'Tis the Season
Timothy O. Goyette
One of the books most adapted to stage,
film and other media is “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.
It comes from a time before the rigid classifications of fiction into
genres. Those rigid genres have been breaking down more recently
with many cross over novels. I have a friend working on a
humorous-fantasy-horror-noir-detective novel. Fun stuff.
A long time ago authors such as Dickens
and Shakespeare added ghosts, spirits, witches, and other creatures
of fantasy to their works and sometimes as the centerpiece. Mark
Twain wrote a time travel piece. These were accepted by the public
and everyone enjoyed them. Many of us enjoy them to this day.
Now fiction is broken down into so many
sub genres that it is hard to have better than a working knowledge of
each. In Barnes and Noble I came across a section labeled: Teen
Paranormal Romance. Years ago this would have been just fantasy.
Twilight probably had something to do with it.
I'm not saying that I wouldn't enjoy a
little cyber-punk, military, teen romance, but it is possible to get
so drawn into our one area of preference that we miss sight of what
else is out there.
I'd suggest that we all occasionally
step outside our sheltered hovel and see what the big wide world has
to offer. If we prefer high fantasy maybe we should try humorous
Science Fiction or contemporary teen paranormal. We could find
something to like out in the big world of fiction. We could even try
“A Christmas Carol” or some other classic. It will be different
from the movies, as the books are almost always better than the
Me, I'm looking for the alien invasion,
animal rescue, submarine novel to come out. Has anyone seen it?
Happy Holidays everyone!
Timmi, I somewhat agree with U & Ironspider. However a nice intergalactic romance is desirable - too much written about wars & violence.
Maybe a little romance could result in more interesting species. For example- if a red-blooded human male impregnated a blue-blooded Avatar-like alien female, what would the offspring be like? Maybe a violet-blooded peacemaker. It could be hoped for.
Ironspider - Personally I think adherence to genre labels is more a function of publishers than readers. I'll merrily read horror, crime, even teen fiction if the story's good - I'm currently re-reading the 'Wizard of Earthsea' trilogy and will be tackling a Western translation of 'The Water Margin' next. Cross-genre books can be just as good as genre-specific titles, but anything containing the word romance (unless accompanied by the word 'planetary') gets left on the shelf.
Do you like this site?
Recommend it to a friend by pushing the button below!
| Home | Editorial | Submissions | News |
Get fast success in http://passguide.com/ and pass4sure pmp exam questions by using our latest exam real tests. We also offer up-to-date exam sheets and answers for your prep of self test engine.
| Discussion Board | Recommended | Merchandise | About Us | Links | Webrings | Archives |