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Best Escapist Books That Will Hook You

There are countless Escapist courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Michael Chabon’s The Escapists (2017)

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook YouInspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, this story of three aspiring comics creators with big dreams, small cash, and publishing rights to one forgotten Golden Age hero–The Escapist–is Brian K. Vaughan’s love letter to his chosen medium.
Author(s): Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan, et al.

Michael Chabon’s The Escapist: Pulse-Pounding Thrills (2018)

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook YouMaster of elusion and foe of tyranny, from his secret headquarters beneath the majestic Empire Theater, the Escapist and his associates have been defeating the crooked and coming to the aid of those in need for generations.
Author(s): Michael Chabon , Matt Kindt, et al.

The Lone Escapist (2019)

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook You“When college English professor Bob Kelton finds his students murdered in the classroom, he realizes that the only evidence proving the identity of the killer also proves that Kelton violated school policy by being away from his class when the killings occurred. Kelton now must decide to either reveal the evidence and lose his career or hide it and risk his life to catch the murderer himself.
Author(s): Dan M. Rhys

Michael Chabon Presents. . .The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, Volume 1 (2004)

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook YouLeaping onto center stage from the wings of comics history comes that dazzling Master of Elusion, foe of tyranny, and champion of liberation – the Escapist. Operating from a secret headquarters under the boards of the Empire Theater, the Escapist and his crack team of associates roam the globe performing amazing feats of magic and coming to the aid of all those who languish in the chains of oppression.
Author(s): Michael Chabon , Glen David Gold, et al.

The Escapist’s Dot-to-Dot: Extraordinary Places (2016)

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook YouTake a break from the stress of the day and connect the dots to create beautiful scenes, celebrated monuments, and more in this engaging collection for adult coloring fans, featuring dozens of extraordinary places.Revive your inner artist for a few moments each day with these simple puzzles of the most breathtaking places in the world.
Author(s): ToMelville-Brown

Three Days in Florence ()

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook You‘Manby’s novels are made for holidays’ Glamour***** Kathy Courage has never visited the famous Italian city of Florence before, so she’s thrilled when her boyfriend Neil invites her to go – even if it is as his ‘plus one’ for a work conference.
Author(s): Chrissie Man| Aug 8, 2019

Date with Poison (The Dales Detective Series) (2019)

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook YouSpring is in the air in Bruncliffe but not everyone is filled with the joys of the season.Samson O’Brien of the Dales Detective Agency is being questioned by the police about a murder, with the truth about his policing past about to be brutally exposed.
Author(s): Julia Chapman

Mogworld (2018)

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook YouThis humorous parody of the fantasy genre and the world of MMORPG comes a story about the death and resurrection of a minor video game character by Zero Punctuation writer Yahtzee Croshaw (Will Save the Galaxy for Food, Jam) In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn’t be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He’s awfully grumpy. Plus, he’s been dead for about sixty years.
Author(s): Yahtzee Croshaw

A Dream of Italy (2020)

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook YouHere is your chance to buy your own home in southern Italy for less than the price of a cup of coffee. The picturesque mountain town of Montenello is selling off some of its historic buildings for just ONE EURO each. The only conditions are that purchasers must renovate their new home within the next three years and that they plan to contribute in a meaningful way to this small community.To be considered as a future resident of Montenello contact the town’s mayor, Augusto Rossi.
Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino

Taft 2012: A Novel (2012)

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook YouHE’S BACK.AND HE’S THE BIGGEST THING IN POLITICS.He is the perfect presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican résumé. Liberals love his peaceful, progressive practicality. The media can’t get enough of his larger-than-life personality. And all the American people love that he’s an honest, hard-working man who tells it like it is.There’s just one problem. He is William Howard Taft . . . and he was already president a hundred years ago.
Author(s): Jason Heller

Best Escapist Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some escapist books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Escapist: How One Man Cheated Death on the World's Highest Mountains

Author(s): Gabriel Filippi; Brett Popplewell
ID: 3461242, Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

"Trust me - it's paradise" : the escapist motif in into the wild, the beach and are you experienced?

Author(s): Krehan, Hannes
ID: 1367888, Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 848 Kb, Format: pdf

Trust me - it's paradise : the escapist motif in into the wild, the beach and are you experienced?

Author(s): Krehan, Hannes
ID: 1434252, Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 848 Kb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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  1. Dan Rhys

    Thank you very much, BLGM…I am humbled by your recognition of The Lone Escapist on this list.

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