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My favorite genre is...

Action / Adventure
44
9%
Fantasy
191
40%
Horror
23
5%
Mystery
14
3%
Romance
73
15%
Sci-Fi
42
9%
Thriller / Suspense
23
5%
Westerns
4
1%
Other
58
12%
 
Total votes : 472


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Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:21 pm
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ouuchbanana says...



Has to be romance, I find it impossible to get into anything unless it's got a bit of romance in it. I even get bored of life if there's no romance :wink:




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Pencil2paper says...



I chose sci-fi, but I have a favorite sub-genre of that. Namely, distopian sci-fi. Can't read a book without some form of government corruption/evil government officials.
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kayfortnight says...



I chose fantasy, but I like it to include a touch of romance and I like sci-fi, again with a romantic sub-plot. I personally have only read two or three books in my life without a single romance, though. Escapism, anyone?
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:18 pm
BigBook says...



if you've not read Ender's game, you haven't lived. i also recommend a book called Ready Player One, if you know a lot about the 80's. They are both wonderful books. (Sci-fi all the way!)




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Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:28 pm
Renard says...



It doesn't really surprise me that fantasy is the winning genre. Think of all the success that was started by Harry Potter. And then the follow on from the supernatural romance stuff like Twilight and The Vampire Diaries. Since then, nothing prominent has come to greatness outside of the fantasy genre. Unless you're counting The Mortal Instruments fans out there??? 8)

Anyway.
I still think Action Adventure is WAY better!
Time to move on from fantasy land. :)
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:50 pm
dragonfphoenix says...



@Bloodink,

Action Adventure is an interesting genre, but often it is a subset of genres such as Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Westerns...pretty much any genre can have Action Adventure in it. So don't "throw the baby out with the bathwater".
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:02 pm
Renard says...



@dragonfphoenix

I see your point. But I am interested in the action adventure stories that stay away from other elements and really come into their own. Then they don't rely on other genre props.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:34 pm
dragonfphoenix says...



@Bloodink

Now I see why they called this a genre battle. Action Adventure is an element, not a genre, from my perspective. Example: Dumas, probably the best-know Action Adventure writer. His stories, though action adventure, are political fiction. The Bronte sisters, gothic. Jules Verne, sci-fi or fantasy, depending on the book. Robert Louis Stevenson, realistic fiction. So for all of these Action Adventure authors, their works also fall under bigger, "better known" genres. Action and adventure are just key ingredients to any good story.
But with that said, I do believe what you mean is that you prefer realistic A/A, which falls under Realistic Fiction.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:45 pm
Renard says...



Possibly. It depends on the novel I reckon. Anyways... fantasy isn't all that bad. Nor are the other elements. It's all a question of personal preference. :)
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:23 pm
Jonathan says...



Fantasy DUH!
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