History SpiritualSuccessor / Literature

22nd Aug '16 4:41:21 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/DavidEddings' various works were ''made'' of this, being all HighFantasy epics told from a slightly different slant. ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was a basic coming-of-age story; ''TheElenium'' followed a loosely similar plot but was DarkerAndEdgier with a world-weary adult hero; ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' was largely the story of that universe's [[EccentricMentor Belgarath-equivalent]]; and ''Literature/TheDreamers'' was the most out-there, being told from the perspective of [[PhysicalGod the gods]].

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* Creator/DavidEddings' various works were ''made'' of this, being all HighFantasy epics told from a slightly different slant. ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was a basic coming-of-age story; ''TheElenium'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' followed a loosely similar plot but was DarkerAndEdgier with a world-weary adult hero; ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' was largely the story of that universe's [[EccentricMentor Belgarath-equivalent]]; and ''Literature/TheDreamers'' was the most out-there, being told from the perspective of [[PhysicalGod the gods]].
23rd Jul '16 2:25:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' is a SpiritualSuccessor in many ways to ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''. While BretEastonEllis has been accused of writing about the same subjects(shallow, drug addled rich people) over and over again, and frequently using over the top violence to satirize mindless consumerism, Glamorama has a very similar surreal style comparable to American Psycho that his other books don't have since they're more grounded in reality.

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* ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' is a SpiritualSuccessor in many ways to ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''. While BretEastonEllis Creator/BretEastonEllis has been accused of writing about the same subjects(shallow, drug addled rich people) over and over again, and frequently using over the top violence to satirize mindless consumerism, Glamorama has a very similar surreal style comparable to American Psycho that his other books don't have since they're more grounded in reality.
9th Jun '16 7:36:40 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is arguably a spiritual successor to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', which in many ways it is, except with film noir accoutrements bolted on. [[FollowTheLeader It has also generated a number of spiritual successors in its own right]], following the formula of a reasonably powerful FirstPersonSmartass hero and DestructiveSavior in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality who tends to cause as much trouble as he prevents, examples being: ''Literature/TheHellequinChronicles'' and ''Literature/TheIronDruid.''

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* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is arguably a spiritual successor to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', which in many ways it is, except with film noir accoutrements bolted on. [[FollowTheLeader It has also generated a number of spiritual successors in its own right]], following the formula of a reasonably powerful FirstPersonSmartass hero and DestructiveSavior in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality who tends to cause as much trouble as he prevents, examples being: ''Literature/TheHellequinChronicles'' and ''Literature/TheIronDruid.''Literature/IronDruidChronicles.''
9th Jun '16 7:36:13 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is arguably a spiritual successor to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', which in many ways it is, except with film noir accoutrements bolted on. [[FollowTheLeader It has also generated a number of spiritual successors in its own right]], following the formula of a reasonably powerful FirstPersonSmartass hero and DestructiveSavior in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality who tends to cause as much trouble as he prevents, examples being: ''Literature/TheHellequinChronicles'' and ''Literature/TheIronDruid.''
7th Jun '16 3:27:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* DaveBarry's two novels ''Literature/BigTrouble'' and ''Literature/TrickyBusiness''.

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* DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's two novels ''Literature/BigTrouble'' and ''Literature/TrickyBusiness''.



* Donald Kingsbury's ''Psychohistorical Crisis'' is a SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/IsaacAsimov's '{{Foundation}}' series.

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* Donald Kingsbury's ''Psychohistorical Crisis'' is a SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/IsaacAsimov's '{{Foundation}}' 'Literature/{{Foundation}}' series.
2nd Jun '16 2:17:45 PM nombretomado
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* Jane Gaskell's ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series simultaneously marks the last incarnation of "elder Earth" fantasies of the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith / HPLovecraft variety ''and'' looks back to the fantasy genre's roots in Theosophy and the jungle adventure fiction of Rider Haggard and EdgarRiceBurroughs.

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* Jane Gaskell's ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series simultaneously marks the last incarnation of "elder Earth" fantasies of the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith / HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft variety ''and'' looks back to the fantasy genre's roots in Theosophy and the jungle adventure fiction of Rider Haggard and EdgarRiceBurroughs.
28th May '16 2:48:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'' is arguably this to Sinclair Lewis' ''ItCantHappenHere'', published fifteen years earlier. Both novels depict a formerly democratic western nation that succumbed to totalitarianism. The protagonists of both novels chafe under totalitarian rule and rebel through the written word. Both men find solace in secret romantic relationships with women who are both their soulmates and co-conspirators; Winston falls in love with Julia while Doremus has a secret affair with Lorinda. Finally, both protagonists find themselves incarcerated and tortured for their rebellion against the state.

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** ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'' is arguably this to Sinclair Lewis' ''ItCantHappenHere'', ''Literature/ItCantHappenHere'', published fifteen years earlier. Both novels depict a formerly democratic western nation that succumbed to totalitarianism. The protagonists of both novels chafe under totalitarian rule and rebel through the written word. Both men find solace in secret romantic relationships with women who are both their soulmates and co-conspirators; Winston falls in love with Julia while Doremus has a secret affair with Lorinda. Finally, both protagonists find themselves incarcerated and tortured for their rebellion against the state.
19th Apr '16 1:48:37 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has many similarities to ''TheBookOfTheNamed'' - so much that people were claiming that the Ratha series copied Warriors, until it was pointed out to them that ''Ratha's Creature'' was written in the 1980s and ''Into the Wild'' came out in 2003.
** People were also drawing similarities to ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' and ''TailchasersSong''.

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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
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has many similarities to ''TheBookOfTheNamed'' ''Literature/TheBookOfTheNamed'' - so much that people were claiming that the Ratha series copied Warriors, until it was pointed out to them that ''Ratha's Creature'' was written in the 1980s and ''Into the Wild'' came out in 2003.
** People were also drawing similarities to ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' and ''TailchasersSong''.''Literature/TailchasersSong''.
11th Apr '16 7:12:44 PM SamCurt
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* A Japanese publisher licensed the ''basic premise'' of a CutShort {{shoujo}} mystery LightNovel called ''KZ Shonen Shoujo Seminar'' for a series of [[ChildrensLiterature Children's novels]]. The result, ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', is [[SequelDisplacement far more commercially successful]], to the point that ''Seminar'' author penned one of the latter work's {{spinoff}}s.
29th Mar '16 4:40:39 AM Jhonny
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is definitely this to ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''; despite having very different plots, both are series that heavily utilize magic, follow strong children who save their world, and provide an allegory that is well-written enough to appeal not only to its young target audience, but to spark the interest of adult readers as well.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is definitely this to ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''; despite having very different plots, both are series that heavily utilize magic, follow strong children who save their world, and provide an allegory that is well-written enough to appeal not only to its young target audience, but to spark the interest of adult readers as well. Both were written by Christian authors who admit to having put Christian themes and allegories in them, though Harry Potter has drawn more mixed reactions from certain types of Christians.
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