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Incriptus

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The Avenger

Location: New Jersey
Member Since: Thu Dec 02, 2021
Subj: I don't know how to read
Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 at 11:00:58 pm EDT (Viewed 186 times)
Reply Subj: Genres of prose fiction
Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 at 03:09:38 pm EDT (Viewed 235 times)

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Just as I view this board as the de facto music board for our community, I see it also as the book board.

Do you read prose fiction? What genres do you favor?

My own favorite is sword and sorcery. I came to it through comic books - specifically Conan - but over the years I've enjoyed many authors and many characters. I don't know if you're aware, but there's a sword and sorcery magazine currently publishing, called Tales from the Magician's Skull. Here's a link:
https://goodman-games.com/store/product/tales-from-the-magicians-skull-no-7-pdf/

It funds its new issues through Kickstarter.

As a boy, I was an avid sci-fi reader. Lately I've less interest in reading that genre. I satisfy my sci-fi appetite through television and movies. Back when I was a boy, this wasn't as easy to do. We didn't have an endless variety of sci-fi shows and films available on streaming services like we do today.

Do you read less of any genre because nowadays it's readily available on the screen?


At least I can't read any more. Perhaps a lack of attention, but books, especially novels talk too much. I need my entertainment to "get to the point" and that seems to be something that "good writing" actively avoids. They want to "paint you a picture" spending paragraphs describing a desert for example.




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