History Literature / Friday

5th May '17 2:24:22 PM Kalaong
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* WhoShotJFK: A DiscussedTrope - ''anyone'' who looks at it knows something is up, but it's academic because there's no way to confirm any of it;
-->'''Friday''': ''Killed in front of hundreds of witnesses and every aspect, before, during, and after, heavily documented. All that mountain of evidence adds up to is this: Nobody knows who shot him, how many shot him, how many times he was shot, who did it, why it was done, and who was involved in the conspiracy if there was a conspiracy. It isn't even possible to say whether the murder plot was foreign or domestic. Boss, if it is impossible to untangle one that recent and that thoroughly investigated, what chance is there of figuring out the details of the conspiracy that did in Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar? Or Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot? All that can truthfully be said is that the people who come out on top write the official versions found in the history books, history that is no more honest than is autobiography.''
8th Apr '17 4:28:57 PM maxwellsilver
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* MultipleIdentityIDs: In the beginning, Friday kills a man who was following her, then finds several identity documents and credit cards with four names on them: "Adolf Belsen", "Albert Beaumont", "Arthur Bookman" and "Archibald Buchanan".
5th Jul '16 4:41:55 PM pwiegle
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* PublicSecretMessage: In Vancouver, Friday is reading the personal ads in a newspaper and sees an ad that says "W.K.-Make your will. You have only a week to live. A.C.B." More than a week later she sees another ad in a Vicksburg, Mississippi newspaper that says "W.K.-Make your will. You have only ten days to live. A.C.B." Her traveling companion Georges realizes that the messages are a code - the first message meant "number seven" (1 week = 7 days), while the second message meant "number ten".

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* PublicSecretMessage: In Vancouver, Friday is reading the personal ads in a newspaper and sees an ad that says "W.K.-Make your will. You have only a week to live. A.C.B." More than a week later she sees another ad in a Vicksburg, Mississippi newspaper that says "W.K.-Make your will. You have only ten days to live. A.C.B." Her traveling companion Georges realizes that the messages are a code - the first message meant "number seven" (1 week = 7 days), while the second message meant "number ten". What the various numbers signify is known only to the sender and recipient, making the code unbreakable.
16th Sep '15 4:37:13 PM Tdarcos
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* SignatureStyle: The opening of the novel is classic Heinlein in that it starts InMediaRes and reveals the protagonist's occupation and personality through first-person narration while she's killing people and evading capture.

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* SignatureStyle: The opening of the novel is classic Heinlein in that it starts InMediaRes InMediasRes and reveals the protagonist's occupation and personality through first-person narration while she's killing people and evading capture.
16th Sep '15 4:28:57 PM Tdarcos
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In the CanonWelding, this would come sometime after ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' in that book's timeline, but the connection is not necessary.

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In the CanonWelding, this would come sometime after ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' in that book's timeline, but the connection is not necessary.
necessary. It is a sequel to an earlier book, ''{{Literature/Gulf}}''
25th Mar '15 2:37:22 PM morenohijazo
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* BetrayalByInaction: "Uncle" Jim Prufit shows up to take Friday to Boss' farm. When they arrive she's attacked by an enemy ambush and Prufit doesn't warn her, he simply watches while they take her. She learns later that Prufit is TheMole.
23rd Dec '14 9:39:50 AM Fighteer
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: When Friday is raped by her captors, her thoughts are mere annoyance that they'd think it would traumatize her.
19th Dec '14 6:51:04 PM Odon
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* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: Friday's response when Georges Perreault mentions that he's a genetic engineer, involved in the creation of {{Artificial Person}}s. Georges politely disagrees; while ''he'' can honestly say this, as his job involves working with such people, it's extremely unlikely that Friday would have any friends who'd even admit they were AP's, due to FantasticRacism. The irony being that (unknown to Georges at the time) Friday is an AP herself, posing as a normal human.
12th Dec '14 6:48:30 PM Odon
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: When Friday is raped by her captors, her thoughts are mere annoyance that they'd think it would traumatize her.
30th Oct '14 1:32:42 PM drebert
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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Effectively discussed when Ian Tormey (the ballistic shuttle pilot) discusses proposals to engineer Living Artifact pilots to replace humans. The conclusion he reaches is that the risk of obviously non-human beings becoming too alienated from humanity to be responsible for the lives of humans is too high.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Effectively discussed when Ian Tormey (the ballistic shuttle pilot) discusses proposals to engineer Living Artifact pilots to replace humans. The conclusion he reaches is that the risk of obviously non-human beings becoming too alienated from humanity to be responsible for the lives of humans is too high.high - and Friday agrees.
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