Re: RARA-AVIS: Here's my theory

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 21 Aug 2003

Jack Bludis wrote:
> For the most part, fiction today takes place in a
> restricted period of time--most often only a few
> days and rarely more than a few months.
> Where is the novel that covers a lifetime?

I prefer a series that covers a lifetime in many volumes (so it figures that I don't like short stories at all).

> That's because the guys rush
> off to the movies or the video store for their
> quick fix. Women read their romance novels in a
> leisurely manner.

Those romance novels are skinny. I wonder if they aren't faster to read than a movie is to watch.

Joy, currently reading John Knoerle's Crystal Meth Cowboys and trying to decide whether it's very sophisticated or very naive

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