Monday, August 19, 2013

A Little Passion in Your Procedural?

Here's an interesting look at crime fiction.  The question here is do we want passion in our procedural?  And yes, I know they started out talking about noir but it got lost in the essay.  For me, I enjoy a little bit of romance but when the romance/relationship/sex overshadows the crime story then I'm gone.  It's one of the reasons I stopped reading Sanford's prey books.  They became more about his home life than the crime.  I do believe that there needs to be a good balance of both to make a good book, no matter the genre.  Truth is that passion in one form or another is what makes the world go round and keeps the reading interesting.

Hat tip to @tommysalami!

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