The two towers

From Wikipedia: The Two Towers is the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s high fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. It is preceded by The Fellowship of the Ring and followed by The Return of the King.

The chapters are fairly unhelpfully numbered: numbers 1-11 refer to Chapters 1-11 but then…
12:Chapter 1:(second ‘book’ starts)
13:Chapter 2:
14:Chapter 3:
15:Chapter 4:
16:Chapter 5:
17:Chapter 6:
18:Chapter 7:
19:Chapter 8:
20:Chapter 9:
21:Chapter 10:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the title of the first of six books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction “trilogy” by Douglas Adams (with the sixth being written by Eoin Colfer). The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams’s radio series of the same name. The novel was first published in London on 12 October 1979.[2]

The chapters are helpfully numbered 1-35 and you can click the image for a better look.


Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre (play /ˌn ˈɛər/) is a famous and influential novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in London, England in 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. with the title Jane Eyre. An Autobiography under the pen name “Currer Bell”. The first American edition came out the following year, published by Harper & Brothers of New York.

It’s got 38 Chapter, numbered in the roman style. Click on the image for a closer look.

2001- A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke. It was developed concurrently with Stanley Kubrick‘s film version and published after the release of the film. The story is based in part on various short stories by Clarke, most notably “The Sentinel” (written in 1948 for a BBC competition but first published in 1951 under the title “Sentinel of Eternity“).

This is an interesting one, of course, because it is kind of the book-of-the film… one of these days I’ll pull out the film script as well to see how close they look :).  24 chapters helpfully numbered and you can click on the image for a closer look.


Blast from the past here:

Neuromancer is a 1984 novel by William Gibson, a seminal work in the cyberpunk genre and winner of the science-fiction “triple crown” — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award.[1] It was Gibson’s first novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy. The novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to work on the ultimate hack.

The chapters are helpfully numbered 1-24 and you can click the image for a better look.


Hannibal is a novel written by Thomas Harris, published in 1999. It is the third in his series featuring his iconic character Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the cannibalistic serial killer, and the second to feature FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling. The novel takes place seven years after the events of The Silence of the Lambs and deals with the intended revenge of one of Hannibal Lecter‘s victims. It was adapted as a film of the same name in 2001, directed by Ridley Scott.

It has 102 chapters – although confusingly, it goes straight from 100 to 102 in my copy and then gives chapter 103… can anyone with a copy to hand shed any light?

Click on the graphic for a full size version.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


From wikipedia:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final of the Harry Potter novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The book was released on 21 July 2007, ending the series that began in 1997 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This book chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and leads to the long-awaited final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.

Its chapters are helpfully numbered 1 to 36.

The Last Juror

From Wikipedia:

The Last Juror is a 2004 legal thriller novel by John Grisham, first published by Doubleday on February 3, 2004.[1]

The story is set in the fictional town of Clanton, Mississippi from 1970 to 1979. Clanton is also the venue for John Grisham’s first novel A Time To Kill which was published in 1989. Some of the characters appear in both novels with the same occupation and characteristics. Although A Time to Kill was published sixteen years before The Last Juror, it was set in the present, so presumably it took place in 1985 or 1986. Therefore the characters which appear in both novels, such as Lucien Wilbanks and Harry Rex Vonner, have matured in A Time to Kill. Harry Rex Vonner also appears in the novel The Summons, published in 2002, as an advisor of the protagonist Ray Atlee.

The chapters are helpfully numbered 1 to 44.


Twilight is a young-adult vampireromance novel[3][4] by author Stephenie Meyer. Twilight was initially rejected by 14 agents,[5] but became an instant bestseller when published originally in hardback in 2005, debuting at #5 on the New York Times Best Seller list within a month of its release[6] and later peaking at #1.[7] That same year, Twilight was named one of Publishers Weeklys Best Children’s Books of 2005.[8] The novel was also the biggest selling book of 2008[9] and, to date, has sold 17 million copies worldwide, spent over 91 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list,[10] and been translated into 37 different languages.[11]

It’s Chapters are helpfully numbered 1 to 24.