today I blogged at Romance Unleashed

I've been reading a bunch (well, four) of non-romance non-fantasy non-mass-market-land books lately.

After a few years of a full diet of mass-market, I can no longer evaluate books that are not romance or mystery or have the clear plot pattern of, say, a fantasy. If something in the plot or characters seems off I think well, maybe the author meant us to think it's off--I don't automatically think this writer is an unclear doofus. I look for messages and symbolism just because I figure it has to be there. I think I'm going to go back to Mass-market-land soon. I'm tired of being overawed. Actually I want to read Doug's book, if I can find it on my computer.

What I do like? Reading the Amazon reviews of one of those books wherein I discover everyone else knows the truth:
What a pretentious dolt.
I loved this book--it changed my life forever.
It's a load of garbage.
Best book of the decade. READ it NOW.
Don't waste your money on this immature batch of scribbles

Over at RU, it's all about books to movies.


  1. Need me to resend it?

    BTW, if the plot or characters seem off, it's because I am a doofus, and I'm counting on you to let me know.

    Incidentally -- check out the Lara Logan video at Crooks and Liars. My new hero. And beautiful, too, but she'd be my new hero even if she looked like Linda Hunt in The Year of Living Dangerously. Wow. That woman makes me want to start all over again and, next time around, go into journalism.


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