Troublesome bodies

Descrição
Literature featuring characters who are seen as physically different or non-conforming. For this list, I'm less interested in explicitly disability awareness fiction, but more in how authors have thematized this "otherness" (for better or for worse).
1
6,568 membros
70 críticas
½ 3.7
2
14,141 membros
176 críticas
3.9
3
8,453 membros
146 críticas
4.1
4
2,392 membros
76 críticas
½ 3.6
5
12,784 membros
286 críticas
3.9
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
Explicações
spiphany: The shaman who raises Ayla is partly crippled; Ayla herself has difficulty being accepted by the Neanderthal clan due to her physical difference from them.
6
4,679 membros
68 críticas
4
2 Members
dara85, spiphany
7
9,479 membros
214 críticas
½ 3.6
2 Members
alex68, ahef1963
8
11,545 membros
174 críticas
3.9
2 Members
alex68, ahef1963
9
7,585 membros
93 críticas
4
2 Members
spiphany, alex68
10
1,027 membros
11 críticas
3.8
2 Members
alex68, bluepiano
Explicações
bluepiano: Lame composer, pitied but not loved by the one who matters most.
11
8,694 membros
119 críticas
3.8
2 Members
alex68, ahef1963
12
599 membros
7 críticas
½ 3.5
2 Members
spiphany, alex68
Explicações
spiphany: The prince's left arm is crippled from birth, complicating royal appearances in public.
13
18,090 membros
327 críticas
4.2
2 Members
spiphany, alex68
14
1,099 membros
26 críticas
4
2 Members
spiphany, alex68
15
1,877 membros
37 críticas
3.8
Member
alex68
16
1,183 membros
88 críticas
3.9
Member
dara85
17
99 membros
2 críticas
4.1
Member
bluepiano
Explicações
bluepiano: Extreme disability, very extreme, as scientific experiment.
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1,290 membros
45 críticas
½ 3.6
Member
bluepiano
Explicações
bluepiano: Protagonist is to others a both generous and bizrre rich person because he is dealing, secretly, with severe amnesia that makes him seem so.
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2,358 membros
139 críticas
3.9
Member
dara85
20
9 membros
2
Member
bluepiano
Explicações
bluepiano: Woman with hare lip given the not unopposed choice of corrective surgery.
21
114 membros
1 crítica
½ 3.3
Member
bluepiano
Explicações
bluepiano: Non-functional pain receptors, in this case a helpful disability.
22
241 membros
6 críticas
3.2
Member
bluepiano
Explicações
bluepiano: Sometimes debilitating back pain that colours and perhaps leads to relationships with other people.
23
5,453 membros
182 críticas
½ 4.3
Member
ahef1963
24
48 membros
1 crítica
4.1
Member
bluepiano
Explicações
bluepiano: Blind detective forever surprising others with his perception in surprisingly enjoyable stories.
25
242 membros
10 críticas
½ 3.6
Member
alex68
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144 membros
4 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
bluepiano
Explicações
bluepiano: Love object suffers from same ailment as the one in Beware of Pity, also on list. Both novels written before 'attention-seeking' came into use.
27
3,692 membros
75 críticas
4.2
Member
alex68
28
4,060 membros
281 críticas
4
Member
spiphany
29
2,033 membros
50 críticas
½ 3.4
Member
spiphany
30
1,717 membros
115 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Features one character with a facial scar and missing eye, one with a deformed arm, and an albino.
31
850 membros
13 críticas
4
Member
spiphany
32
609 membros
7 críticas
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Female child raised as a man because of the father's desire for a male heir; the disparity between physical body and social gender are a source of conflict for the protagonist.
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503 membros
4 críticas
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: One of the main characters suffers from a poorly healed amputation from the war.
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441 membros
5 críticas
3.8
Member
spiphany
36
230 membros
3 críticas
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Narrator is a centaur; this is treated realistically (i.e., as a birth defect/mutation) rather than as a fantasy element.
37
212 membros
10 críticas
4
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Canadian trader loses most of his fingers to frostbite and is taken in by the Chukchi people of the far north.
38
201 membros
4 críticas
4
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: One of the characters, Knospelius, is described as being hunchbacked.
39
185 membros
7 críticas
3.8
Member
spiphany
40
169 membros
2 críticas
½ 3.4
Member
spiphany
41
116 membros
3 críticas
2.9
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Protagonist was badly burned/disfigured during the Hindenburg disaster.
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74 membros
1 crítica
4.2
Member
spiphany
43
55 membros
1 crítica
4.1
Member
spiphany
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48 membros
3 críticas
½ 3.4
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Historical novel set in Roman-era Germania. Protagonist has a muscular disorder that makes it difficult to walk.
45
35 membros
1 crítica
4
Member
spiphany
46
14 membros
2 críticas
4
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: One of the central characters is a newcomer to the village who has a badly scarred face.
47
12 membros
4
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Protagonist was born with malformed hands in revolutionary-era France; becomes a famous gourmet and critic of the arts.
48
10 membros
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Story collection featuring multiple characters with physical differences, including a hunchbacked dwarf.
49
8 membros
1 crítica
5
Member
spiphany
50
35,506 membros
540 críticas
3.8
51
12,971 membros
204 críticas
3.8
52
8,151 membros
112 críticas
3.8
53
6,133 membros
162 críticas
4
54
5,716 membros
84 críticas
½ 3.6
55
4,976 membros
94 críticas
4.2
56
4,415 membros
67 críticas
4.1
57
4,368 membros
102 críticas
4
58
3,319 membros
184 críticas
3.9
59
3,163 membros
102 críticas
4.1
60
3,083 membros
24 críticas
3.8
61
2,863 membros
85 críticas
½ 3.6
62
2,689 membros
185 críticas
4
63
2,585 membros
60 críticas
½ 3.7
64
2,249 membros
126 críticas
4
65
1,707 membros
45 críticas
4.2
66
1,272 membros
80 críticas
3.9
67
1,243 membros
24 críticas
3.8
68
1,129 membros
20 críticas
½ 3.5
69
921 membros
22 críticas
4.1
70
870 membros
31 críticas
4.2
71
865 membros
67 críticas
½ 3.4
72
751 membros
25 críticas
½ 3.7
73
751 membros
15 críticas
½ 3.6
74
712 membros
7 críticas
½ 3.7
75
709 membros
8 críticas
3.9
76
700 membros
28 críticas
½ 3.7
77
556 membros
19 críticas
½ 3.4
78
431 membros
15 críticas
½ 3.5
79
427 membros
½ 3.4
80
325 membros
5 críticas
3.8
81
312 membros
17 críticas
3.8
82
272 membros
26 críticas
½ 3.7
83
268 membros
13 críticas
3.9
84
257 membros
30 críticas
½ 3.5
85
232 membros
7 críticas
½ 3.7
86
226 membros
5 críticas
½ 3.6
87
196 membros
9 críticas
½ 3.6
88
173 membros
11 críticas
½ 3.7
89
169 membros
2 críticas
2.9
90
159 membros
11 críticas
½ 3.7
91
140 membros
25 críticas
3.8
92
132 membros
2 críticas
½ 3.5
93
102 membros
6 críticas
3.8
94
97 membros
3 críticas
½ 3.7
95
81 membros
7 críticas
½ 3.4
96
63 membros
3 críticas
3.2
97
54 membros
3 críticas
½ 4.3
98
53 membros
2 críticas
3.8
99
53 membros
½ 3.5
100
40 membros
1 crítica
½ 3.7