Non Fiction Women No Longer
February 13, 2007 10:39 AM Subscribe
Help me to let go of my bias against women's fiction. What fiction books written by women would a "real" man like?
posted by Xurando to Writing & Language (77 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine recently suggested a thriller written by a woman and actually took it out of the library for me. I read the first page and got no further, the bias had set in.
I can't describe it, but I find offsetting, something in general about how women write fiction. This does not necessarily apply to non-fiction though it does apply to memoirs as well. One exception to this was Saving Fish From Drowning
by Amy Tan.
If pushed to describe it, I would say that women's fiction wanders from outside narrative to the interior feeling state far too easily. I like the story line to be present throughout despite being eclectic, whimsical, funny, or what have you. I like thrillers, travel writing, current life.
My friend now calls me the misogynist. Is there hope for me? Any suggestions for authors I might like?