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This week's question is:
Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
My answer to this would be it depends. There are LOTS of books out there that have general concepts that are similar. It's up to the author to spin it in their own way. For example: coming-of-age stories. These can get repetitive and boorish but if done right, amazing. It's up to the author to put their own spin on things, make their characters interesting and suck us in with their writing. Take a common theme and make it their own. However, I do NOT want to read about the same worlds over and over. I need variety and imagination and creativity. I don't want the book I'm reading to remind me of another book. I want it to be all its own.
I've read a bunch of retellings, and pretty much all of them thus far have been very disappointing.
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AND if you have any ideas of some good book retellings please let me know :)