December 8, 2012
Let's Talk: The Dreaded Book Knockoff
It happens all the time. A book hits it big and grabs millions or readers, in the wake of the fame tons of fanfics, and knockoffs are born. I have fallen prey to these books time and time again. Often I love a series and I don't want it to end, or I want to relive it but only in a different way so I buy into these knockoffs. I am not alone, that is why they sell at least that is what I am telling myself.
Shortly after Twilight hit it big a HUGE wake of vampire romance novels started springing to light. You couldn't walk down the romance isle without seeing vampires, and werewolves it was perfect...Until it got old. I am not going to lie to you I LOVED twilight. It was such an addicting read, and it sprouted me on a journey to locate books that captured me the way Twilight did. Along the way I found some pretty awesome vampire romance novels and then, I just got burned out.
Not too long ago we had the biggest erotic romance to hit the shelves, Fifty Shades of Grey. It was an epic story just as addicting as Twilight and just as stupid. Don't judge I know why people don't like either of these novels I just happen to enjoy them regardless of all their flaws. The aftermath of Fifty is a wake of Fifty Shades imposters. Erotic romance is at a high I have never experience with controlling male characters everywhere. Booksamillion now has an entire section donated to erotic romance.
Just like Twilight some of the Fifty knockoffs were great, heck some blew the original out of the water. That is why I am slightly on the fence about knockoffs. Part of me wishes for an original storyline the other part of me kind of enjoys some of the knockoffs. Although as a reader it can get frustrating when a story is a direct rip-off.
So I really want to hear from other readers about this. How do you feel about the book knockoffs and fanfics that hit it big? Are you pro or against? Have any good ones stuck out to you or bad ones?
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