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Roman a Clef - On the Road 0

roman a clef

A roman a clef is a novel that is based on real events and/or people. The term was coined in France in the 17th century by the writer Madeleine de Scudéry, who wrote about...

Love May Fail by Matthew Quick 0

Love May Fail by Matthew Quick

The title of this “aching tale of love and redemption” as self-described in the narrative is taken from Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird: “Love may fail, but courtesy will prevail.” May is the key here. Love...

The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall 0

The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall

In Sarah Hall’s The Wolf Border, Rachel Caine, a zoologist specializing in wolves, is offered a job back in Northern England by a wealthy Earl. His Annerdale estate is near the village she grew...

Armada by Ernest Cline 0

Armada by Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline’s debut novel, Ready Player One, was a kaleidoscopic smorgasbord of 1980s pop culture slammed into the virtual world of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that existed in Cline’s nightmarish, post-apocalyptic...