I don’t really like female fiction writers

It’s not that I don’t think women can’t be great writers (and many of my favorite bloggers are women), viagra canada site I just don’t like the way most women write fiction*.

In women-written fiction character is more important than car chases, sildenafil exposition is more valued than explosions, and references to Sense and Sensiblity are more likely than senseless violence.

I believe I can actually tell if a book was written by a woman within the first three pages. How about you? Can you tell if a book was written by a man or a woman without knowing the author’s name? Do you think there’s a difference in the way the sexes tend to write? Or am I just wrong?

*This does have one minor exception…the best book ever written, To Kill a Mockingbird, was written by Harper Lee…a woman.

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