LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS REVIEWED
“Love Between The Covers” could almost be a perfect documentary. However, the focus is so scattershot that no one aspect gets a greater sense of coverage. While that is true, there is an interlocking sense of wanting to cover aspiring talents. When you get people Nora Roberts stating the realistic nature of the industry, it keeps cutting back to these wide-eyed hopefuls and fans. The nature of the editing makes their reality seem rather cruel.
The documentary spends most of its time trying to fight for the legitimacy of the romantic novel. While it was considered disposable trash for ages, it is keeping publishing afloat in a digital era. There’s an argument made for diversity and creativity keeping the field alive, but it keeps getting tap danced around. If The Onion could give full articles to romantic e-books written about having relations with dinosaurs and Rob Gronkowski, then why couldn’t the documentary delve into the matter a little deeper?
That being said, “Love Between The Covers” gets the job done. The documentary made me care about its topic and its impact on publishing. While I found some of the fans to be out there, none of them were as aggressive as what we see in more fantastical subject matter. Still, this feels like the first entry in what could be a five or six part series about the topic.
- 1 hour and 35 mins
- Not Rated