bradygirl_12 (bradygirl_12) wrote,

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ForbiddenFiction's Forbidden Pleasures ;)

Hi, luvs! I thought I'd do a little pimping for ForbiddenFiction since I'm part of the authors' list now. Besides, I can honestly say I would anyway because I see some really cool stuff over there! ;)

Here is the link to the Story Catalog and here is the link to Coming Soon. I already see some novels or short stories that I find of interest.

That leads me to a few questions: what original fiction do you enjoy reading? What are your genres in general that you like and do you have any specific authors or titles that really speak to you?

And if you'd like to throw in any non-fiction titles or authors that appeal to you, have at it! :)

I have a wide variety of tastes but what comes to mind right away is historical fiction. I love Mary Renault's Ancient Greece novels, especially her The Persian Boy, told from the POV of Bagoas, the Persian former slave who serves Alexander the Great. Wonderful sense of time and place.

Same for Royston Lambert's Beloved And God: The Story Of Hadrian And Antinous.

I love mysteries and when I was a kid devoured Trixie Belden, Cherry Ames and Nancy Drew in addition to the classics like Little Women and The Five Little Peppers.

Fantasy was a favorite genre. I adored The Phantom Tollbooth and a quirky tale of a boy who starts growing wings and trying to learn to fly, Black And Blue Magic, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, for Pete's Squeaks! ;)

Fairytales are the Queen of the Hill for me! :) I had a big illustrated book of 'em that I loved to pieces. :)

The grandeur of Arthurian legend suits me. I loved Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists Of Avalon and also liked her (set in the '40s and '50s) gay novel, The Catch Trap about two gay circus aerialists. The younger of the two read Batman & Robin comics. ;)

Science fiction is always a winner, especially the greats like Asimov and Heinlein.

Slavefic and BDSM were always interests of mine. ;)

Forgot to add that the crime noir genre pleases me, too: Double Indemnity by James M. Cain is a fave. And a hard-boiled novel like Mildred Pierce (James M. Cain again) is very interesting even though it's not crime but darkness and betrayal and family dymanics that are creepy. I love Raymond Chandler's style, too. And of course, the Sherlock Holmes stories! :) I have read quite a few Agatha Christie mysteries, including her Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, too.

I love histories and biographies and am especially fond of works on Lincoln and the period of American history that circles around the Civil War. I can tell you what a Rodgers Group is and how there were more people capable of reading back then than today, proportionally speaking. :)

Give me a book on Ancient Egypt and I'm curled up with it for a week! :) Also some of my other faves are studies on Halloween, Niagara Falls and Victorian Sexuality, with some gay studies thrown in. ;)

ADDENDUM: And sometimes the historical IS personal: I have a collection of Korean War novels and histories because of my dad's service in that war. I've studied the American Revolution, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II, but Korea has particular resonance for me.

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