a pet blog for the employees of Words Worth Books, a perfectly appropriate use of company time
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.