I read a lot of urban fantasy. Almost exclusively. I read it on the bus. I read it at lunch. I read it in the bathtub.
And I’m now writing it… How about that.
Let’s be honest. Most urban fantasy isn’t thought-provoking or world-changing. Many wouldn’t even consider it literature. Plots aren’t complex. The prose is often simple and easy to read. They have similar plots and similar characters. It’s often somewhat commercial, targeted at readers like me.
So the question is…why does it appeal to me so much?
I spend most of my days thinking, and thinking hard, programming computers and such. I don’t want to exercise my left brain in my off time. My left brain is tired. And my right brain is bored.