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''Red Sparrow'' is an [[SpyFiction espionage]] {{thriller}} novel written by ex-CIA officer Jason Matthews. The novel was published in 2013, and was followed by a sequel, titled ''Literature/PalaceOfTreason'', in 2015. A third book, ''The Kremlin's Candidate'', will be released in 2018, concluding the trilogy.

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''Red Sparrow'' is an [[SpyFiction espionage]] {{thriller}} novel written by ex-CIA officer Jason Matthews. The novel was published in 2013, and was followed by a sequel, titled ''Literature/PalaceOfTreason'', in 2015. A third book, ''The Kremlin's Candidate'', will be was released in 2018, concluding the trilogy.

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* RunningGag: Each chapter ends with the recipe for a dish featured in it.


A film adaptation of ''Red Sparrow'' was released in 2018 starring Creator/JenniferLawrence as Dominika Egorova, to be followed by the release of the last book in the trilogy. The first trailer can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQUBjoGm1ls here]], and the official trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmUL6wMpMWw here]].

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A film adaptation of ''Red Sparrow'' ''Film/RedSparrow'' was released in 2018 starring Creator/JenniferLawrence as Dominika Egorova, to be followed by the release of the last book in the trilogy. The first trailer can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQUBjoGm1ls here]], and the official trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmUL6wMpMWw here]].


A film adaptation of ''Red Sparrow'' is currently in production, starring Creator/JenniferLawrence as Dominika Egorova, which will come out in 2018 after the release of the last book in the trilogy. The first trailer can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQUBjoGm1ls here]], and the official trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmUL6wMpMWw here]].

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A film adaptation of ''Red Sparrow'' is currently was released in production, 2018 starring Creator/JenniferLawrence as Dominika Egorova, which will come out in 2018 after to be followed by the release of the last book in the trilogy. The first trailer can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQUBjoGm1ls here]], and the official trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmUL6wMpMWw here]].

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "'Find. Out. Who. It. Is.' Each word was punctuated with a tap on Egorov's desk, with a thick index finger."


A film adaptation of ''Red Sparrow'' is currently in production, starring Creator/JenniferLawrence as Dominika Egorova, which will come out in 2018 after the release of the last book in the trilogy. The first trailer can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQUBjoGm1ls here]].

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A film adaptation of ''Red Sparrow'' is currently in production, starring Creator/JenniferLawrence as Dominika Egorova, which will come out in 2018 after the release of the last book in the trilogy. The first trailer can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQUBjoGm1ls here]], and the official trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmUL6wMpMWw here]].


* BilingualBonus: The novels are a treat for anyone curious about the Russian language, as several phrases and words are accompanied by their corresponding English equivalents, or can be translated in context. There are, however, a couple of untranslated Russian phrases, particularly some very lewd remarks by Dominika. Also, there is NoPronunciationGuide, so it's best that you actually look up the words and phrases outside of reading the novels lest a native Russian speaker call you out on your amateurish attempt to speak their language.
* BodyHorror: Many, many instances throughout the novel highlight the sheer brutality of the Russians, including the injury that ends Dominika's ballet career before it even started, several depictions of prisoners being tortured and interrogated [[spoiler:(later including Dominika herself)]], as well as the victims of the ruthless Spetsnaz assassin Sergey Matorin.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Alexei Zyuganov started his career as a prison torturer, and he has a reputation for being a sadist. In the middle of the novel, [[spoiler:upon Dominika's return to Moscow after meeting Nate, she is tortured for several weeks under suspicion of conspiring with the Americans]].

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* BilingualBonus: The novels are a treat for anyone curious about the Russian language, as several phrases and words are accompanied by their corresponding English equivalents, or can be translated in context. There are, however, a couple of untranslated Russian phrases, particularly some very lewd remarks by Dominika. Also, there is NoPronunciationGuide, so it's best that you actually look up the words and phrases outside of reading the novels lest a native Russian speaker call you out on your amateurish attempt to speak their if you're serious about learning the language.
* BodyHorror: Many, many Multiple instances throughout the novel highlight the sheer brutality of the Russians, including the injury that ends Dominika's ballet career before it even started, several depictions of prisoners being tortured and interrogated [[spoiler:(later including Dominika herself)]], as well as the victims of the ruthless Spetsnaz assassin Sergey Matorin.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Alexei Zyuganov started his career as a prison torturer, interrogator, and he has a reputation for being a sadist. In the middle of the novel, [[spoiler:upon Dominika's return to Moscow after meeting Nate, she is tortured for several weeks under suspicion of conspiring with the Americans]].



