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The Avenger

Location: New Jersey
Member Since: Thu Dec 02, 2021
Subj: Re: Genres of prose fiction
Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 at 09:57:34 am EDT (Viewed 164 times)
Reply Subj: Genres of prose fiction
Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 at 03:09:38 pm EDT (Viewed 208 times)

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

Correct. It is the board for everything that does not already have a board dedicated to it.

A little surprised there is not one with TV and movies, although there may have been one in the past and I did not pay attention to it.

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

Sure, I am not used to calling it that but I am unrefined.

Generally, I read alot of fantasy (high fantasy, urban fantasy in particular), horror and science fiction and various combinations of those.

I came into that largely through playing D&D in high school. Sort of led to Tolkien, numerous D&D novelizations and however many sense. Oddly, one of my favorite ongoing is urban fantasy and is the Dresden Files.

    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.

I read a fair bit in it still but if I am to be honest I think alot of the things I read often have sci-fi elements more than being pure sci-fi anymore.

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

I mean I am a major watcher of horror films in particular and I still read a fair bit in it.

I think it is hard to find good works in either medium but when I do it is special for me. Alot of mediocre and bad stuff in both movie, show and book form.

Honestly, superhero may become nearest to me for that definition. And that had more to do with me not enjoying comics as much but enjoying the movie adaptations a fair bit. I am not sure if it was growing up, having seen stories repeat or whatever.

I know there are loads of gripes from some about SJW ruining it but to me that is not it. Comics have a dropping readership for a while now and I feel like they cater to the pop up "shock" moments to try and pull in interest and are not as interested in continuing stories of x. It is more so-and-so is writing and we turned them loose to tell their story. Which is often not as compelling to me and ends up with everything being a muddled mess and uninteresting.

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