So-called "Literary" novelists avoid great plots and exciting, dramatic storytelling because these pretentious, showoff writers associate such qualities with genre fiction. Moreover, writing a novel a reader can't put down takes a degree of talent "literary" writers do not possess. "Literary" novelists practice the art of boredom. Their books are written for each other, a handful of critics, and for readers trying to appear literarily sophisticated. The literary fiction game is fraudulent and most readers know it.