History DarkerAndEdgier / Literature

11th Aug '17 7:17:47 PM TheJ0ker
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* ''Literature/{{Mavericks}}'', a very dark superhero web serial, relies heavily on RealityEnsues and the tropes of the superhero genre being brought into a world where people react to them realistically.
27th Jul '17 2:16:41 AM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/ASimpleSurvey'' is a two-part series. The first part, ''A Simple Survey'', is mainly a collection of bizarre short stories with no apparent underlying theme. The second, ''A Simple Monitoring'', is also a collection of short stories... that are all games in which the losers (if they survive) are executed.
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.
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