Discussion Post: Blending genres

Crossgenre is way up there on my “favorites”
list and I especially love the Nightside series
by Simon R. Green. I also highly recommend
Oasis by Katya de Becerra and the
Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde.

Hooked From Page One

Welcome to my first discussion post. Recently I’ve been thinking about blending genres in fiction and how reading books that have done this has opened my mind to new ones. For me, when I read a thriller that does this, it always makes the book feel very fresh as it has taken me, the reader, somewhere where I haven’t gone before. It is a very good way of putting an original spin on a theme that has already been done. Readers of my blog will know that I mainly stick with crime and psychological thrillers. It’s a genre I feel comfortable with, but I do occasionally like to step my toe into something different.

Goldilocks: The boldest high-concept thriller of 2020 by [Laura Lam]

One book I’ve read recently which has done what I described above very well is Goldilocks by Laura Lam. This book is described as a thriller, and it certainly has aspects of that, but…

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2 thoughts on “Discussion Post: Blending genres

  1. I’ve always been uncomfortable with efforts to categorize, label and pin books to more and more specific genres. Such efforts restrict creativity by author and too often lead readers astray. I write crime fiction. I review crime fiction.Period. End of report.


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