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* ''[[ABootStompingAHumanFaceForever 10 A BOOT STOMPING 20 A HUMAN FACE 30 GOTO 10]]'' was described by a reviewer "...reads as if someone cloned an amphetamine-addled PhilipKDick and told him to come up with his own version of Nick Hornby's HighFidelity."
* ''AColderWar'' is RedScare meets CthulhuMythos.
* ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'' is "Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin" meets ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH'' meets ''WatershipDown''.
* NickCave's ''And the Ass Saw the Angel'' is William Faulkner meets GabrielGarciaMarquez, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs with foetal alcohol syndrome and lots of moonshine]].
* ''AnimalFarm''; The Russian Revolution meets {{Babe}}, The Sheep Pig.
* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' has been described by its author as "''Film/DieHard'' with fairies".
* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses set in ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-earth]]''
** Alternately, ''{{Dune}}'' set in Middle-earth.
** Or Dune meets DungeonsAndDragons and written by [[YoshiyukiTomino Yoshiyuki]] [[AnyoneCanDie Tomino]] with [[{{Berserk}} Kentaro Miura]] [[BloodierAndGorier as a]] [[HotterAndSexier consultant]].
* ''AtlantaNights'' is ''TheEyeOfArgon'' meets those trashy paperback novels you see at the grocery store. If you pick it up in the DramaticReading aisle, you'll be able to get some [[LargeHam ham]] with it.
* ''The Automatic Detective'' combines every FilmNoir trope with just about every RaygunGothic trope (albeit, the latter is fairly deconstructed).
* ''Beat The Reaper'' is ''Series/BurnNotice'' meets ''{{Goodfellas}}'' meets ''Series/{{House}}'' written as [[DarkerAndEdgier darkly]] as possible.
* ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is ''{{VideoGame/Fallout}}'' meets ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_irish_saved_civilization How the Irish Saved Civilization]]''.
* ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'': ''{{Superman}}'' meets ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'' meets ''InvaderZim'' meets ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* The ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' are Christian fundamentalism meets ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' meets ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
* Literature/ChildrenOfTheRedKing is Franchise/HarryPotter meets ComicBook/{{X-Men}}.
* Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' is ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' meets ''Literature/TheBible''.
* ''Literature/{{Cinder}}'' is ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' meets ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''.
** Alternately, ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' meets ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
* ''Literature/CodexAlera'' is ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' meets ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' with just a bit of ''Series/{{Rome}}'' for flavoring and some [[{{Starcraft}} Zerg]] thrown in.
** By design. Jim Butcher has said that he was challenged to write a good story that combined the concepts of the LostRomanLegion with ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.
* The ''CompleteWorldKnowledge'' series has been described as ''Literature/PaleFire'', as directed by Creator/WesAnderson.
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'':
** ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' meets ''TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon''.
** ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' meets [[Creator/FranzKafka Kafka]].
** Even better is probably ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]]'' meets ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''.
** Alternately, ''Through the [[Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari Kabinet]] and what Alice Found There''. The fact that the film version was directed by Henry ''TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' Selick helps.
* The blurbs on ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' books describe them as "Literature/HarryPotter starring Phillip Marlowe." This, as it happens, is dead wrong, since aside from [[NamesTheSame the coincidence of names]], the series bears almost no resemblance to Harry Potter. It's more like Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer in the OldWorldOfDarkness, starring Phillip Marlowe. Incidentally, some of the later blurbs ''do'' have this.
* ''[[MichaelCrichton Eaters Of The Dead]]'' is intentionally ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' meets Ahmad ibn Fadlan's travelogue.
* ''TheEdgeChronicles'' reads like the result of RoaldDahl and DrSeuss teaming up to write a sprawling epic fantasy.
* ''Literature/EnchantressFromTheStars'' is Franchise/StarTrek meets Film/{{Avatar}}
* Alexander Gordon Smith's ''Literature/EscapeFromFurnace'' is ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' meets ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''.
* ''EvilGeniusTrilogy'' is ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' meets ''SoonIWillBeInvincible''.
* ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' is ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' meets ''Literature/TheStoryOfO''.
* ''Literature/{{Fight Club}}'' is ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' meets DavidLynch.
* ''The Forest of Hands and Teeth'' is ''NightOfTheLivingDead'' meets ''TheGiver'', or SurvivalHorror meets {{Dystopia}}.
* ''Literature/ForeverGate'': is marketed it as 'Running Man meets Matrix'.
* ''Literature/TheGirlWhoOwnedACity'' is (a curiously non-violent) ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' meets ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''
* ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' is ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' meets ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.
* ''Literature/TheGoodnessGene'' is "''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' meets ''Literature/BraveNewWorld''", but with more conspiracies and clones.
* A review of ''Literature/GoodOmens'' compares it to "the Literature/BookOfRevelation as penned by Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus".
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** ''Literature/YoungWizards'' meets ''Film/Grease''.
** LighterAndSofter ''BooksOfMagic''
** ''Literature/YoungWizards'' meets ''Literature/{{Jennings}}'', with the latter's NotAllowedToGrowUp replaced with ''massive'' amounts of DarkerAndEdgier.
** ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' meets ''ComicBook/XMen'' meets ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''.
** Creator/RoaldDahl meets Creator/JRRTolkien.
* ''Literature/{{Hero}}'' by Perry Moore is ''Film/SkyHigh'' meets ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' meets ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''
* ''HisDarkMaterials'' is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatole_France The Revolt of the Angels]]'' meets ''ChroniclesOfNarnia''.
* Stephanie Meyer's ''Literature/TheHost'':
** ''{{Animorphs}}'' meets ''RomeoAndJuliet''.
** ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' meets ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* ''{{Animorphs}}'': StargateVerse meets Literature/WarriorCats with [=SG-1=] replaced by with a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Ragtag Bunch of]] [[{{Animorphism}} shapeshifting]] [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld teenagers]].
* {{Everworld}} is ''{{Animorphs}}'' meets AllMythsAreTrue.
* ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'': ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' meets ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' meets ''Literature/HarryPotter''
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' is ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' meets ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' with a little bit of ''Literature/LesMiserables''
* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' is StarWars set in Middle Earth with a Little Tales of Earthsea thrown in.
* ''The Judas Strain'': ''Film/NationalTreasure'' meets ''Film/DieHard'' meets ''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'', meets ''Franchise/GIJoe''.
* ''Literature/{{Kire}}'' is basically ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' meets ''Literature/HarryPotter''. With Norwegian myths and fairy tales rather than Japanese, although it got some other European.
* ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'' is ''Literature/ASeparatePeace'' set in Afghanistan with ''[[UnreliableNarrator a much]]'' [[UnreliableNarrator more honest narrator]].
* The ''Lady Grace Mysteries'' are ''TrixieBelden'' meets ''The Royal Diaries''.
* ''Laura und der Silberwolf'' (Laura and silver Wolf) is ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' in a MedicalDrama setting. [[spoiler:The Finale is also similar.]]
* ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'' is ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'' meets ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* ''The Magisterium'' is ''Literature/HarryPotter'' meets ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* Creator/CSLewis and others have described Fanny Price of ''Literature/MansfieldPark'' as "a Charlotte Brontė heroine lost in a Creator/JaneAusten novel."
* ''Literature/{{Matched}}'' is ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' meets ''TheGiver''.
** And ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' meets ''{{Anthem}}''.
* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' meets ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' or ''Franchise/ElderScrolls''.
* ''{{Meg}}'' has often been described as ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' meets ''Film/{{Jaws}}''
* ''The Musicians'' (''Muzykanci'') by Andrzej Sapkowski is "Literature/TheBremenTownMusicians" meets "[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Music of Erich Zann]]".
* NeverLetMeGo is TheIsland meets Literature/TheOnesWhoWalkAwayFromOmelas.
* Subverted in one review, which said that if Creator/TimBurton reimagined ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'''... it would still fall ''far'' short of Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''.
* Speaking of which, the ''{{Nightside}}'' series is ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' meets ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''.
* ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' is ''Literature/{{We}}'' meets ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' meets ''Darkness At Noon''.
** or ''[[Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Diary Of Anne Frank]]'' set in the dystopian future
* ''Literature/{{Parellity}}'' is, brace yourselves, a sci-fi ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', mixed with Film/MadMax/VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}, with elements of {{Halo}}, AceCombat, Literature/TheLordOfTheRings, and starring most of the cast of Series/{{Firefly}}.
* ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'' has been described as Literature/HarryPotter's American cousin meets ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' (the whole franchise) meets ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' meets ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' with bits of ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', ''Film/TheMatrix'', ''PlanetOfTheApes'', and ''Film/TheGodfather'' thrown in for good measure.
* ''Penthouse'' is ''Playboy'' meets ''Hustler''; Basically the gloss and glamor of ''Playboy'', and the explicit poses of ''Hustler''.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' is ''ClassicalMythology'' meets ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* ''Literature/{{Phantalleum}} - Dual Crossage'' is ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' meets ''Manga/{{Btooom}}'' meets ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
* ''Pride & Prejudice & Zombies'' is... ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' is ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' meets ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''.
* ''Rhymes With Witches'' is ''Film/MeanGirls'' meets ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' meets ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon''.
* ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' is ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' meets ''Series/TheBill''.
* ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries'': [[WordOfGod The author describes it as]] ''TheFamousFive'' plus ''NancyDrew'' meets ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''.
* ''[[http://dozerfleet.wikia.com/wiki/Sorbet Sorbet]]'' is ''Film/{{Inception}}'' meets ''Film/GroundhogDay'' meets ''NightOfTheLivingDead''.
* ''Literature/SpaceMowgli'' is ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' meets ''Creator/HPLovecraft''.
* OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/TheTalesOfAlvinMaker'' is ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' meets ''LittleHouseOnThePrairie'', with a dash of UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}}.
* ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'': ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'' meets [[Literature/AubreyMaturin Patrick O'Brian]].
