I can’t help but feel that something important was lost when the urban fantasy genre flipped from the 1980s “crystal psychics and consulting witches” stuff to the modern “sad vampires in the rain” style. I mean, I appreciate a sad vampire as much as the next person, but I can’t deny that I miss the snarky witches.
Hello, I've been reading a lot of travelogues recently and I noticed that a lot of them have the same narrative of "American person goes to Italy, discovers how the Italians are endearingly inefficient yet learns important lessons about life and love." (A really egregious example of this is 'the Venice Experiment by Barry Frangipane). As a Croatian, I get annoyed when people are so patronizing towards us, and i was wondering how you feel about those books.