Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chick lit

Äntligen. Marian Keyes har skrivit Helens bok. Den yngsta av de fem Walsh-systrarna och definitivt en av de roligare. Anna är min favorit.

Peppe skriver om chick lit och hur kommersiell litteratur av och för kvinnor alltid verkar ha lite lägre status än motsvarande litteratur för män. Jag rekommenderar den här intervjun med Weiner och Picoult:

"I think it's a very old and deep-seated double standard that holds that when a man writes about family and feelings, it's literature with a capital L, but when a woman considers the same topics, it's romance, or a beach book - in short, it's something unworthy of a serious critic's attention." 


Himmelske Danser said...

So "Fifty Shades of Grey" is his book? Well, I read "The Informers" and I liked, maybe in the end it was a bit too much... well, too much of everything. But I really think he earns money on something that other people just foolishly waste by committing suicide. He seems to do the same thing as Von Trier with less attention from press =) Though maybe American Psycho is a good book, everyone who have seen the movie seems to be obsessed with it.

Fridolina said...

Oh no! You're very lucky, I see, to not know about the Fifty Shades book...;) He just wants to make the movie. The book is basically Twilight fan fiction written by a E. L. James. It got very popular online and then it became a book and then everyone talked about it and now E.L. James is a very rich woman... ;)

(I think I have American Psycho somewhere, I haven't read it either, should I bring it? ;) I don't know, maybe not the perfect thing to read by the beach..? ;))