Friday, October 06, 2006

Iraq In Romance...

I've just finished reading Sharon… erm Maya Bank’s book, Colters’ Woman. In this book, one of the lead characters had been held captive (and tortured) in Iraq. I don’t know why, but for some reason, this totally me threw me out of the story.

I seem to hate Iraq related plot devices in romances, but I’m at loss to explain why. I can cope with other actual military operations such as Desert Storm appearing in books, but I just can't stomach any mention of this particular Iraq war. Is this a case of trying to bury my head in the sand?

Any thoughts?