Genres, Again

bloodMeridianI’m a bit out of the loop, so it was only recently that I became acquainted with the “New Adult” genre, though I confess I don’t quite understand it.  I guess it is for people who are over eighteen, but only want to read about people their age or something?  Are there lots of them?

At any rate, since I tended to read regular old adult books as a teenager and even younger, I am more interested in children’s books, and specifically the intersection of children’s books and adult books.

And I’ve run across two sets of these intersections lately: Poorly advised amalgams of children’s books and literary fiction, as well as several classic children’s books retold for adults.  Personally, I think this is the way to go, since it doesn’t talk down to anyone, and cashes in on nostalgia to boot.

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