Day 21

Day 21 – Favorite romantic/sexual relationship

The tragic in me is torn between Aragon and Arwen, Owen and Hazel (Simon Green’s Deathstalker series), and…

The sentimental in me is drawn to Lizzie and Darcy.

The realist in me drowns out all the rest for Benedick and Beatrice. I studied Much Ado in year 10, I think, and to discover that the acerbic, outspoken woman could get with the witty, smart-mouthed dude was an awesome thing.

Really, though, I am quite the most remarkable sucker for a good romance. Where ‘good’ is what I mean when I point at it and say, This is good… to coin a phrase. I actually don’t mind sappy, for example, when it’s done well and the characters are believable outside of the romance. And if there are explosions to liven the rest of the book up.

2 responses

  1. You had me pondering for a while. I think that relationships do not thrive in the books I enjoy. However, here’s my offering – Aurelio Zen and Gemma. He’s the Italian detective in hiding from the Mafia. She’s the pharmacist on the beach. They meet over a bungled attempt to kill Zen. There is hope, but no probability, that their relationship will thrive, or even survive.
    The book is “And Then You Die” by the late Michael Dibdin – one of a mainly very good series. I enjoy re-reading them.

    1. I like books that allow the possibility of relationships, because that’s the real world. Books that have no place for meaningful sexual relationships bore me, because that’s just ridiculous – if it’s striving to be at all social. That said, I have no interest in the “chucked in with no thought” relationship either. And I don’t usually read books where the be-all and end-all of the story is a relationship, either!

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