Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fluffin' curses!

3/4's of the way through Affair by Amanda Quick.  Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like.  A romance novel.  Set in Regency England, to be precise.  Sometimes I read things because they are "good for me."  Sometimes I read things purely for entertainment.  I am not a literary snob, fluff has its purpose!

A lot of people scoff at popular novels because they are popular.  But, they are popular because people read them.  So clearly, they serve a purpose for a lot of people.  Sometimes a reader just wants to wander in a different world for awhile.

Interesting factoid, Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz.  Krentz is one of many novelists to write in the romance genre under an assumed name.  More interesting, Krentz has joined the growing trend of claiming your pseudonym.  I am all for owning what you have written, even the popular fluff!

Biggest complaint with this novel:  Bloody hell!  This particular curse is sprinkled liberally through the text, sometimes twice on a single page.  Yes, it is time and place appropriate, but surely you could introduce a little variety?  How about bollocks!, for example?

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