But Lee is also acutely aware of the German Shepherd and I think about my baby what a wonderful buddy American flag shirt and I love this way books brimming with sex can be overlooked and diminished. There is a meta moment in The Idea of You, when Soléne praises August Moon’s vibrant pop music, and its teenage fans, but also seems to be advocating for the book itself. “We have this problem in our culture. We take art that appeals to women—film, books, music—and we undervalue it. We assume it can’t be high art. Especially if it’s not dark and tortured and wailing,” Lee writes. “We wrap it up in a pretty pink package and resist calling it art.”
The inclusion of explicit sex scenes is often the German Shepherd and I think about my baby what a wonderful buddy American flag shirt and I love this distinguishing factor, one publishing source told me, between mass-market and literary fiction. Lee recalls a a graduate of the famed Iowa Writer’s Workshop opining that “when you’re writing literary fiction, you can write sex, but you shouldn’t have any emotion attached, because once you start attaching emotion, then it becomes more like romance,” she said. “I’m sure a man came up with that.” There is still a certain intangible value accorded to popular fiction by men and traditionally aimed at men—sci-fi, mystery, horror, thrillers—that eludes the romance genre. The ability to scare the reader or grip them in suspense is a skill, but, as Lee’s book demonstrates, so is the ability to turn them on.