Sunday, June 6, 2010
Men Who Write Chick Lit
So, can men write good chick lit? I ask this because I just finished Beginner's Greek by James Collins, a sort of modern-day Jane Austen-type of novel wherein various people find their way to True Love. There was a lot of verbiage about what people were feeling, why they were feeling that way, what they might or might not do about their feelings. The kind of stuff that usually doesn't appeal to, uhm, men. I found it hard to finish and basically skimmed the last 100 pages just to get to the end. So, the question stands: any male authors you know who write great chick lit? Now that I think of it, any women who write great thrillers (as opposed to mysteries)? And should we care?