Book Genres Explained

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Book Genres Explained

“‘The king died, and then the queen died’ is a story. ‘The king died, and then the queen died of grief’ is a plot.’” —E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

The king died in the brothel, and then the queen went to the sheriff is a Western.

The king died while fleeing through the jungle, and then the queen triumphed with her saber is Action/Adventure.

The king died in battle, and then the queen got the castle is an Historical.

The king died, and then the king’s son died, and then the king’s grandson died, and then the king’s great great granddaughter became queen is Family Saga.

The King died on the cross, and then the queen ascended to heaven alongside Him is Religious/Inspirational Fiction.

The king died in a pratfall, and then the queen died laughing is Satire.

The king died, and then the queen carried on a conversation with him is Metaphysical Fiction.

The king died after a long illness, and then the queen picked up the pieces is Medical Fiction.

The king died of fright, and then the queen had to confront the monster in the basement is Horror.

The king died a suicide, and then the queen went into therapy is Urban Fiction.

The king died at the hands of an assassin, and then the queen ran for his seat is Political Fiction.

The king died in battle, and then the queen triumphed in battle is War Fiction.

The king died, and then the queen checked out and the children learned to cope is Coming of Age.

The king died before the big game, and then the queen had to win it for the Gipper is Sports Fiction.

The king died famously, and then the queen died even more famously is Biographical Fiction.

The king died, and then the queen took up with the lady in waiting is Gay & Lesbian Fiction.

The king died in a car chase, and then the Queen drank Coca Cola is a Movie Tie-In.

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