History DarkerAndEdgier / Literature

22nd Feb '17 10:05:06 AM SunriseWarrior
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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books tended to get Darker And Edgier as they went along. Which was no accident. Rowling set out to write a series that would grow up with its audience, and it was published over a decade -- so the same 10-year-olds expected to read ''Philosopher's Stone'' were expected to be about 20 when they read ''Deathly Hallows'', and ready for more mature fare. Naturally, this was entirely lost on most Concerned Parents, leading to oodles of FanDumb and WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids. This started with a noticeable difference between ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire The Goblet of Fire]]'' and ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban The Prisoner of Azkaban]]''.

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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books tended to get Darker And Edgier darker as they went along. Which along, which was no accident. Rowling set out to write a series that would grow up with its audience, and it was published over a decade -- so the same 10-year-olds expected to read ''Philosopher's Stone'' were expected to be about 20 when they read ''Deathly Hallows'', and ready for more mature fare. Naturally, this was entirely lost on most Concerned Parents, a lot of concerned parents, leading to oodles of FanDumb and WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids. This It started with a noticeable difference between ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire The Goblet of Fire]]'' and ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban The Prisoner of Azkaban]]''.Azkaban]]'' and ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire The Goblet of Fire]]''.
24th Sep '16 9:44:46 AM Josef5678
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* ''Literature/ThePearlandtheCarnelian'' was supposed to be this in relation to popular period dramas a lá DowntonAbbey. It deals with economic problems, unsavory politics and racist attitudes of the "glamorous" 1930s in a more forthright fashion.

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* ''Literature/ThePearlandtheCarnelian'' was supposed to be this in relation to popular period dramas a lá DowntonAbbey.''Series/DowntonAbbey''. It deals with economic problems, unsavory politics and racist attitudes of the "glamorous" 1930s in a more forthright fashion.
24th Sep '16 8:57:20 AM HistoryGeekInTown
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* ''Literature/ThePearlandtheCarnelian'' was supposed to be this in relation to popular period dramas a lá DowntonAbbey. It deals with economic problems, unsavory politics and racist attitudes of the "glamorous" 1930s in a more forthright fashion.
27th Jul '16 8:03:09 AM tropesinreadiness
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* The thriller ''Literature/MasterOfTheWorld'' is often held up as an example of how Creator/JulesVerne, in his later years, became more and more pessimistic about humanity's use of science and technology.
17th May '16 1:15:39 PM Josef5678
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* All of the installments of ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren touch some social injustices and other tougher issues. Nevertheless though, "Skärvor av kristall" arguably takes the cake with its portrayal of domestic abuse, suicide, antisemitism and an upcoming second world war.

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* All of the installments of ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren touch some social injustices and other tougher issues. Nevertheless though, "Skärvor av kristall" arguably takes the cake with its portrayal of domestic abuse, suicide, antisemitism and an upcoming second world war.
17th May '16 11:25:37 AM Furienna
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* All of the installments of ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Hultgren touch some social injustices and other tougher issues. Nevertheless though, "Skärvor av kristall" arguably takes the cake with its portrayal of domestic abuse, suicide, antisemitism and an upcoming second world war.

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* All of the installments of ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Hultgren Olsson-Hultgren touch some social injustices and other tougher issues. Nevertheless though, "Skärvor av kristall" arguably takes the cake with its portrayal of domestic abuse, suicide, antisemitism and an upcoming second world war.
17th May '16 11:20:43 AM Furienna
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* All of the installments of ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Hultgren touch some social injustices and other tougher issues. Nevertheless though, "Skärvor av kristall" arguably takes the cake with its portrayal of domestic abuse, suicide, antisemitism and an upcoming second world war.
9th May '16 8:37:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WickedLovely'' was, on its own, dark, due to being an UrbanFantasy novel about TheFairFolk. Ink Exchange was [[RapeAsBackstory much]], [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence much]], ''[[DrugsAreBad much]]'' more so. Then came fragile eternity, the [[LighterAndSofter Lightest and Softest]] of the series. Then came Radiant Shadows, which was similar in tone to Ink Exchange, with the additions of [[spoiler:Tish]] being KilledOffForReal, and [[spoiler:Irial]] being wounded to the extent that he'll die within a fortnight. So, it's DarkerAndEdgier And Deader.

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* ''WickedLovely'' ''Literature/WickedLovely'' was, on its own, dark, due to being an UrbanFantasy novel about TheFairFolk. Ink Exchange was [[RapeAsBackstory much]], [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence much]], ''[[DrugsAreBad much]]'' more so. Then came fragile eternity, the [[LighterAndSofter Lightest and Softest]] of the series. Then came Radiant Shadows, which was similar in tone to Ink Exchange, with the additions of [[spoiler:Tish]] being KilledOffForReal, and [[spoiler:Irial]] being wounded to the extent that he'll die within a fortnight. So, it's DarkerAndEdgier And Deader.
3rd May '16 9:16:32 PM chicagomel
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* Although the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films had their share of dark and edgy moments (Han and Leia's respective torture scenes, Anakin being burned alive, the death of Shmi, the death of Owen and Beru ect), the ''Literature/StarWarsLegends'' books still manage to get even darker and edgier. There's a lot more torture and gruesome death and bloody war, especially with ''Literature/NewJediOrder'', which was DarkerAndEdgier than some of the previous novels. The next two series, ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' and ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'' continue the trend, as do some of the comics.
19th Mar '16 8:04:35 PM Josef5678
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** Notably, the series features a Muslim as a main character. Post-9/11. And it's set in ''the United States'', ''[[UpToEleven with all of the implications and lampshade hangings played up to their fullest]]''. How many children's book authors are capable of doing such a daring attempt?
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