Book Review: ‘Running Home’ by Julie Hutchings
DEAR LORD, I LOVE THIS REVIEW, AND NOT ONLY BECAUSE THE WORD ‘WHORE’ IS IN THE FIRST SENTENCE. Thank you, Rob. Dream come true stuff.
The main theme of fiction, of writing in general, is that nothing is original. That everything is exploitation, and all ideas are available from the corner whore. I’ve never subscribed to the idea, though one cannot help but notice trends at times. If I had to boil it down, the current trends include Young Adult fiction, zombies, dystopian worlds, and fairytale retellings. Vampires have also been a particular trend that has rode the wave of Twilight furry, and still remains steady today. In the case of Julie Hutching’s vampires, though, you’re in for a treat, as the reader becomes exposed to the most original concept in vampire fiction in some time.
The stand outs in vampire literature are so because they are clearly defined by originality, using and manipulating established standards to make the reader feel like they’re experiencing something completely new. For example, in I Am Legend, the…
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