Micro-brews. Expertly crafted pints of intoxicatingly delicious cerveza (yes, I just used a different language to avoid a future redundancy. Is that allowed?). My best friend and I had a couple of beers last night, and I can’t tell you how rejuvenated I feel right now. I wonder why that is? Our usual nights involve darts and lagers (cheap, American lagers), which are fun, but not quite as satisfying. Is that how people feel when they read genre fiction. And if so, what’s that like?
“Oh man, that was a whoot, but I need to get a literary fix quick or else my brain is going to rot.”
Or better yet, the equivalent to a genraholic:
“OMG, did you hear about ‘SUCKED,” the new vampire series? I know, I can’t wait to read it either!”
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against either of these people. They’re reading, which is a WIN as far as I’m concerned. What interests me is how I would get my book to attract them both. OK, granted, I don’t think I’m ever going to attract the *ahem* soft porn crowd, but I would like to introduce my fellow book boozers to a brand new bière that’s both rich in flavor yet smooth enough to knock back with the rest of them (although I recommend slow, indulgent sips. I didn’t exactly brew this particular bier overnight). What about you? Do you prefer refreshing, light reads? Or maybe something a little heavier, with words you can really chew on?
Personally, I live for hand-crafted, obscure, punch you in the face brews that I know were made with tender love and care, regardless of the end result. I suppose in this sense Café Lopez is a micro-brewery. That’s a metaphor, for those of you seein’ double 😉