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9th Nov '16 4:32:55 AM KYCubbie
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* ''Series/{{Entourage}}'' is based on Mark Wahlberg's metoric rise to fame and notoriety.
* ''Literature/GenerationKill'' uses this on occasion; while most of the protagonist Marines are known by their actual names, a couple of the [[TheNeidermeyer less-competent officers]] are referred to only by their nicknames. Captain America, Kasey Kasem, and Encino Man are probably the best examples (they were never named in the original book either, in a specific attempt by the author to avoid having them be targets later).

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* ''Series/{{Entourage}}'' is based on Mark Wahlberg's metoric meteoric rise to fame and notoriety.
* ''Literature/GenerationKill'' uses this on occasion; while most of the protagonist Marines are known by their actual names, a couple of the [[TheNeidermeyer less-competent officers]] are referred to only by their nicknames. Captain America, Kasey Casey Kasem, and Encino Man are probably the best examples (they were never named in the original book either, in a specific attempt by the author to avoid having them be targets later).
9th Nov '16 4:32:01 AM KYCubbie
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* ''Series/{{Entourage}}'' is based on Mark Walberg's metoric rise to fame and notoriety.

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* ''Series/{{Entourage}}'' is based on Mark Walberg's Wahlberg's metoric rise to fame and notoriety.
16th Oct '16 6:47:56 AM AgProv
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* Icelandic author Arnaldur Indriðason wrote what begins as a detective thriller about an abused boy who in adulthood takes revenge on his abusers. The policeman dealing with the case is also dealing with a seemingly unrelated case of a blackmailer found beaten nearly to death, presumably by an affonted would-be victim. But as Detective Sigurdur Óli discovers, it all links into a high-level fraud scandal being peprpetrated by greedy bankers reaching too far, one with the potential to savage the Icelandic economy. ''Svörtuloft (Black Skies)'', written in 2009, reads like a clear and concise explanation of exactly ''how'' Icelandic bankers precipitated a financial crisis and a recession which fed into a wider world recession. And why Iceland is the only country to have actually put any of its bankers into prison for greed and corruption. [[note]]In Indriðason's novel, at least ''some'' of the arrested bankers are knowingly re-investing and laundering the proceeds of child pornography. (Which ties into the murder of an old man by the adult child he prostituted as a boy). As a former investigative journalist, it is possible Indriðason is hinting at other trhings he knows here. [[/note]]
26th Aug '16 7:11:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''News of a Kidnapping'' by GabrielGarciaMarquez is a novelized version of the kidnappings of reporters and other media personnel by Colombia's Medellin Cartel.

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* ''News of a Kidnapping'' by GabrielGarciaMarquez Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez is a novelized version of the kidnappings of reporters and other media personnel by Colombia's Medellin Cartel.
3rd Aug '16 10:54:56 PM PaulA
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* Leif G.W. Persson's [[Series/{{Backstrom}} novel]] ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime Minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.

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* Leif G.W. Persson's [[Series/{{Backstrom}} novel]] ''Literature/{{Backstrom}}'' novel ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime Minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.
27th Jul '16 8:19:22 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous''

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* Parodied in one of Frank Muir's monologues on ''My Word!'', where he explains he's going to call a character Lafcadio Quilp to protect his anonymity, before adding "His mother is the dreadful Mrs Snaith who runs the school dinners at a Staines educational establishment, I have met her son Ron a few times."
19th Jul '16 5:36:13 AM AgProv
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* Leif G.W. Persson's novel ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime Minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.

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* Leif G.W. Persson's novel [[Series/{{Backstrom}} novel]] ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime Minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.
19th Jul '16 5:29:07 AM AgProv
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* Leif G.W. Persson's novel ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be rferring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.

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* Leif G.W. Persson's novel ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime minister Minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be rferring referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.
19th Jul '16 5:27:10 AM AgProv
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* Leif G.W. Persson's novel ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be rferring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.
15th Jul '16 2:56:42 AM YoruFeisu
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The name is pronounced "Ro-''mahn'' ah ''clay''." It's French for, roughly, "novel with a key" (read: decoder ring). As seen [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_a_clef here]] on TheOtherWiki, sometimes the key to who the names were supposed to be would be published and in circulation. It has nothing at all to do with [[IncrediblyLamePun unusual Italian musical notation]] or [[Wiki/SCPFoundation Dr. Alto Clef]].

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The name is pronounced "Ro-''mahn'' ah ''clay''.''cleff''." It's French for, roughly, "novel with a key" (read: decoder ring). As seen [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_a_clef here]] on TheOtherWiki, sometimes the key to who the names were supposed to be would be published and in circulation. It has nothing at all to do with [[IncrediblyLamePun unusual Italian musical notation]] or [[Wiki/SCPFoundation Dr. Alto Clef]].
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