Wednesday, February 08, 2006

“To see that something is well written and appetisingly written takes a lot of talent and there is not a great deal of that around.”

That a number of major publishers and literary agents would reject the works of a Nobel laureate and Booker Prize winner doesn't surprise me. Well-written does not usually mean good seller.

Am not a writer, nor do I have any pretentions towards being one. I do, however, have a pretty good sense of what is good, and most contemporary fiction isn't. With a few notable exceptions, I tend to prefer spending my limited pleasure-reading time with the canon of dead white male types.

-via India Uncut

No comments: