Friday, August 02, 2013

This. So much this.

There is no love plotline in 
Housekeeping, because not every story needs one. No one expects Holden Caulfield to find love at the end of his self-explorative adventure, and we shouldn't expect every female character to either. Coming of age novels are supposed to be about finding yourself, not finding someone else. 

- "It's Frustratingly Rare to Find a Novel About Women That's Not About Love: Literary girls don't take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men."
                                                                              (The Atlantic)


  1. Damn straight!

    It's so frustrating to read a book because the plot looks interesting, and find out it's actually a sub-plot for the MFC hooking up with Mr. Perfect.

    1. Yeah. I complain about that in reading Urban Fantasy a LOT. To be fair, this often becomes true of the male MC in such series (they get the woman, get married or she dies/becomes a vampire/etc.) but it is far less a focus OF the series. I've come across very few with a female protagonist that didn't become 'cute guy! love triangles!' and the like and it annoys the crap out of me.