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Gottie is a fangirl for Loch & Ness, a TV show about paranormal detectives. She’s convinced that two of the male actors are secretly dating, and she’ll stop at nothing to prove it. When her online investigations accidentally uncover far more than she expects, she becomes complicit in secrets beyond just a romantic conspiracy theory.

An internet thriller told in a ‘true crime’ style recollection of events, the novel includes social media extracts such as modern Tumblr posts and early-noughties LiveJournal blog entries.

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What people are saying about An Unauthorised Fan Treatise:

  • so EXCITED its so good already!!!!! so fresh and funky i love the concept and the format so much!!!!!!
  • if you love fandom stories you gotta check this out
  • love how crazy the characters in this are omg 
  • ROBAN IS REAL
  • I am SO INTO THIS it feels exactly like the investigations that happened on LJ back in the day, so excited to see where it goes!
  • I love this I kept trying to click the links
  • Omg ok so I love a good internet fandom related sleuthing as much as the next person, and wonderful clever has distilled all that into serialised fiction that I am already hooked on
  • This is so freaking cool! Such an awesome idea and I’m already SUPER invested!
  • She’s done it again! I am invested in this whole universe wow! Gottie is low key annoying but I’m still incredibly invested in her. 
  • is VERY entertaining and nails the fandom aspect
  • not gonna lie, i’ve starting looking forward to monday simply so i can read another chapter for an unauthorised fan treatise by lauren james
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  • you’re really nailing the fandom voice and i’m already trying to figure out the plot reveals!
  • is so good honestly
  • to learn more about loml anya  gonna be some kind of announcement that anya and nathan are dating
  •  Me, one chapter into an unauthorised fan treatise: oh-no I’m attached! (Seriously though, my curiosity is through the roof.)
  • THIS UPDATE WAS SO GOOD!!!! i still don’t know how i feel about Gottie, like i love her dedication, and she seems super sensible but i just can’t wait to see how her character develops!! AND the comment about plagiarising a fic has got me HOOKED. i’m so intrigued!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Everyone stop what you’re doing and read this right now
  • love this idea so much  once again hashtag justice for anya   anya is the “bad guy” or whatever i swear to god
  • #we’re on chapter SIX and shes already going to their house#officer take the shot#i hope theyre straight just to spite her
  • shit this is getting intense#it’s so good!!
  • this chapter is WILD oh my god
  • The fact this is being posted once a week is actual torture whyyyyyyy
  • boi this story is 👌👌👌 the way its written like gottie will just say shit in the most casual way and it kills me shes like “oh yeah i bought a girl scouts uniform on amazon and went to his house” im like wha wai waht its so good i genuinely wake up early on Mondays for the sole reason of this story
  • I’m obsessed with this so far lauren captures some of the cringiest parts of fandom so well and its REALLY GETTING GOOD IT WAS ALREADY GOOD BUT !!!
  • #gottie what are you DOING
  • #oh gottie… #WHO GUNNA GET MURDERED? #i love this shit

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