** Alternately ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' meets ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'', since WordOfGod says it [[AscendedFanFic originated from Aubrey-Maturin]] SlashFic. [[HoYay Which explains a lot]].
** One of the reviews on the back calls it "Like Creator/JaneAusten playing TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons with [[Literature/InheritanceCycle Christopher Paolini]]," which makes one wonder if the reviewer even ''read'' the book.
* ''Literature/TheThirdPoliceman'' is what James Stephens' (another Irish author) absurdist fairytale ''The Crock of Gold'' would be if it was retold by Salvador Dali to Mark Z. Danliewski.
* The ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series, despite apropos-of-nothing comparisons to ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Diary]]'' on the back cover, is really more like ''HotFuzz'' meets ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' meets ''Last Action Hero'' WITH BOOKS. And ''{{Blade}}'' makes a series of cameos.
** The early books in the [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe]] [[RecursiveCanon version]] of the Literature/ThursdayNext series are described as "''DirtyHarry'' meets ''Literature/FannyHill'', but with a good deal more sex and violence."
** ''NurseryCrime'' is {{Shrek}} meets Series/{{CSI}}.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' itself is ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' meets ''MyImmortal'' (or ''MyImmortal'' minus Literature/HarryPotter)
** Alternatively it is ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' meets ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
** Or it ''Film/BramStokersDracula meets MyImmortal'' meets ''Franchise/XMen.''
** Or ''[[Series/BuffytheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' meets ''VampireChronicles''
* Undead by Kirsty [=McKay=] is TheBreakfastClub meets NightOfTheLivingDead during a school ski trip in Scotland.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' novels:
** ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' is ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' meets ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}''.
** ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' is ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' meets ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' meets ''Literature/McAuslan'' meets ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.
* Anthony Trolloppe's ''The Way We Live Now'' is ''PrideAndPrejudice'' meets ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
* ''When the Windman Comes'' is ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' meets ''BridgeToTerabithia''. With HappyEnding.
* ''Literature/TheWordAndTheVoid'' is what happens when ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' meets UrbanFantasy in a DyingTown setting.
* ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' has been described as ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'', meets ''Film/{{Syriana}}'', meets ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead''.
** Or ''Night of the Living Dead'' as done by Ken Burns.
* Creator/JoeHill's ''You Will Hear The Locust Sing'' is intentionally ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' meets ''Film/{{Them}}''
* Obscure kids' series ''The Sisters Eight'' is ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' meets ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.
* Cross ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' and ''TheWestingGame,'' plus add history on the side, and you get ''The39Clues.''
* ''The39Clues'' is ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' meets ''TheWestingGame''.
* Creator/RogerZelazny loved to do this with mythology and science fiction:
** His first novel, ''This Immortal'' (aka ''Call Me Conrad'') has a lot of GreekMythology meets ScienceFiction.
** ''Literature/LordOfLight'' is HinduMythology meets ScienceFiction.
** ''Literature/CreaturesOfLightAndDarkness'' is EgyptianMythology meets ScienceFiction.
** ''Eye of Cat'' is NativeAmericanMythology meets ScienceFiction.
** ''The Mask of Loki'' is NorseMythology meets ScienceFiction.

* BillTheGalacticHero is VideoGame/DukeNukem meets TheTick.
* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] is [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] meets {{Spider-Man}} doing [[RaymondChandler Phillip Marlowe's]] work.
* [[EvilGeniusTrilogy Cadel Piggott]] is Franchise/HarryPotter meets [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]].
* [[Literature/TheHungerGames Peeta Mellark]] is a MichaelCera character in a ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' scenario.
* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]]: {{Dracula}} and/or [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Spike]] meets [[SuzumiyaHaruhi Itsuki Koizumi]] meets the ''MyImmortal'' version of Draco Malfoy and [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles a disco ball]]. Maybe throw in some [[Literature/WutheringHeights Heathecliff]], too. But without the irony of Heathecliff's character.
** Bella Swan is [[MyImmortal Ebony]] Meets TheKimberly
*** With [[ArchieComics Archie Andrews]] thrown in.
* ''[[TheElricSaga Elric]]'' is ''[[TheWitcher Geralt of Rivia]]'' meets ''[[NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]]'' meets ''Edward Cullen''.
* According to his author, [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]] is Erwin Rommel meets Robert E. Lee, Hannibal Barca, AlexanderTheGreat, and Literature/SherlockHolmes. [[CaptainObvious Thrawn's intelligent]]. But unlike Alexander the Great, he isn't a crybaby.
* The [[Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen Nac Mac Feegle]] are [[TheSmurfs smurfs]] meets {{Violent Glaswegian}}s.
** Rincewind started out as [[Literature/TheHobbit Bilbo Baggins]] with Series/{{Blackadder}}'s sarcasm, and gradually had TheArthurDent added to the mix.
* [[Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant Stephanie Edgley]] is NancyDrew meets [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Willow Rosenberg]]
* [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]] is SantaClaus meets a MadScientist (mixed with a spoonful of sugar).