Sunday, September 7, 2014

Autumn Feast of Fiction

The British book industry is responding with energy to the suggestion that ebooks have dumbed down their business. With a renewed faith in serious print content, the major publishing houses are to put their best men and women out in the field.

All big names: Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Will Self, David Mitchell,Howard Jacobson, Murakami, Ali Smith, blah blah.

To be honest, I don't feel any excitement. I've only some interest in Martin Amis's "The Zone of Interest."


Ivalleria said...

I have NO interest in this list! Only promoting work by huge-name authors is exactly how the book industry is dumbing itself down. These guys can write anything, and it will sell, and be critically acclaimed, with no relation to the actual quality of the work. That last David Mitchell novel was unreadable, and so was the last Ian McEwan, unbearable.

Mrinal Bose said...

Thanks, Ivalleria. I could not agree with you more.

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