Thursday, February 16, 2006

In defense of ...

... romantic fiction: The language of love.

The best romantic novels are those in which the sexual act is barely, if ever, described, which places yet more obstacles in the way of the modern writer labouring under the legacy of Lady Chatterley's Lover on the one hand, and the Literary Review's Bad Sex Prize on the other.

1 comment:

  1. the quote with this post is the exact way sex comes off in Christian fiction...any canoodling must happen off stage, even among marrieds and intimacy must be on a more emotional level rather than that's a really narrow row to hoe and still keep people coming back.

    That's why I think Christian romance writers are a cute above...they don't get to rely on all the physical stuff to keep you interested!