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Old 05-06-2016, 01:33 PM
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Default Know any lifelong novels or memoirs/autobiographies?


I am planning a serial killer/mass war criminal novel that will follow an Asian-American woman's rise from a superior college student and end shortly after she becomes a national leader. It will be heavily focused on eugenics so think of the rise of Hitler with a different origin story.

Currently I have Mein Kampf on my reading list as well as the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Memoirs of a Geisha. I would like to add another two books to the list that, like Memoirs, are fiction and cover a significant amount of years. Most of my stories cover several weeks at most. They also rely on place on 3rd POV as well. So this story will be very different from anything Iíve done before. Even more so sense it will not involve supernatural horror or sci-fi either.

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Wouldn't pretty much any memoir/autobiography be lifelong?
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Not necessarily. It's blurry sometimes, but one of the differences between a memoir and an autobiography is that a memoir often covers only one significant part of the writer's life.

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I would put Memoirs of a Serial Killer by Daniel Brian on your reading list. I would also take Mein Kampf off. Hitler managed to get a huge following, but not by his book (which few people read at the time), which was poorly written.
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