* DuelOfSeduction: Nate and Dominika's first meeting in Helsinki becomes this; although it's only Dominika who has been explicitly ordered to seduce him. Nate had been looking simply for an operational asset.

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* DuelOfSeduction: Nate and Dominika's first meeting in Helsinki becomes this; although it's only Dominika who has had been explicitly ordered to seduce him. Nate had been was looking simply for an operational asset.



* ForWantOfANail: Several events in the novel are triggered by a careless slip of the tongue that unwittingly seals a character's fate. [[spoiler:Marta Yelenova bringing up Ustinov (about whom Dominika had been strictly sworn to secrecy) gets her killed, and Vanya's "canary trap" hinges on his colleagues knowing only one of many variants on a story]].

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* ForWantOfANail: Several events in the novel are triggered by a careless slip of the tongue that unwittingly seals a character's fate. [[spoiler:Marta Yelenova bringing up Ustinov (about whom Dominika had been strictly sworn to secrecy) gets her killed, and Vanya's "canary trap" hinges on his colleagues knowing only one of many several variants on of a story]].



* LastBreathBullet: The novel ends with [[spoiler:Korchnoi sniped by a Russian SVR assassin just as he's crossing over to the West]].

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* LastBreathBullet: The novel ends with [[spoiler:Korchnoi sniped by a Russian SVR assassin just as he's he was crossing over to the West]].


A film adaptation of ''Red Sparrow'' is currently in production, starring Creator/JenniferLawrence as Dominika Egorova, which will come out in 2018 after the release of the last book in the trilogy.

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A film adaptation of ''Red Sparrow'' is currently in production, starring Creator/JenniferLawrence as Dominika Egorova, which will come out in 2018 after the release of the last book in the trilogy.
trilogy. The first trailer can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQUBjoGm1ls here]].



* BodyHorror: Many, many instances throughout the novel highlight the sheer brutality of the Russians, including the injury that ends Dominika's ballet career before it even started, several depictions of prisoners being tortured and interrogated [[spoiler:(later including Dominika herself)]], as well as the victims of the psychopathic Spetsnaz assassin Sergey Matorin.

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* BodyHorror: Many, many instances throughout the novel highlight the sheer brutality of the Russians, including the injury that ends Dominika's ballet career before it even started, several depictions of prisoners being tortured and interrogated [[spoiler:(later including Dominika herself)]], as well as the victims of the psychopathic ruthless Spetsnaz assassin Sergey Matorin.



* SpySchool: The novel depicts both Nate's time in the CIA's Farm where he learns street tradecraft and surveillance detection and evasion, and Dominika going to SVR Academy to become an intelligence officer before Vanya sends her off to Sparrow School to be trained as a seductress.

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* SpySchool: The novel depicts both Nate's time in the CIA's Farm where he learns street tradecraft and as well as surveillance detection and evasion, and Dominika going to SVR Academy to become an intelligence officer before Vanya sends her off to Sparrow School to be trained as a seductress.

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A film adaptation of ''Red Sparrow'' is currently in production, starring Creator/JenniferLawrence as Dominika Egorova, which will come out in 2018 after the release of the last book in the trilogy.


''Red Sparrow'' is an [[SpyFiction espionage]] {{thriller}} novel written by ex-CIA officer Jason Matthews. The novel was published in 2013, and was followed by a sequel, titled ''Literature/PalaceOfTreason'', in 2015.

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''Red Sparrow'' is an [[SpyFiction espionage]] {{thriller}} novel written by ex-CIA officer Jason Matthews. The novel was published in 2013, and was followed by a sequel, titled ''Literature/PalaceOfTreason'', in 2015.
2015. A third book, ''The Kremlin's Candidate'', will be released in 2018, concluding the trilogy.



* AuthorAppeal: Jason Matthews appears to be a massive foodie, as every chapter of his novels, except for the final chapters, end with a recipe for a food item that was mentioned within the chapter. Said recipes are, however, only a set of instructions, and do not include quantities of ingredients.

