing from Earth. It’s rapture, the faithful say. To the government, the disappearances are merely human foul-play. Investigation by Federal agent Reiko leads her to a diseased world, where she uncovers the ultimate fate of those raptured. The truth is far from heavenly.

A forbidden birth. A remarkable young woman. A marauding alien society. The battle begins.

Scheduled for Review on June 26, 2018

Paul Tomenko knows about the improbable. A sweepstakes winner and renowned counterculture writer by age 19, he’s traveling to God’s library to preserve eternity. If that wasn’t hard enough, his two lovers must become involved as well. But the trio discovers the job can turn someone’s soul inside out. Literally.

The Gem of Notna has chosen its next host — and thrown him into the middle of a centuries-old Holy War. The Divine and the Underworld are at a stalemate, and the gem holds the key in winning the war, and deciding Earth’s fate.

It’s one thing to deliberately fall into a trap. It’s entirely another to do it with someone else in your head.

A newly discovered world. An opportunity for the Cortiian rebels. And a mission for Wildcat Cortia…

Gwen’s twin is dead, but she can’t wallow: the enemy is wielding the power that drove Gwen’s sister mad. But the events she sets in motion are bigger than she knows… Thus begins a fantasy epic about family, adventure, love, loss and the ever-changing interpretation of history long gone.

First he lost his daughter. His mind may be next. After years of being haunted by the day his little girl drowned, Vincent faces a new nightmare — one that reaches into the real world and beyond the grave.

A larger-than-life tale of one man’s courage, sacrifice, and unyielding defiance to fight for his peoples’ freedom against those that would take it, and in this great struggle he finds friendship with three alien beings fallen to Earth that stand with him.