Couldn’t agree more.
When thinking of book genre classification, I’m reminded of what Winston Churchill reputedly said about democracy being “the worst form of government, except all those other forms which have been tried from time to time.”
Somebody tried to categorise this guy once. It wasn’t pretty I’m always banging on about book genre stereotyping, but Isee it asthe single greatest obstacle for authors today. It’s like a door which only opens one way; and if you find yourself on the other side of the wrong door, you’re fecked, because there’s no going back and changing your mind. Once your book has been classified and marketed withina genre, that’s it. You’re pigeonholed, and that’s where you stay.
Youth Is Wasted On The Young, Etc
One genre which sometimestries to break free is Young Adult, in that it has the so-called ‘Crossover’ sub-genre, which indicates that itmight be read by ordinary old…
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