“Whenever a genre is successful there’s bound to be a glut. Look at how Fifty Shades of Grey is producing knock-offs. It’s a publishing truism. The conventional wisdom will say, ‘Oh, this genre doesn’t sell.’ And then the minute a book breaks out in that genre, suddenly it’s ‘Let’s acquire books just like that one.’”
Chick lit books may be repackaged and marketed according to current trends, but Heller doesn’t think that there will ever truly be an “end” to the genre.
“There will always be stories told about women finding their way in the world – and finding love in the process. It all comes down to what’s on the page. Is the story well told? Is the heroine someone we relate to in any way? Does the plot keep us engaged? The good novels–no matter what the genre–will always rise to the top and the mediocre ones will fall by the wayside.”
Book Review: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks http://ht.ly/bNg8P I didn’t cry! Do I win a prize?
I’ve always wondered why my grandparents were so determined that my dad and his siblings grow up as monolingual English speakers rather than speakers of both Italian and English. It’s something that’s always been a disappointment to me: my Italian surname is about all I have in terms of that cultural heritage. I was aware of course, that Italian immigrants had a difficult time of it upon arriving in Australia in the mid-twentieth century–Australia is, after all, famed for its notoriously racist immigration policies and its seething undercurrent of intolerance.
Book Review: The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain. What lengths would you go to in order to keep your child safe?
Today on RIASS: A guest post from Diane Chamberlain, author of The Good Father http://ht.ly/aZgdW
How would an unanticipated inheritance change your life?