On the last day of my crime fiction course, my lecturer was asking us what kinds of minority detectives we'd like to see on the course. She went through a list -- black detective, lesbian detective, gay detective, dog detective... and then a pause, and then disabled detective. Followed by the comment that that was "scraping the barrel".
I want to prove her wrong and send her a list of disabled detectives. They don't have to actually be a detective, just be the person in the narrative who is following all the clues.
2. My second request is for recommendations of classic novels that have stood the test of time. If you loved the Three Musketeers, or Anna Karenina, or Great Expectations or anything like that, please recommend it. I love Austen, but otherwise don't quite know where to go.
Thanks so much!
I've also tried to find books set in harems, but they seem to be few an far between. Really? I mean, really? It seems like such a ripe topic.
Any ideas, guys? ♥
I just don't know where to start looking.
I am not sure this novel exists. But I sure hope it does.
I'm most interested in suggestions for brother-brother or sister-sister incest fiction, but I'm also willing to try recommended books involving brother-sister incest.
And thank you!
There's Judah Daniel, and some of Benjamin January's friends & family, but they're too early.
Kogoro Akechi was married, but I can't find anything in English about his wife. And a few minor characters in Amelia Peabody, but as far as I can tell they aren't really actively involved in the detectiving.
...surely there are some and I just don't know how to look?
Sprawling city-states and jungle temples are love! Any stories/books that have either of those as a setting (like maybe Mayan or Aztec) would also be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
There's probably loads that I haven't thought of. I'd prefer genre, something quite fun and adventurous, but recs of any kind would be lovely.
I've been on a Nordic literature streak, lately, and I'm looking for more authors/books. :)
I'm especially interested in literature from Denmark and Iceland, but Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish literatures are welcome too. Only books that have been translated to English and/or French, though, because I can't read anything else.
Please tell me a few words about the book/author you recommend, and why you loved it (or why you hated it; I'm also taking anti-recs *g*).
(This request is really for my friend, who complained how hard it is to find fiction about either human sanguinarians, or vampires that resemble human sanguinarians as much as possible.)