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Espresso Recommendations

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Contents: 912 recs in 209 fandoms; 64 links

Smallville

Lex Luthor

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Cotton by Vera

A very believable view into Martha's head. Nice concrete detailing and some lovely phrases

[Added 13/01/2004; Character Piece; <1000; Smallville; Characters: Martha Kent, Lex Luthor]

Precipice by Hope

A moment in Whitney's life that unfolds to tell you more about his character than seemed possible. This writing just hums with energy

[Added 13/01/2004; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Smallville; Characters: Whitney Fordman, Lex Luthor]

Quid Quo Pro by Smitty

This well-crafted short story deals with Lillian's death without over-sentimentality, and includes a childhood Lex I can believe in

[Added 13/01/2004; Drama; 2500-6000; Smallville; Characters: Lex Luthor, Bruce Wayne; Crossover]

Undone by Hope

I like stories that jump out of their mould to bite me. A fluent stylish read, coupled with a well-constructed plot and great characterisation, especially perhaps of Lex

[Added 13/01/2004; Drama; 6000-20,000; Smallville; Characters: Clark Kent, Lex Luthor, Chloe Sullivan, Original character]