How much of a Romance Novel is My Trip To Adele?

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Re: How much of a Romance Novel is My Trip To Adele?

Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 21:34

Doaa Wael wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 16:05
It wasn't romance. It talked about love, but it wasn't romantic, it was..uhm..realistic often sad :D
Reality and imagination could indeed be found in two different spectra. I agree that the book may not be what we would usually call a romance novel, but it was a good blend of both worlds.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 21:39

Scrawling Pen wrote:
14 Jan 2018, 17:47
No, this is certainly not a typical romance novel. It does include a lot of discussion about relationships, but most of this discussion is about the realistic struggles and issues within them. There is certainly love between the characters, but it wasn't like most other romance novels that I can think of.
It wasn't the romantic novel that we're all used to, indeed. Yet, that could even be a good book-writing strategy in a way, if considering the intentions and corresponding reactions among us, the readers.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 21:43

ktom wrote:
22 Feb 2018, 12:31
I agree it didn't feel like a traditional romance novel, but I was still captivated by the love of Elias for Malika, and the faded love of Yasir and Mariam, especially the love of Elias and Malika. At the end, my heart ached for all of the characters, so that's a good response to a romance novel, right? :lol2:
Right, indeed. I agree that it may not be in purely romantic in form, yet it did stir our emotions which means it's a compellingly-good book.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 21:45

seymmarc wrote:
21 Mar 2018, 13:53
I was also shocked to find this categorized as a romance novel. The only romantic aspects it seemed to have was the general theme of love, but even then it was more a theme of moving on rather than love. If it was up to me, I would have classified it as general fiction.
I've used a similar classification, too. It's still a good book, regardless.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 21:49

rcarr13 wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 14:25
I haven't read this book yet, but I am not a huge fan of romance novels. This one sounds like it may be lacking the exact things I don't care for in a romance. There might actually be a wider audience if it was classified differently. Now that I know it isn't a traditional romance I might consider reading it.
It's also good that Adele as a very prominent figure helps a lot in expanding the book's readership demographics.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 21:53

onixpam wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 21:59
I do not really think is romance, is not a traditional romance, it only touches the theme of love. The plots going for a different category.
I don't think it's a romance novel in traditional terms, too. I'm not deliberately going against the thought that it's somewhat of a derivative or a version thereof, though.
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Post by 10mile72 » 12 Jun 2018, 13:48

Definitely not a romance novel. More of a drama.

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Post by Kister Bless » 25 Jul 2018, 04:08

It wasn't really fully a romance book. It had the theme of love widespread in it. Also the book touched other issues that are not love based but are present in our daily lives.

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Post by chelhack » 05 Aug 2018, 14:47

I am not sure that I would actually label this book as a romance novel. I know that all of the things in the book are concerning an intimate relationship but I take it as being more of the disadvantages of love rather than a love story.
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