Friday, September 08, 2006

Chick Lit

Here's an interesting article on the growing "Chick Lit" trend.

As for me, myself and I, we don't care much for Chick Lit. I wouldn't touch most of those books with a 10 foot pole. I think they are self absorbing and generally cause females to sigh in discontent more often than be purely entertained. Sure, its easy to relate to (SOME of) the characters but that doesn't necessarily make it healthy reading. It's sort of like the modern romance novel (labeled Christian or otherwise). I have an inner rant growing on the topic of romance novels (forthcoming) which shall burst forth sometime in the near future. Suffice it to say, I care not for books that warble emotions around so much that females can't think straight. We have a hard enough time as it is (ha!) without being manipulated by the love and romance tales of fictional characters.

Anyway, back to the article. I cracked up laughing at the following quote:

"I actually think it's quite a serious movement," Keyes said in a recent phone interview from her home in Dublin, Ireland. "It's articulating the concerns of this unique generation of women. I wasn't getting the answers I needed from magazines, so I started writing about people like me."

Because good heavens. If you can't find help in a magazine . . .(you finish the sentence).


Janice Phillips said...

Reminds me of the term "chick flick" which I've never liked.

Sky said...

I refer to it as chic lit since it is a meaningless and trivial literature we are discussing! (Ya know like the candy. Fun for some but not sustenance!)
By the way every pilot has chiclets in his emergency stuff, evidently they help with lack of water....

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