Tuesday, October 27, 2009

That's a cult I can live with

We've just come off of 25 years around here, and if we're lucky we may squeeze out another 25 before everything goes to hell.

(Philip) "Roth has long been pessimistic about the survival of the novel in a gaudy, short-attention-span culture, but his latest prophesy is one of his bleakest yet, predicting that the form will dwindle to a "cultic" minority enthusiasm within 25 years."
Perhaps so, but yesterday a young lad came in and asked straight away for any other Ron Currie Jr.after reading his first book.
It made my whole week and frankly, the future looked pretty damn great there for a moment.
Currie's new book is one of my faves of the year.


Paulina said...

I'm not so pessimistic. My 10-year-old loves computers and TV as much as any kid. However, we picked up Vanishing Girl at your store on Sunday afternoon, and I've not been able to pry it out of her hands. Good novels will always be appreciated. I'll have to check out Currie sometime.

Anonymous said...

Hi Paulina,
I've no ideas on the future of the novel either. Some days I wonder if the humble book makes it to the end of the year
and on others all is right with the world.
Thanks much for dropping in.

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