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More opinions needed at Requested move Nineteen Eighty-Four → 1984[edit]

It would be really helpful to get more opinions here. Thanks! PermStrump(talk)

Novels by Colin Dexter[edit]

The articles on the 13 Inspector Morse series novels by Colin Dexter need work. Only one includes reviews of the novels, and few have any inline citations at all. The first novel is Last Bus to Woodstock, from which you can access the following twelve. I put in a References section in each article, anticipating that there will be inline citations some day. Few have a Plot summary that covers the resolution as well as the crimes, fewer list the the characters. I read one of the novels, The Jewel That Was Ours, and I found two reviews of that novel online. My plot summary is too long by 400 words, so I need to shorten it someday. Two of his novels won the Gold Dagger award for Crime novels, and there is no plot summary for one of those novels nor any external reviews.

I have read just the one book in the series, so I cannot do more than set up a more consistent pattern in the articles. I could hunt for reviews, which I suspect are out there, online perhaps. There is a book cited in each article that apparently collects reviews of the novels, but I do not have that book. The novels were adapted into a television series, and then two more television series, on following the main character's death (Inspector Lewis or Lewis), and the other exploring Morse's early days in the police force (Endeavour). The actor who player Morse, John Thaw, was a very good actor, drawing many viewers to the television series. I tried to separate the mentions of the adaptations from the sections on the novels. There is an article with a List of Inspector Morse episodes, and the plot summaries in those are mainly blurbs; even the longer ones never get to the denouement. Anyway, there are many opportunities for work on the articles about the novels or about the television series. I did expect that the novels would have more complete articles, given the interest in the series, so help is welcome! --Prairieplant (talk)

Speedy deletion of article on character Joe Leaphorn[edit]

Readers of the novels by Tony Hillerman may be interested to edit the article about his character Joe Leaphorn, as the entire article has been put up for speedy deletion here. -- Prairieplant (talk) 06:36, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at Talk:Twilight (Meyer novel)#Requested move 29 October 2022[edit]


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Twilight (Meyer novel)#Requested move 29 October 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. — Shibbolethink ( ) 00:58, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of winners and shortlisted authors of the Booker Prize[edit]

There is a proposal about the scope and potential renaming of this article, for which other editors' input is welcome. MartinPoulter (talk) 15:02, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfC over whether or not James Joyce should have an infobox[edit]

Talk:James Joyce § Should the article have an infobox I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 20:41, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]