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Open Nominations for December's Book--Theme: Antihero

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Basil Godevenos (basilgodevenos) | 135 comments Mod
The time has come to choose a book for December. The theme will be "Antihero". Interpret that as you like when considering books to put forward. Antiheroes range from lovable rascals to hateful scum. But a good author makes us root for them, no matter what.

Hit us with your best ideas for beautifully written books that feature antiheroes!

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Brent (dajhek) | 1 comments "The Rookie" by Scott Sigler

message 3: by John (last edited Nov 26, 2015 06:27PM) (new)

John (johnred) I'm going to nominate Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer, the first book of his New Sun series.

Aside from being, you know, a torturer, the protagonist is generally an arrogant and surly kind of guy.

message 4: by Basil (last edited Nov 26, 2015 07:07PM) (new)

Basil Godevenos (basilgodevenos) | 135 comments Mod
I'll throw three into the ring:

The Blade Itself, by Joe Abercrombie
The Way of Shadows, by Brent Weeks (trigger warning: (view spoiler))
Miss Massacre's Guide to Murder and Vengeance, by Michael Paul Gonzalez

message 5: by Wilf (new)

Wilf Jones | 7 comments Hard to look past Prince Jorg of Mark Lawrence's Broken Empire. I went from that onto The Blade Itself. Is Glokta worse/ better? For reasons of genre I can't really throw in the Talented Mr Ripley from Pat Highsmith. I feel there must be something else out there that could make a match. I'm off for a browse through the library.

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