The Very Best of #MetalFiction

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On Friday, we tweeted about the hypothetical, hardcore “metal-fiction” genre. Suddenly, thanks to our creative and clever followers, the #MetalFiction hashtag was born. After combing through over 200 hundred contributions that combine classic literature with heavy metal bands, here are our 41 favorites.

#MetalFiction

Special thanks to @tracysoneill for kicking things off.

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