10 best books based on true events

Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The modern literary world is filled with stories and stories of real people. We will talk about them in our rating. Every fan of non-fictional adventures, dramas, detective stories and novels will find a suitable option for themselves.

Rating of the best books based on true events

Nomination a place book rating
The best books based on real events by Russian authors 1 Time of the First, Valery Roshchin 5.0
2 The Story of a Real Man, B. Polevoy 4.9
3 On the sunny side of the street, Dina Rubina 4.8
4 Bury me behind the baseboard, P. Sanaev 4.7
5 Dyatlov Pass or Mystery of the Nine, Anna Matveeva 4.6
The best books based on real events by foreign writers 1 To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee 5.0
2 Glass lock. What Hides the Past, Walls Jannett 4.9
3 Subway, Haruki Murakami 4.8
4 Zodiac, Robert Graysmith 4.7
5 Billy Milligan's Multiple Minds, Daniel Keyes 4.6

The best books based on real events by Russian authors

Time of the First, Valery Roshchin

Rating: 5.0

Valery Roshchin 'Time of the First'

The rating opens with a story of boundless courage, friendship and honor. The Soviet Union and the United States are competing for primacy in the space race. In the near future, the USSR is going to take a person out into the open starry space. An explosion occurs on the test ship 14 days before the launch, but there is no time to identify the causes.

As a result, the military pilot Belyaev and his partner Leonov decide to step into the abyss, risking their own lives. It's incredibly interesting to read about the preparation and training of astronauts. The biography of the characters themselves is fascinating. Readers admire people like Leonov and Belev, because they are real heroes of their homeland, who believe in themselves and their country.

Advantages

  • patriotic work;
  • fascinating plot;
  • a lot of interesting information;
  • concise language.

disadvantages

  • not.

The Story of a Real Man, B. Polevoy

Rating: 4.9

The Story of a Real Man B. Polevoy

We simply could not fail to include in the rating a work by Boris Polevoy, a correspondent for the Pravda newspaper, written in 1946. Perhaps every high school student is familiar with his book. This is a story that touches the soul. She tells about a pilot who lost both legs during the Great Patriotic War. Despite despair and pain, Aleksey Meresiev was able to return to the ranks and participate in battles for his homeland until the Victory.

The willpower and fortitude of the protagonist are worthy of respect and cause a storm of emotions. Every Russian should read the story. There are slight discrepancies with the real story in the book, but minor ones. The writer B. Polevoy died in 1981, Alexey Petrovich Meresiev died in 2001 at the age of 85, but the story of a real person remains immortal.

Advantages

  • easy to read language;
  • for any age;
  • legendary history;
  • real characters.

disadvantages

  • not.

On the sunny side of the street, Dina Rubina

Rating: 4.8

Dina Rubina 'On the sunny side of the street'

The novel 'On the sunny side of the street' tells about a girl Vera from Tashkent. She paints pictures, and her mother is serving a life sentence in prison. From the book you can learn about the artist's relationship with men and parents. All the heroes of the novel have a broken fate. They cause pity in the reader and have their own unique features.

The biographical saga makes you think about many things. It is written in plain language and includes elements of profanity. The disadvantages include inconsistency of events.

Advantages

  • simple and understandable language;
  • interesting fates of heroes;
  • the images of the characters are perfectly painted.

disadvantages

  • inconsistency;
  • tightness.

Bury me behind the baseboard, P. Sanaev

Rating: 4.7

P. Sanaev 'Bury me behind the plinth'

The rating continues with the story of a boy whose childhood turned into a painful and tragic period. Little Sasha lived with his grandparents. The old people did not trust his careless mother's upbringing. They made the child's life a real hell, showering curses, beating and calling names.

Sanaev's autobiographical story tells how adults deliberately break the psyche of children and destroy all chances for a normal existence. The book is written in clear and simple language. In places, she makes you laugh and cry. In any case, the work will not leave anyone indifferent.

Advantages

  • makes you think about a lot;
  • easy and understandable language;
  • Funny moments.

disadvantages

  • a lot of negative emotions due to swearing and humiliation.

Dyatlov Pass or Mystery of the Nine, Anna Matveeva

Rating: 4.6

Anna Matveeva 'Dyatlov pass or Mystery of nine'

Anna Matveyeva's book will tell about the unsolved mystery associated with the tragic death of a group of students who went on a campaign to the Northern Urals. This happened in the winter of 1959. One night something terrible happened. The guys ripped open the tent and ran out into the cold. Unfortunately, none of the 9 people survived. They were found dead.

