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Reading Any Current Literary Novels?

markdf pointed out an article on Atlantic.com.

I hear talk about classics. Works by Dickens, Clemens, Bronte, Melville. And I hear talk about works that are "current" -- i.e., works written since the turn of the century. There are enough LJ posts in the book challenges I can pick and choose something that isn't genre fiction, branching out from our little "ghetto" here.

I'm curious, though, as to what current "literary" novels people read more than once?

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stevenagy
Aug. 30th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
I would count him, yes. Though I tend to think of his latest works more as examples of literary genre fiction. It's just that he's more popular outside the ghetto than, say, ianmcdonald and his latest offerings.

Genre fiction has a lot to offer that makes you think. It's just that we're not tapped by Oprah for mass consumption.

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