What is your least favorite genre?

United States
December 18, 2008 12:51pm CST
Mine would have to be murder mystery. I have yet to discover one that I found at all interesting or moving.
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• Australia
20 Dec 08
Romance and Westerns top the list, followed by American detective stories (love British detectives) and that whole genre of airport departure lounge books, Ludlum, Brown, and their ilk. Love good sci-fi and fantasy, British mystery novels, and political satire. Lash
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
19 Dec 08
Romance because it's so boring...it's like nothing is actually going on.
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
20 Dec 08
I agree they are very boring and so badly written. The trouble is that they are so way out and silly that you just cannot take them seriously.
@dodo19 (34300)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Dec 08
I'd definitely have to say murder mysteries. I've always enjoyed this genre. They always captivated me, ever since I was a kid. I find it fascinating to see how the detectives solve the cases and everything. I enjoy being able to solve the mystery along with the detectives and such. I find them very intriguing.
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
20 Dec 08
Well I would put horror stories, westerns and romance novels at the top of my list. I used to read horror novels but I cannot stand them any more as they are just too extreme and too graphic. I quite love detective mysteries and science fiction, some fantasy but it all depends on the author and how good they are.
• Philippines
20 Dec 08
anything that has to do with crime, murder, and lust
• India
19 Dec 08
readin.. hmm.. romance happy lotting and have a nice day
@anaknitatay (1335)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
romance - ugh!
@dio123 (1790)
• India
19 Dec 08
I think I avoid to read some kind of murder mystery novels but I love thriller stories very much
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 08
I can't stand sappy romance - especially those about dashing heroes rush to save the damsels in distress! I had read these in high-school (Mills & Boon, I think), and I was convinced enough not to pursue this genre any further!
@FikiFiki (101)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I'm somehow compelled to say "Science Fiction"...yet HITCH HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE are some of my all-time favorite reads...and How!
@kkthom3 (279)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I like most all genres because I love reading new authors and new books. But somethings taht I have never been able to get into would have to be horror, sci fi, and most non fiction. I don't like horror because it is really hard for me to get scared from a book. I don't like sci fi mainly because I am not very good at science. And non fiction, I would really like to read non fiction because there are some things really interesting things from real life that I would like to know about, but non fiction seems to always be so dry and boring.
• United States
18 Dec 08
Romance novels. I read a couple years ago, out of curiosity, and couldn't believe how terrible they were. They are written to formula and are extremely repetitive and unrealistic. But that seems to be what some women prefer. I guess that fantasy is better than real life, for some. Next least favorite would be horror fiction. There's nothing scarey about it, and sometimes the attempts to be frightening are just silly and laughable. That's another genre that runs on cliches and formulas.
@patgalca (14664)
• Orangeville, Ontario
18 Dec 08
It's a toss up between Sci-Fi and Historical stories. History bores me and I am not the least bit interested in Sci-Fi. I love a good mystery and general fiction. I can tolerate romance novels.
@ganderlot (352)
• United States
18 Dec 08
It's not so much genre for me it depends on the author, a great author can make me read a book even if it's in a genre I wouldn't typically read. In terms of mystery.. not even Agatha Christie? Regards
@Ithink (10495)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Mine would be romance, it seems they all are about the same. I did happen to read one when stuck waiting for someone that I took to an appointment and she left her book in the vehicle, that wasnt to bad. It had alot of humour in it which made it a little easier to read.
@irishidid (8732)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Romance. Unless zombies and body parts are in it.