Tag Archives: terry pratchett

Search: “books like the dresden files”

Okay, so I get this a lot. It’s all over Goodreads, it’s a search query that brings folks to my blog at least every other day, never mind all the real people I run into that ask me that question. … Continue reading

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Genre and aesthetic

Author’s note: When I talk about the sections that books live in, I’m talking specifically about the shelving standards at Barnes & Noble booksellers, because that’s where I work and am therefore most familiar with their classifications. I recognize that … Continue reading

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I have some things to say about “literary fiction.”

All right, folks. By now everyone knows my taste in fiction – running hard to fantasy and mystery. I dabble in other categories and subgenres – hard science fiction/space opera, steampunk, cyberpunk, alternate history/mythology (especially a morbid fascination with versions … Continue reading

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The last refuge of the unimaginative

Readers fall into one of two major camps: readers who are interested in style, and readers who are interested in substance. Everyone cares about both, but everyone will pick a side in the question of Robin Cook versus Hugh Laurie. … Continue reading

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