“Will Hobson, former contributing editor at Granta, says that fiction, philosophy, memoir and non-fiction (amongst other genres) are not clearly defined in France like they are in the UK, and this ‘super-genre’ doesn’t tend to sit well with English readers. The French philosophise, intellectualise, internalise, characterise and analyse; and in the mean time the storyline forgets to materialise.”

Doing it the French way » Spectator Blogs

I almost took that last phrase off the quote.  I wish that WERE a “super-genre.”  I would like more books that had all that up front in the mix.