Friday, June 17, 2011
Follow Friday: Genre Wars
Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by the one and only Parajunkie!
Each week a myriad of bloggers answer a question that helps their readers know a little bit more about themselves. This week the question is:
Genre Wars! What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?
I don't really conform to a specific genre, but there definitely is a style of book I love to read. Generally it's contemporary fiction with a dark edge to it. This might mean it's dystopian, horror, paranormal, fringe realism (i.e. about drug addicts, murderers etc) or a myriad of other things. I suppose it has a real psychological element to it and the story or characters (or both) absolutely must get beneath my skin.
Some examples would be Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro, I am Legend by Matheson, Trainspotting by Welsh, Candy by Davies, The Stand by King.