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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.

1. Michael Chabon’s The Escapist: Amazing Adventures (2018)

 Best Escapist Books That Will Hook YouThe Escapist and his associates are heroes to all who languish in oppression’s chains. They roam the globe, performing amazing feats to foil diabolical evildoers. From preventing a prison break and attack on Empire City, to facing a demonic horde in Japan, to crushing a galactic takeover in the year 2966, and to surfacing a sunken submarine from 300 fathoms, the Escapist brings hope and liberation.As the history of his creators, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, was chronicled in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, now a multitude of the Escapist’s adventures are collected here, along with the patchwork publishing history of the…
Author(s): Michael Chabon

2. 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. The lives of these creators Max, Denny, and Case–latter day versions of Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay–are brilliantly woven together with the world of their creations.Discovering his late father’s decades-spanning vault of Escapist memorabilia at the age of six, Max became a fan of the Master of Elusion almost…
Author(s): Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan, et al.

3. 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. From obstructing the endeavors of post-war Nazis, to protecting the innocent from an attack on the World’s Fair, to infiltrating behind enemy lines to free prisoners of war in Vietnam, and even to stymieing a hypnotizing saxophone player, the Escapist does not suffer oppression of any kind. A multitude of the Escapist’s pulse-pounding adventures are collected here along with details of the publishing history of…
Author(s): Michael Chabon , Matt Kindt, et al.

4. 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. The result is a roller coaster of events, including romance, loss, forgiveness–and even a thrilling showdown–that profoundly change Kelton’s life forever.”…
Author(s): Dan M. Rhys

5. 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. The history of the Escapist’s creators Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay was recently chronicled in Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Now the best of the…
Author(s): Michael Chabon , Glen David Gold, et al.

6. 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. From the Florence skyline to the Great Wall of China, you’ll find more than forty intricate illustrations to satisfyingly complete, color-in, and frame as you so choose! Dot-to-dots were a requisite of childhood; a simple puzzle…
Author(s): ToMelville-Brown

7. 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. But when Kathy finds herself unexpectedly stranded in the city after a mix-up with her flights, she decides to embrace the unexpected and stay longer. What follows is a life-changing few days in the Tuscan sun, as Kathy begins to question the choices that have led her here. With the help of the colourful Innocenti family, who offer Kathy a place to stay, she gradually begins to realise that…
Author(s): Chrissie Man| Aug 8, 2019

8. 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. And with Bruncliffe turning on Samson, his business partner Delilah Metcalfe finds herself in the impossible position of defending him to her friends and family.Then Delilah’s nephew, accused of being under Samson’s influence, runs away from home and a frantic search begins. And with attention turning to Nathan, only a local vet is paying attention…
Author(s): Julia Chapman

9. 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. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way…
Author(s): Yahtzee Croshaw

10. 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. Live your dream of Italy for just one euro.When the Mayor of a picturesque Italian town launches a new scheme to rejuvenate the…
Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino

11. 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. So what on earth is he doing alive and well and considering a running mate in 2012? A most extraordinary satire,…
Author(s): Jason Heller

Best Escapist Books That Will Hook You

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"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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