Reblogged from Barb Taub:
Lately, I’ve been reading some fabulous books from Rosie’s Book Review Team, and thinking about them in terms of Christopher Booker’s metaplot theory. Using Little Red Riding Hood as a metaplot here, I considered what Red’s story might look like as a thriller.
- If everything happens too fast for you to keep up with clues but there’s blood everywhere and probably several explosions and chase scenes and Red has a knife to her throat at least once, it’s a thriller.
- If the knife turns out to actually be teeth, and the teeth turn out to belong to Red’s boyfriend Wolf during the full moon, while granny is technically dead and slightly transparent, it’s a paranormal chick lit thriller.
Continue reading at Barb Taub