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Thursday, November 11, 2021

A Bad Year For Literary Fiction

I am a compulsive reader of literary novels--but this has been a terrible year [2019] for fiction that is actually readable, and not experimental. I have been so disappointed when well-known writers come out with books that, to me, were just duds. [Most readers would be hard pressed to find a good year for literary fiction.]

Gina Kolata, July 2019

1 comment:

  1. I agree.Many of our "tried and true" are turning out pot-boilers.More insidious the increasing use of foul language,especially the "c" word.
    NO NEED for it.
    One advantage..broadens my interests in other genres neglected in a very long,free-wheeling reading life.