Friday, November 9, 2012
Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
Similar concepts don't really bother me. After all, many books are similar but not necessarily the same. Retellings, though not my favorites, also have their place. It is interesting to see how a modern author sees past works, but the fanfic...I can't say I enjoy that too much. Things like Fifty Shades of Grey should stay out in the web ether and not become what it has, especially since there are many, many other erotica titles that are written in a much better way, empowering instead of diminishing women. That has to be the only thing I refuse to read: glorified fanfiction.