68. Archetypes: The Fatal Flaw
This week JJ and Kelly continue their Summer of Archetypes series with The Fatal Flaw! Some museum recommendations! Hamilton also makes a reappearance!
Like The Chosen, the Fatal Flaw narrative often has a sense of inevitability to them. Not necessarily fate or preordination, but the feeling of an unstoppable train.
Fatal flaw narratives seem to have fallen out of favor in publishing these days, but that isn't to say there isn't room for a really great one on the shelves.
YA tends to be more optimistic (or hopeful) as a category, so tragedies may be less popular for this reason.
What We're Working On
Kelly is working on agenting stuff and made a chore chart for her kid
JJ is rereading Shadowsong and still working on a secret project
Books Discussed/What We're Reading
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Off Menu Recommendations
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That’s all for this week! Next week we’ll continue our Summer of Archetypes, continuing with Romance tropes! As always if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below, send us an ask on Tumblr, or tweet using the hashtag #askpubcrawl!