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View Poll Results: What is your preferred genre?
Crime 4 4.00%
Historical 4 4.00%
Humour 1 1.00%
Literary fiction 14 14.00%
Romance 10 10.00%
SF/fantasy 57 57.00%
Thrillers 4 4.00%
No preference 6 6.00%
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:10 AM   #1
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Do you have a favourite genre?

Many members of the MobileRead forums seem to be sci-fi fans, which may not be surprising, since nearly everyone here can be regarded as an “early adopter” and is thus likely to have a greater than average interest in science and technology. But is it true? I know genres are pretty arbitrary and artificial, but if you had to name just one as your favourite, what would it be? Could a poll of MobileRead members’ tastes give an indication of how far the ebook revolution has got? So let’s find out! Please vote ... what is your favourite genre?
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:23 AM   #2
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I voted SF/Fantasy, since that is my favorite genre, but you should really have made the poll multi-choice

And you also forgot to add horror, I think there is a difference between a thriller and a horror story.

Stephen Kings, The Shining I would rate as a thriller, but Pet Semetary i would rate as a horror story
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And you also forgot to add horror, I think there is a difference between a thriller and a horror story.
You're right -- sorry about that. Still, is there anyone not named Addams whose favourite genre is HORROR?


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Old 10-07-2008, 09:43 AM   #4
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I voted no preference as I like several genres, and don't like any of them enough to give them preference

(I've worked with people who would only read horror books, so they're definitely out there!)
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I'm primarily an SF/fantasy fan, but I like genre fiction in general. I have a fairly large collection of mysteries and an assortment of thrillers, as well as "magic realism" and experimental writing in addition to the SF. Each scratches a different itch. The one genre I'm not really a fan of is horror. I respect the folks who do it well, but the emotions it's designed to provoke aren't ones I like or deliberately induce.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:50 AM   #6
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You're right -- sorry about that. Still, is there anyone not named Addams whose favourite genre is HORROR?

Many, many people. It's why Steven King is so hugely popular, along with folks like Clive Barker, Dean Koontz, and Peter Straub.

King is largely responsible for Horror being considered a genre, and lots of publishers jumped on the bandwagon and set up Horror lines. The market went through a boom and bust, but horror is still out there and selling.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:13 AM   #8
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I went with sci fi/fantasy, but I also read a great deal of literary fiction and historical fiction, plus some mystery and a lot of "miscellaneous". For the most part, I like to switch back and forth, but I definitely do have more sci fi titles all in all, both e- and p-books.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:25 AM   #9
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I, too, went with SF/Fantasy. But I also read lots of mysteries, romances, historical fiction, thrillers, political science, economics, history, some biographies... <deep breath> ...and that's just for pleasure. I generally stay away from horror and "great modern literature." Especially the latter, come to think of it. Far, far away from the litrachoor stuff. I prefer stories that actually have some meaning to them, rather than the pointless angst that seems to be the main hallmark of the modern literary novel. (Or so my high-school and college English profs would have me believe.)

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I answered SF/Fantasy, but that's not quite right. My favorite genre is Science Fiction, while I like fantasy, lately it's been falling below thrillers and suspense in my list of likes.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:08 PM   #11
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I actually don't read SciFi.

Historical Fiction and Mysteries are my favorites. Most recently Deanna Raybourn and Laurie King (Mary Russell series). After that suspense.
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Many members of the MobileRead forums seem to be sci-fi fans, which may not be surprising, since nearly everyone here can be regarded as an “early adopter”
I also chose SF/Fantasy, but only because I read fantasy. I find it difficult to enjoy SF regardless of how acclaimed the author is. Ironically I tend to really enjoy SF movies.

Which does bring up an interesting point of of those that read SF/Fantasy. How many people read both?

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I do. But I also read a lot more fantasy than I do SF.
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Which does bring up an interesting point of of those that read SF/Fantasy. How many people read both?
Every SF/fantasy reader I know (and I know a lot of them) reads both. One of the common arguments in SF fan circles is where you draw the dividing line between them.
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