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Title: Relationship Map Suggestions?
Post by: jeffd on January 08, 2004, 10:41:27 AM
Hey all,

I'm gearing up to run Sorcerer.  I need something to base a map off of.  I don't have much experience in the suggested genre (mystery) so I'd appreciate a few suggestions.  I've got about a month to come up with the map, so 3-4 books that I could read would be good.

Thanks,
JD


Title: Relationship Map Suggestions?
Post by: Ron Edwards on January 08, 2004, 11:00:37 AM
Hi Jeff,

Beyond the references in The Sorcerer's Soul?

Best,
Ron


Title: Relationship Map Suggestions?
Post by: Mike Holmes on January 08, 2004, 01:15:23 PM
Skip the reading - who's got time?

Instead use this handy internet thing to look up titles of plays, operas, or literature in the public domain (and even some that aren't), along with the word "synopsis" in the search. What you'll get is usually just enough to set up your map, IME.

Mike


Title: ooh! Ooh! OOH!!!!!!
Post by: 6inTruder on January 08, 2004, 02:13:32 PM
... or however dude from Welcome Back Kotter'd say it ^_^

I've been wanting to reccomend a couple of books on this (though I'm not sure how good they'll be really, so if anyone else's read them speak up):
Gun With Occasional Music
and
Motherless Brooklyn

both by  Jonathan Lethem


Title: Relationship Map Suggestions?
Post by: Trevis Martin on January 08, 2004, 03:13:07 PM
For months now I've been reading Ross MacDonald's books as referenced in Sourcerers Soul.  They have been fantastic.  Most of them are available as reprints by Black Lizard press.  Though the first few I read were in a collection called 'Archer in Hollywood' which I found in the library.  My favorite so far has been 'The Galton Case'

regards,

Trevis


Title: Relationship Map Suggestions?
Post by: jeffd on January 09, 2004, 12:39:26 PM
Thanks for the replies.  I had entirely forgotten that Sorcerer's Soul had an extensive bibliography, proving (I think) that my brain does indeed have a limited storage capacity.

JD


Title: Relationship Map Suggestions?
Post by: Ron Edwards on January 09, 2004, 08:15:32 PM
Phew! I was anticipating explaining relationship maps to someone who didn't own The Sorcerer's Soul, and figuring out a way to say, "Just buy it," without sounding utterly mercenary.

Any further questions, just ask!

Best,
Ron