Microcosms and Closed Societies

Books where a closed society setting (such as a monastery, prison, school, hospital, small town/village or remote countryside estate, desert island, cruise ship or other traveling party, exclusive club/association, etc.) or any other form of essentially self-contained microcosm is used in order to focus the reader's attention on a limited group of characters, and (more or less) insulate them from the outside world. -- This kind of setting is a staple of crime fiction (Golden Age British mysteries and other so-called "cozies" in particular), but it's by no means limited to that genre.
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220 books · 82 voters · list created February 23rd, 2011 by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (votes) .
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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie

Trapped in a cube by Sarah Bowie:

sarahbowie.blogspot.com


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) What a frightening notion ... Have you ever had to work in a place like that?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I have about had it with this spam.


message 4: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Susanna wrote: "I have about had it with this spam."

Have you reported it?


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Misfit Good.


message 7: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Me too!
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message 8: by Ashley (new)

Ashley I haven't read The Magic Moutain by Thomas Mann, but it would fit this catagory.


message 9: by Booklovinglady (last edited Aug 30, 2017 06:57AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Ashley wrote: "I haven't read The Magic Moutain by Thomas Mann, but it would fit this catagory."

You're absolutely right (and I voted for it, as it was on the list already).


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