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Q:Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
Not really. Similar ideas, themes, concepts etc is what makes us like particular genres/types of books right? Take fantasy books for instance; I love elves, dragons, magic and so on and when I read book after book with these ideas in I really don't mind and don't really get tired of it. I love fantasy because of what the genre brings to the table. Take the Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini as an example. I loved Eragon, the first book because it had all the fantasy concepts in it that I love. Yes, reading back through the series I can see that some ideas are extremely similar to other books/films as some people have pointed out, but I enjoyed the whole reading experience and I think that's what counts at the end of the day.
Retellings I don't mind at all. Right now I can't get enough of fairytale retellings. I absolutely loved Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I thought it was such a unique and clever retelling of the story. There's a few other fairytale retellings on my wishlist that I can't wait to get my hands on. I think retelling an old tale and invigorating it with new life, a new story and maybe a new twist is just so clever and I love love love reading such stories.
Fanfics? Not so much. You won't see me picking up the Fifty Shades trilogy anytime soon. Well, never is more precise.