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Old 03-19-2011, 01:52 AM   #1
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Books written in Third Person, Present tense?

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No sci-fi or horror. Dark fantasy is okay.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:03 AM   #2
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:56 PM   #9
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:38 PM   #10
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Thank you all so much! My newest wip dictates that it be written in 3rd, present. I started writing and realized how hard it is. So, decided I'd better get to reading.

I have Wake on the way, since it's closest to my tastes. I'll also check out the others.

Keep other recommendations coming, too!

Oh, just to clarify, I need 3rd person, present tense. I see some are in first person. But thanks for the recs anyway.

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Old 03-28-2011, 08:42 PM   #11
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I immediately thought of this thread yesterday when I flipped open THE WINDUP GIRL, by Paolo Bacigalupi. It's definitely third person, present tense.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:10 AM   #12
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Thanks.

I'll read some pages on Amazon.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:17 AM   #13
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Patricia Cornwell's latest books in her Scarpetta series have been in 3rd present tense.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:43 AM   #14
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Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. It's under the sci-fi umbrella but really, I would say it's more of a psychological thriller with futuristic undertones.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:07 AM   #16
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:39 PM   #20
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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson flips into past perfect a lot, but the prologue and many sections are true 3rd-person present tense. Many of them are military/war scenes, so the present tense works well for creating a sense of urgency, as one previous poster on your other thread touched on.
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