Literary Precedents for The Brethren

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Tom Clancy novels are obvious contemporary models for the world military/political intrigue plot in The Brethren. This subplot is also reminiscent of older spy thrillers such as the classic La Carre novels.

The view of society as corrupt has roots in hard-boiled detective novels such as Raymond Chandler's, Dashiell Hammett's, or Ross MacDonald's.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Brethren from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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