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Adventure fiction is a genre of fiction in which an adventure, an exciting undertaking involving risk and physical danger, forms the main storyline. Adventure novels and short stories were popular subjects for American pulp magazines, which dominated American popular fiction between the Progressive Era and the 1950s. Adventure fiction often overlaps with other genres, notably war novels, crime novels, sea stories, Robinsonades, spy stories (as in the works of John Buchan, Eric Ambler and Ian Fleming), science fiction, fantasy, (Robert E. Howard and J.R.R. Tolkien both combined the secondary wo ...more
“ What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. ...more ”
“ I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.' I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! ...more ”
Friends, would you care to partake in a learned discussion of current events, the global economy…more
[close] Friends, would you care to partake in a learned discussion of current events, the global economy, writing, selling, film, and reading? Then gift us with the honor of your sophisticated opinions, queries and humor on board our trireme of World, Writing and Wealth and sail the seven seas with us!
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A book discussion group for readers of Erin Reese's books, Truth Seeker: A Spiritual Adventure o…more
[close] A book discussion group for readers of Erin Reese's books, Truth Seeker: A Spiritual Adventure of Love, Loss, and Liberation and The Adventures of Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India
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A group to recommend and talk about FANTASY, ADVENTURE, and SCI FI books! Join the group!
[close] A group to recommend and talk about FANTASY, ADVENTURE, and SCI FI books! Join the group!
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Click HERE for the latest group announcements. "It reminded me of ____ but in space." "I re…more
[close] Click HERE for the latest group announcements. "It reminded me of ____ but in space." "I read ____ in high school, and actually liked it." "It's like a cross between ____ and ____ with a little Harry Potter thrown in." "YOU'VE NEVER READ ____?!?" You know the drill. Your friends reference it, your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/"sort of thing?" raves about it, even your favorite movies quote it, or it IS your favorite movie but you've never read the book. This group is for those of us for whom one of the following may apply... - we have finally developed a taste for reading and are severely behind on classics; - we kindaaa, sortaaa, but actually slept through English class in high school and used Sparknotes/Hollywood remakes to write our book reports; - we buy a book that everyone is talking about and it sits on our shelf, and sits there... and sits there; - we've heard the hype and are finally getting around to reading the actual book; - we want to expand our horizons beyond the single genre we usually read and want to do so with some time-tested material; - we just plain old want to get everyone off our backs for not having read _____. Every month we'll choose three books to read: 1) a classic (that everyone has probably read but us), 2) a "modern" classic or popular book that everyone is talking about, and 3) a bookshelf catch-up in which we choose a book the group has already read to catch-up with other members.
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