It would seem, my literary foodies, that the main answer to genre fatigue I see in the modern menus of the world is genre fusion. Mixing the ingredients of multiple genres can be fun and flavorful, but it can also be boring and nasty. In today’s recipe, we’ll see how well our chef tosses together romance, science-fiction, and contemporary thrillers. Which will The Planets All Shone be, tasty or tasteless?
Before we cut to the heart of the matter, let’s recite the Starving Review creed:
I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible
So Ms. Fleischer decided to take pity on this poor Starving Reviewer and handed me a copy of her previously reviewed book, Zombies In Love, in its new audiobook edition (which you can lay your grasping claws upon here). Finding the wisdom in feasting on literary bites with my ears while likewise feasting with my eyes, I can give a quick review on how this zombie-filled romantic comedy came together in the audio format.
Have you ever sat down at the dinner table filled with trepidation, having read the menu ahead of time and knowing what is about to be served? Every intellectual instinct tells you that you will not love what is on the literary plate, that something intrinsic to the combination of genres is going to make your stomach rebel. Yet, strangely, when you take that first small bite, you find out that it’s not as horrible as you think. You take another bite, then another, until you realize you just ate the whole darn thing. Well, sit back, literary foodies, and listen to my own experience with this and Zombies in Love!
Oh, let’s not forget the Starving Review creed before we dig in!
I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre.
I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible.