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What genres do you read most?

Discussion in 'Novels & Stories' started by Steerpike, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Rosemary Tea

    Rosemary Tea Archmage

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    Fantasy, horror, and mystery/crime fiction are my top choices. Sci fi can also be, but it depends on the sci fi. There's sci fi I love and sci fi I dislike, and little in between. Since the libraries and anthologies tend to combine fantasy, sci fi, and horror, I often wind up reading all of those, but the fantasy and horror elements are what really floats my boat.

    I like other kinds of books too, but I can always count on liking fantasy, horror, or mystery, so those are the genres I read most.
     
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  2. Stevie

    Stevie Minstrel

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    There are other genres besides fantasy and sci-fi? Wow! I gotta look into this.
     
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  3. Those are just sub-genres of fantasy. Low magic, set in the real world fantasy stories, with different themes...
     
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  4. S.T. Ockenner

    S.T. Ockenner Istar

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    I think StevieStevie was being sarcastic/funny.
     
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  5. Holder of the Heel

    Holder of the Heel Acolyte

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    Fantasy. If I'm watching a movie or show, I don't mind if it is entirely based in our world. But with books I want something impossible, especially if it raises interesting questions or dilemmas.

    Even in stories that have no actual magical elements, I like for them to be put into an inexplicable, seemingly magical situation that they must survive with teamwork or Machiavellianism. If the story has both magic and psychological elements, then it is very likely to appeal to me.
     
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  6. Trauma

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    I'm always reading fantasy/adventure/horror. I seem to dwell in the genre in my personal works(art/writing).
     
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