5 posts tagged with literature by grumblebee.
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Please recommend mystery/thriller novels with incredibly complex plots. [more inside]
Who is buying music by Shostakovich, watching silent movies, and reading Thackeray? [more inside]
Have perceptions of time changed in the last few hundred years? Did people used to speak more casually about periods of time? I'm reading Jane Eyre, and Charlotte Bronte uses "ten minutes" in an odd way. I suspect she means (by today's standards) 30 seconds. Is this sloppy writing, cultural difference or what? [more inside]
Please recommend fantasy novels for someone who doesn't like fantasy novels (more inside). [more inside]
I'm looking for well-written sci-fi / fantasy, set in other worlds or the future, that isn't didactic or idea-driven.
Like many other geeks here, I grew up reading sci-fi and fantasy. But I gradually got tired of it, because so much of it was poorly written or antithetical to my tastes. But I still yearn for other worlds at times, so I'd be interested in recommendations. [more inside.] [more inside]