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* AuthorAppeal: Jason Matthews appears to be a massive real foodie, as every chapter of his novels, except for the final chapters, end with a recipe for a food item that was mentioned within the chapter. Said recipes are, however, only a set of instructions, and do not include quantities of ingredients.



* DuelOfSeduction: Nate and Dominika's first meeting in Helsinki becomes this. Although it's only Dominika who has been explicitly ordered to seduce him; Nate starts out with a more professional approach, looking simply for an operational asset.

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* DuelOfSeduction: Nate and Dominika's first meeting in Helsinki becomes this. Although this; although it's only Dominika who has been explicitly ordered to seduce him; him. Nate starts out with a more professional approach, had been looking simply for an operational asset.



* SpearCounterpart: In Sparrow School, Dominika also meets male students who are trained to become "Ravens."

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* SpearCounterpart: In Sparrow School, Dominika also meets male students who are trained to become "Ravens."" They never feature in the story, however.


''Red Sparrow'' is an [[SpyFiction espionage]] {{thriller}} novel written by ex-CIA officer Jason Matthews. The novel was published in 2013, and was followed by a sequel, titled ''Palace of Treason'', in 2015.

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''Red Sparrow'' is an [[SpyFiction espionage]] {{thriller}} novel written by ex-CIA officer Jason Matthews. The novel was published in 2013, and was followed by a sequel, titled ''Palace of Treason'', ''Literature/PalaceOfTreason'', in 2015.



* BilingualBonus: The novels are a treat for anyone curious about the Russian language, as several phrases and words are accompanied by their corresponding English equivalents, or can be translated in context. There are, however, a couple of untranslated Russian phrases, particularly some very lewd remarks by Dominika. Also, there is NoPronunciationGuide, so it's best that you actually look up the words and phrases outside of reading the novels lest an actual Russian speaker call you out on your amateurish attempt to speak their language.

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* BilingualBonus: The novels are a treat for anyone curious about the Russian language, as several phrases and words are accompanied by their corresponding English equivalents, or can be translated in context. There are, however, a couple of untranslated Russian phrases, particularly some very lewd remarks by Dominika. Also, there is NoPronunciationGuide, so it's best that you actually look up the words and phrases outside of reading the novels lest an actual a native Russian speaker call you out on your amateurish attempt to speak their language.


* CountryMatters: Marty Gable's list of "singular pleasures in life" include "eating breakfast in bed with cunty fingers."
** BrickJoke: When he intuits that Nate and Dominika have just slept together right before he went back to their safehouse, after she leaves, Gable asks Nate to rub his fingers on the rim of his glass.



* EyeScream: When one of Dominika's SVR Academy classmates tries to sexually assault her in the shower, she takes a loose faucet and jams it into his eye.


The character sheet can be found [[Characters/{{RedSparrow}} here.]]



* DuelOfSeduction: Nate and Dominika's first meeting in Helsinki becomes this. Only Dominika is explicitly ordered to seduce him, though; Nate starts out with a more professional approach.

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* DuelOfSeduction: Nate and Dominika's first meeting in Helsinki becomes this. Only Although it's only Dominika is who has been explicitly ordered to seduce him, though; him; Nate starts out with a more professional approach.approach, looking simply for an operational asset.



* FeedTheMole: Once Vanya Egorov manages to narrow down his list of suspects of who the SVR mole might be, he initiates a "canary trap" by telling his colleagues different variations of the same story. One of the suspects slips and tells Korchnoi his variant of the story, allowing Korchnoi to draw suspicion away from himself for a while. [[spoiler:This later allows him and Simon Benford to set Dominika up for her to report back his actual variant of the story, allowing her to take the credit for exposing him]].
* ForWantOfANail: Several events in the novel are triggered by a careless slip of the tongue that unwittingly seals a character's fate. [[spoiler:Marta Yelenova bringing up Ustinov gets her killed, and Vanya's "canary trap" hinges on his colleagues knowing only one of many variants on a story]].
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Every other instance of Dominika sleeping with somebody has her either not enjoying it, or simply falling back on her Sparrow training for the sake of her mark. When she and Nate have sex, however, she is able to give herself over to her "secret self" and enjoy the act.

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* FeedTheMole: Once Vanya Egorov manages to narrow down his list of suspects of who the SVR mole might be, he initiates a "canary trap" by telling his colleagues different variations of the same story. One of the suspects slips and tells Korchnoi Korchnoi, the real mole, his variant of the story, allowing Korchnoi to draw suspicion away from himself for a while. [[spoiler:This later allows him and Simon Benford to set Dominika up for her to report back his actual variant of the story, allowing her to take the credit for exposing him]].
* ForWantOfANail: Several events in the novel are triggered by a careless slip of the tongue that unwittingly seals a character's fate. [[spoiler:Marta Yelenova bringing up Ustinov (about whom Dominika had been strictly sworn to secrecy) gets her killed, and Vanya's "canary trap" hinges on his colleagues knowing only one of many variants on a story]].
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Every Almost every other instance of Dominika sleeping with somebody has her either not enjoying it, or simply falling back on her Sparrow training for the sake of her mark. When she and Nate have sex, however, she is able to give herself over to her "secret self" and enjoy the act.


* AuthorAppeal: Jason Matthews appears to be a massive foodie, as every chapter of his novels, except for the final chapters, end with a recipe for a food item that was mentioned within the chapter. Said recipes are, however, only a set of instructions, and does not include quantities of ingredients.

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* AuthorAppeal: Jason Matthews appears to be a massive foodie, as every chapter of his novels, except for the final chapters, end with a recipe for a food item that was mentioned within the chapter. Said recipes are, however, only a set of instructions, and does do not include quantities of ingredients.



* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: In the last chapter of the novel, a sniper takes a shot as [[spoiler:the exchange between Dominika and Korchnoi is almost completed. An earlier paragraph depicted the sniper as setting her sights on Dominika, but it turns out Korchnoi was actually the intended target, and he dies in Nate's arms as the novel ends]].

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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: In the last chapter of the novel, a sniper takes a shot as [[spoiler:the exchange between Dominika and Korchnoi is almost completed. An earlier paragraph depicted the sniper as setting her sights on Dominika, but it turns out Korchnoi was actually the intended target, and he dies in Nate's arms as the novel ends]].



* BilingualBonus: The novels are a treat for anyone curious about the Russian language, as several phrases and words are accompanied by their corresponding English equivalents, or can be translated in context. There are, however, a couple of untranslated Russian phrases, particularly some very lewd remarks by Dominika. Also, there is NoPronunciationGuide, so it's best that you actually look up the words and phrases outside of reading the novels lest an actual Russian speaker call you out on your amateurish attempt.

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* BilingualBonus: The novels are a treat for anyone curious about the Russian language, as several phrases and words are accompanied by their corresponding English equivalents, or can be translated in context. There are, however, a couple of untranslated Russian phrases, particularly some very lewd remarks by Dominika. Also, there is NoPronunciationGuide, so it's best that you actually look up the words and phrases outside of reading the novels lest an actual Russian speaker call you out on your amateurish attempt.attempt to speak their language.



* ColdBloodedTorture: Alexei Zyuganov started his career as a prison torturer, and he has a reputation for being a sadist. In the middle of the novel, [[spoiler:upon Dominika's return to Moscow after meeting Nate, she is tortured for several weeks under suspicion of being the mole]].

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Alexei Zyuganov started his career as a prison torturer, and he has a reputation for being a sadist. In the middle of the novel, [[spoiler:upon Dominika's return to Moscow after meeting Nate, she is tortured for several weeks under suspicion of being conspiring with the mole]].Americans]].



** BrickJoke: When he intuits that Nate and Dominika have just slept together right before he went back to their safehouse, after she leaves, Gable asks Nate to rub his fingers on the rim of his glass.



* LastBreathBullet: The novel ends with [[spoiler:Korchnoi sniped by a Russian SVR assassin just as he's crossing back to the West]].

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* LastBreathBullet: The novel ends with [[spoiler:Korchnoi sniped by a Russian SVR assassin just as he's crossing back over to the West]].



* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The plotlines tend switch between Nate and Dominika, or between the CIA and the SVR.

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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The plotlines tend to switch between Nate and Dominika, or between the CIA and the SVR.

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