Monday, October 31, 2011

10 Literary Trends that Need to Go Away

10 Literary Trends that Need to Go Away

7 comments:

Kelly Robinson said...

A couple of those are hardly new trends (revolutionary diet plans, bandwagon-jumping), but I'm pleased to see the shout-out to Steve Martin's 'Born Standing Up'--one of the best celebrity memoirs I've ever read. It's a beautiful book.

Bill Crider said...

I need to get that one.

Bud said...

Most of these "trends" could be nipped in the bud by application of Flannery O;Connor's dictum: "Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."
Present company excepted, of course 8-)
I will have to read the Martin.

Anonymous said...

As in the Heidi Montag item posted above.

Jeff

Gerard said...

11. Feral hogs?

Dan_Luft said...

This is an easy list to add on to:

1) Memoirs by people who knew Andy Warhol.

2) Books by comedians that amount to notes of their shows.

3) "Political" books that just say how the other side sucks.

4) "Business" books by billionaires who believe in the spirit of America and a flat tax.

Gerard said...

12. Dr. Pepper and bologna sandwiches?