Thursday, August 8, 2013

Booking Through Tragedy Or Comedy

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All other things being equal (good writing, enthralling story, etc), which would you rather read—something serious, angsty, and tragic? Or something light, fluffy, and fun? Or a blend of both? (Since, really, isn’t that how real life works?)

I prefer serious stuff. The kind of books which arouse my emotions. Angst is part of life and we all identify with it. Reading about it touches us.

Fluffy may make us smile but it does not make us think.

The header on my blog says:

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us." Franz Kafka

And I do believe in that. Period.

3 comments:

Vilia said...

I like a bit of tragedy and comedy in my novels - I like to experience a roller-coaster of emotions.

bermudaonion said...

I like both, depending on my mood.

Tribute Books Mama said...

I like a mix of both.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/08/booking-through-thursday.html