Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Genre: Genre Fiction

Today’s genre focus is on genre fiction! 

Genre fiction is kind of wide category. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, romance.  Though often dismissed or ridiculed by the more “literary” minded, these novels often deal with complex themes and issues and some of the world’s most beloved authors write in these categories. Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Anne Rice, Deborah Harkness, Douglas Adams, P D James, J R Ward and George R R Martin to name a few.  Genre fiction can take us to places we never imagine, experience scenarios we’ve always dreamed of and open up new worlds to explore.

If you’re a reader of genre fiction do you have a favourite author or series? And what keeps bringing you back for more fantasy/sci fi/horror etc? And if you don’t read one (or more) of these genres what is it that deters you from those sections of the bookstore? I’m also curious to hear why you think these genres often don’t get the recognition they deserve.

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  1. Historical fiction all the way for me!

  2. Great topic choice Christa! I tend to shy away from contemporary realistic fiction because when I'm reading I want to be transported into another world, one that I don't live in.

    Giselle @ BO-OK NERD CANADA

  3. Ooo, I love this topic! I read basically anything, except erotica and horror. Blog post to come! :D

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  4. If it's fiction I will read it. :)

  5. I'm such an eclectic reader that I have favorites in all the genres.