Sunday, July 27, 2008

Threat Matrix

The Guardian offers both sides of the coin regarding E-readers.

I'm already tired of the ongoing debate around the merits of these things. Let them come if they must. It'll be a disaster for anyone wanting to write for a living, particularly fiction, but the larger impediment to my continued intake of some of my favourite things is "readers block" as defined by the Guardian as well.
It happens to authors too. Now I'll never get tired of praising Lionel Shriver, but she gives over to Richard Yates in her bit. He damn sure did write some of the best short stories in the English language and whatever gets done to the movie, he also came as close as anyone to writing the Great American Novel.
Additionally, Germaine Greer is still in a bad mood.

Posted by David

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