With apologies to Wallace Stevens, romance is our supreme fiction – its formulaic fantasies accounting for roughly a third of all mass market paperback sales. In other words, Harlequin (whose profits presumably help keep the lights on at the Toronto Star) and its ilk do not service a cultural niche; they are the mainstream.(Emphasis added.)
Sunday, May 03, 2009
"I think I'll have the hand that feeds me, with a side order of OH SNAP!"
Alex Good, reviewing Emily Schultz's Heaven is Small in the Toronto Star: