History Literature / HouseOfStairs

17th Dec '15 11:57:38 PM Diask
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''House of Stairs'' was written by Creator/WilliamSleator in [[TheSeventies 1974]]. One of his earliest works and considered to be one of his best books to date.




''House of Stairs'' was written by Creator/WilliamSleator in [[TheSeventies 1974]]. One of his earliest works and considered to be one of his best books to date.









25th Nov '14 3:16:18 PM theAdeptRogue
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* DesignatedLoveInterest: Averted and even lampshaded by [[WilliamSleator the author]]. [[spoiler:The last two protagonists get out of the building,]] and they're walking together and holding hands. One of them then spends a paragraph lecturing the reader on how not all inter-gender relationships are sexual. {{Anvilicious}}, perhaps, but probably necessary given how common this trope is.

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* DesignatedLoveInterest: Averted and even lampshaded by [[WilliamSleator [[Creator/WilliamSleator the author]]. [[spoiler:The last two protagonists get out of the building,]] and they're walking together and holding hands. One of them then spends a paragraph lecturing the reader on how not all inter-gender relationships are sexual. {{Anvilicious}}, perhaps, but probably necessary given how common this trope is.
25th Nov '14 3:10:38 PM theAdeptRogue
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''House of Stairs'' was written by WilliamSleator in [[TheSeventies 1974]]. One of his earliest works and considered to be one of his best books to date.

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''House of Stairs'' was written by WilliamSleator Creator/WilliamSleator in [[TheSeventies 1974]]. One of his earliest works and considered to be one of his best books to date.
3rd Jun '14 6:33:23 AM glisglis
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* UnwittingTestSubject: The characters [[spoiler: are part of an experiment]].
1st Sep '13 8:07:57 PM SharleeD
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** Lola tells the others how, after stealing a car that breaks down, she has to keep ducking back into the stopped vehicle for a breath of filtered air so she wouldn't expire from the pollution before the highway police rounded her up.

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** Lola tells the others how, after stealing a car that breaks down, she has had to keep ducking back into the stopped vehicle for a breath of filtered air so she wouldn't expire from the pollution before the highway police rounded her up.
1st Sep '13 8:07:35 PM SharleeD
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** Lola tells the others how, after stealing a car that breaks down, she has to keep ducking back into the stopped vehicle for a breath of filtered air so she wouldn't expire from the pollution before the cops rounded her up.

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** Lola tells the others how, after stealing a car that breaks down, she has to keep ducking back into the stopped vehicle for a breath of filtered air so she wouldn't expire from the pollution before the cops highway police rounded her up.
1st Sep '13 8:07:14 PM SharleeD
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** Lola tells the others how, after stealing a car that breaks down, she has to keep ducking back into the stopped vehicle for a breath of filtered air so she wouldn't expire from the pollution before the cops rounded her up.
1st Sep '13 8:05:09 PM SharleeD
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** Either that, or [[spoiler: Super-''SecretPolice'']]. The experiment cultivated ''cruelty'' rather than strength, after all.

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** Either that, or [[spoiler: Super-''SecretPolice'']].Super ''SecretPolice'']]. The experiment cultivated ''cruelty'' rather than strength, after all.
1st Sep '13 8:04:48 PM SharleeD
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** Either that, or [[spoiler: Super-''SecretPolice'']]. The experiment cultivated ''cruelty'' over strength, after all.

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** Either that, or [[spoiler: Super-''SecretPolice'']]. The experiment cultivated ''cruelty'' over rather than strength, after all.
1st Sep '13 8:04:32 PM SharleeD
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** Either that, or [[spoiler: Super-''SecretPolice'']]. The experiment cultivated ''paranoia'' over strength, after all.

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** Either that, or [[spoiler: Super-''SecretPolice'']]. The experiment cultivated ''paranoia'' ''cruelty'' over strength, after all.
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