Author Topic: Themes, memes, plots and  (Read 355 times)

Dave

  • Formerly known as Gloucester
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7105
  • Gender: Male
Themes, memes, plots and
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:42:15 PM »
I am reading a third book by the author Guy Antibes, all three involve magic.

All three have a set of things in common:
* the hero starts off disadvantaged in some way
* the hero has/finds/develops talents that give him potential advantages
* the hero has at least one wise mentor
* the hero triumphs despite all problems (of course)

There are probably others if I did an in-depth anslysis. But, looking back over the years this seems to be a common theme for many stories. Guy Antibes has written about 40 books and I would guess they all follow similar patterns. There is a series of romantic books published by Mills and Boon, I remember one of their authors saying that be could knock out one a week because they were all the same basic plot, just change names, locations, situation details etc.

Anyone else found this?



Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.
Passed Monday 10th Dec 2018 age 74