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RyOnTheFly from The mountains of Utah is reading 12 Rules for Life August 27, 2018 - 11:24am
100% (2 votes)
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Total votes: 2

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman August 27, 2018 - 2:08pm

I voted yes. Although I don't agree with that idea, I think it is the perception.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami August 27, 2018 - 9:27pm

Is there a way to vote I don't know?

What I will say is I write a hard science fiction variant of Magical Realism. Which is amusing, because magical realism used to mean what Hard Science Fiction. It didn't really invent anything new.

Accept maybe add more misogynistic testosterone to Magical Realism.

I think all genres were considered hacky at some point.

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MattF from Tokyo is reading Borges' Collected Fictions August 28, 2018 - 12:35am

New Yorker editor David Remnick recently interviewed Lee Child for the Radio Hour and sounds like a fan:


So no, that's not fair to say. 

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal September 8, 2018 - 8:11am

Well, by some standards it is. Hell even by mine, you have such two-dimensional characters and bad description in the thriller genre, I can't get into it. 

By other standards it's exactly what a reader wants. Plot driven action in which a guy (almost always) can escape into a fantastic adventure.

And, while there's some real crap out there, even speaking objectively with few axioms to start, Vince Flynne and Lee Child are at the top of their genre for a reason. Whatever they're doing, they're doing it well. The market would indicate as much, as born over time and what? Hundreds? of millions of publications?