The final version of what happened in the book is the opinion of the author himself. In any case, reading history is creepy, because more than half of the events actually happened. This work will appeal to those who want to get acquainted with the version of the writer and draw new conclusions for themselves, but for now the history of the Dyatlov Pass remains a mystery of all mankind.

Advantages

  • a chain of events has been built;
  • there are excerpts from real documents;
  • ease of reading;
  • fascinating plot.

disadvantages

  • inverted facts.

The best books based on real events of foreign writers

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Rating: 5.0

Harper Lee 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

The category opens with a poignant story about a family from a small American town. It was based on the stage of formation of democracy. The main character of the book is a little girl. She talks about the morals and rules in society, inequality of citizens and negative attitudes towards black people. The work has everything – fears, racial conflicts, the struggle for equality, the trial of the innocent. The girl's father works as a lawyer and is trying with all his might to restore justice.

Judging by the reviews, it is very interesting to read about national peculiarities and the era of that time. This work teaches decency, humanity and honesty. It will appeal to children in their teens.

Advantages

  • easy to read;
  • there are notes of humor;
  • atmospheric;
  • instructive context;
  • for any age.

disadvantages

  • not.

Glass lock. What Hides the Past, Walls Jannett

Rating: 4.9

Walls Jannett 'Glass castle.  What the past hides'

The book by the young journalist Walls Jannett gained immense popularity within a couple of weeks after publication. She became a real sensation in the literary field and took first places in all kinds of book ratings. The book describes the author's childhood, her period of growing up and shocking methods of education. The work can be called a cry from the heart. Freed from secrets and feelings of shame, Jannett was able to accept herself and continue to move forward.

I would like to discuss the book with friends. Readers discuss the actions of the main character. All characters are understandable and evoke certain emotions. Girls will especially like the work, because there is a lot of love themes in it.

Advantages

  • girls like a love story;
  • absolutely all characters are real;
  • a lot of praise.

disadvantages

  • not.

Subway, Haruki Murakami

Rating: 4.8

Haruki Murakami 'Subway'

The book 'Subway' is based on a true story that happened in 1995 in the Tokyo subway. On March 20, members of a religious sect released the most powerful poison, sarin. The book was written from the words of train passengers who came under a terrorist attack.

The reader will see the horror of the people who found themselves in the carriage that day with crushed sarin bags. Until now, some participants in the tragedy are being treated for the consequences and are experiencing wild pain. The author did not change anything in the narration of people, he simply wrote what he was told. This is a strong book that will not be suitable for the faint-hearted and impressionable person. Children should not read it.

Advantages

  • not boring;
  • truthfulness;
  • rich language of the author;
  • reflection of the true feelings of people.

disadvantages

  • the morally hard part about the tragedy (not for the faint of heart).

Zodiac, Robert Graysmith

Rating: 4.7

Robert Graysmith 'Zodiac'

Journalist R. Graysmith was investigating the case of a serial killer nicknamed the Zodiac. The maniac terrorized the United States from 1966 to 1981. After the tragedies that happened, a book of the same name was born, from which the hair on the head begins to move.

The author gives the opportunity to plunge into the course of the investigation and 'dig' through the evidence. This book will appeal to fans of documentaries about maniacs. To some, it seemed confusing and chaotic. The documentary genre of the work is strangely combined with the artistic style. The story is worth reading for fans of the movie 'Zodiac'. By the way, the legendary killer has not yet been found.

Advantages

  • exciting plot;
  • Will appeal to fans of the detective genre;
  • interesting versions and conclusions.

disadvantages

  • feeling of incompleteness;
  • difficult to read.

Billy Milligan's Multiple Minds, Daniel Keyes

Rating: 4.6

Daniel Keyes 'Billy Milligan's Multiple Minds'

At the end of the rating there is a novel that reveals to the reader the world of consciousness of an amazing person. It had 24 personalities at once, different in character and intellect. Kees's work will appeal to those who are interested in studying unique diseases. The main character arouses genuine interest in the reader.

According to reviews, sometimes the text is quite difficult to read due to unpleasant details. The nutty theme is not to everyone's taste. Despite the reality of the story, many found it implausible. As such, she has no ending.

Advantages

  • interesting character;
  • deep psychology;
  • provides food for thought and a lot of emotions.

disadvantages

  • mixed reviews;
  • book for a narrow circle of readers.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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