This weeks Top Ten was difficult because there are almost always exceptions to the rule. The bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish has asked what are the Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book. Now I am pretty sure I have read something in each of these genres. And I may have even liked something in each. But over all I will not go out of my way to read in the genre. And I will usually have to be beaten over the head repeatedly to even consider reading something in these genres.
Mystery – Definition: “… a novel or short story in which a detective (either professional or amateur) investigates and solves a crime mystery.”
Hard science fiction – Definition: “… a category of science fiction characterized by an emphasis on scientific or technical detail, or on scientific accuracy, or on both.”
Amish fiction – Definition: “… a literary subgenre of the romance novel (and often Christian fiction) featuring Amish characters. They are occasionally referred to as ‘bonnet rippers,’”
Political fiction – Definition: “… a thriller that is set against the backdrop of a political power struggle.”
Spy fiction – Definition: “… a genre of literature involving espionage as an important context or plot device, emerged in the early twentieth century, inspired by rivalries and intrigues between the major powers, and the establishment of modern intelligence agencies.”
Western fiction – Definition: “… a genre … devoted to telling stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West, …”
Military science fiction – Definition: “… a subgenre of science fiction for which the principal characters are members of a military service and an armed conflict is occurring, often in space or on a planet other than Earth.
Splatterpunk – Definition: “…a movement within horror fiction distinguished by its graphic, often gory, depiction of violence and “hyperintensive horror with no limits.
Experimental fiction – Definition: “…refers to written work—usually fiction or poetry—that emphasizes innovation, most especially in technique.
Sports fiction – Definition: “… includes ‘events and activities [that] deal with the characters’ participation in sports.’”
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