Saturday, October 29, 2011

Genres?

It seems to me that there are two genres that should have names.

The first one is weird crazy unbelievable outlandish books that somehow work despite being nutsy. Books that fall into this category are:

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Discworld books by Terry Pratchett
Blank It comics by Aric McKeown and Lem Pew*

My brother tells me that there is a name for this genre, but I don't know what it is.

The other genre is where young women defy social norms, overcome obstacles, and make their mark on a patriarchal world despite the odds. Books in this category include:

Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce
Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer**
Nobody's Princess by Esther M. Friesner

Or am I wrong? Should these be called themes or tropes instead of genres?

*Blank It is a web comic that you can find here: http://blankitcomics.com/
**Holly Short is not the main character, but she's a major enough character that I think the book qualifies as being in this genre/theme/trope.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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