Saturday, December 03, 2005

The trouble with Canadian fiction

Well, the fiction bubble burst did it? At least according to the Globe & Mail. I'm not surprised. At upwards of $30 a pop, one has to have a lot of faith in a novel to buy into it. But blaming this on 9/11 and other fanastical reasoning? Really? Look closer to home, I'd say. Formulaic and fluffy replications of formlerly successful novels hardly makes a person want to trust the publishing world. What happened to innovation? Why is it that presses such as Coach House keep turning up with these wonderful gems and the big houses? Well, where is the sense of adventure?

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