Darkly Irresistible Writers, A Goodreads Mistake, & Two Literary Links

If I had come of age in the twenty-first century, my taste in literature would be vastly different. In the last quarter of the twentieth century, many critically-acclaimed books were quite short (200-275 pages): among my favorite writers were Raymond Carver, Laurie Colwin, Marian Thurm, John Updike, Richard Ford, Anita Brookner, Rachel Ingalls, Penelope Lively, Elizabeth Tallent, Deborah Eisenberg, and early Margaret Drabble.  This century, there is a tendency toward maximalism.  

In addition to considering three contemporary writers with very different styles, I record a Goodreads mistake and provide a link to an essay about cats. You can read the post at: https://thornfieldhallredux.blogspot.com/2021/12/darkly-irresistible-writers-goodreads.html

%d bloggers like this: