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Parallel Novels

Description: Notable books set in other people's fictional settings.

Members: 4 participating members (show all)

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1
6,446 members, 70 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (1), AnnaClaire (4), aulsmith (7), aethercowboy

Score: 11.29

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aethercowboy (22): Hamlet by William Shakespeare

2
4,461 members, 202 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (2), AnnaClaire (5), aethercowboy

Score: 8.04

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aethercowboy (4): The Odyssey by Homer

3
2,863 members, 102 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (3), aulsmith (4), aethercowboy

Score: 7.87

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aulsmith (4): Zorro by Johnston McCulley

4
13,684 members, 260 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (1), aethercowboy

Score: 6

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aethercowboy (19): Arthurian legend

5
13,470 members, 528 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (2), aethercowboy

Score: 5.36

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aethercowboy (6): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

6
166 members, 5 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), aethercowboy

Score: 5.04

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aulsmith (3): Frankenstein lives into the 20th century

7
23,773 members, 581 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), aethercowboy

Score: 4.56

Explanations:

aethercowboy (1): Oz stories by L. Frank Baum

8
5,706 members, 254 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8), aethercowboy

Score: 4.38

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aethercowboy (17): Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

9
4,772 members, 92 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9), aethercowboy

Score: 4.31

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aulsmith (9): I found this a bit of a slog, but then so was Beowulf.

aethercowboy (12): Beowulf

10
772 members, 13 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (10), aethercowboy

Score: 4.25

Explanations:

aethercowboy (23): The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (and the MGM film)

11
18,567 members, 262 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (11), aethercowboy

Score: 4.2

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aulsmith (11): The Odyssey by Homer except in Dublin

aethercowboy (29): Just barely... just sayin'.

12
12,601 members, 164 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12), aethercowboy

Score: 4.15

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aulsmith (12): La Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Mallory

13
1,057 members, 71 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Score: 3.36

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aulsmith (2): Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope except with dragons.

14
521 members, 36 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): The Female Man by Joanna Russ

15
7,083 members, 548 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1)

Thumbs down: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aulsmith (1): While Fillory, the setting, is not completely Narnia, it certainly is meant to make you remember Narnia

aethercowboy (0): Not a parallel novel. More of an homage to Narnia, among others.

16
3,986 members, 62 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (5): Beowulf

17
3,720 members, 179 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (16): Wonderland stories by Lewis Carroll

18
2,263 members, 28 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (8): The Iliad by Homer

19
1,498 members, 25 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (14): Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

20
1,474 members, 33 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (9): Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

21
700 members, 46 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (7): The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

22
669 members, 14 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (18): The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

23
582 members, 8 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (10): Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

24
493 members, 22 reviews
2.97 stars (2.97 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (25): Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

25
433 members, 3 reviews
3.19 stars (3.19 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (20): Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

26
368 members, 9 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (13): The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

27
300 members, 6 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (21): The Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov

28
250 members, 2 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (3): Oz stories by L. Frank Baum

29
151 members, 4 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (11): Gilligan's Island (TV series)

30
126 members, 10 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (15): The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

31
21 members, 0 reviews
2.6 stars (2.6 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Score: 2

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aethercowboy (2): In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

32
6 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy (30)

Score: 1.71

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aethercowboy (30): This is Neil Gaiman's response to Susan's fate in The Chronicles of Narnia.

33
133 members, 6 reviews
3.27 stars (3.27 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy (31)

Score: 1.7

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aethercowboy (31): Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson from Hyde's perspective.

34
6,273 members, 184 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I didn't like this one much. I didn't think it added significantly to the original.

aethercowboy (24): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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Started by: aethercowboy (June 2015)

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