I need to go somewhere dark and quiet and lie down now.
Why is it so hard to talk about romance as a genre? Sometimes I think it's too big and unwieldy a topic to grapple with. Which is why I so greatly appreciate posts that do. Such as -
The Subgenre Slide
Is Happy For Now Happy Enough?
What is Romance Really All About?
The Romance Insider, the Reader, the Fan, and the Academic Researcher
French Dressing, from which:
The real conflict in genre fiction, I believe, is the endless argument between the helpless part of us that wants – that has -- to go there once more, and the wisecracking intellectual part of us that can’t quite believe we’ve been suckered, again and forever seduced by the worn old props and operetta costumes.
Cute ferret for Tumperkin's benefit.