The sharp wit of Incidental Comics has struck once again with these insightful panels entitled Works of Fiction. This comic pokes fun at the modern novel, highlighting its limitations and predictable narratives. Zeroing in on each genre in a no-holds-barred criticism of their less than realistic depictions of reality.
Incidental Comic shines a light on the transparent and rather dubious ploys authors utilize to inject their novel with a little extra soap opera intrigue. The comic playfully calls out works of historical fiction for their notorious fudging of dates, facts and statistics for the sake of embellishment. Romantic narratives, get similar treatment and are maligned for filling lonely reader's heads with unrealistic expectations of the love.
Falling safely under the "funny because its true" camp, this knee-slapping Works of Fiction comic is sure to inspire some knowing chuckles from avid bibliophiles everywhere.
The Works of Fiction Comic Pokes Fun at Different Genres
Susan Keefe — December 5, 2011 — Pop Culture
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