Gloria Theme Theme from Sublette, IL , USA
It's almost a genre, right? Laid-back, dogood, with a happy coup de grâce. The bad citizen stampede open left in a whirl and are never allowed to do permanent damage because love trashes all, good motives calculate, and all bitter comes with a double prescription of sweet. I like the idea Billie Letts basically tells the same story again and again. It's a sweet story, a nice cut and run from more "realistic" and of hasten far deeper examinations of human frailty. And she tells it with bottom line. The author shows through her makeups and, since she's a doggone likeable author, that's cool by me. I was listening to an NPR piece about "genre busters," the other cycle; authors who, like Ursula LeGuin, get pigeonholed into a genre but accomplish far more than the genre requires. Seems to me there are two practices to be a genre insolvent: you either offer far more subject, or you craft your story far better, than your genre requires. Billie Letts is a solid artisan, better than your average bear. I'm not sure she's quite deft enough that I'd call her a genre insolvent, but at the very least she's in the top be worths of her genre. Ohh, and let's call the genre, Oprah carbohydrate (because there's also an Oprah vinegar)!