RARA-AVIS: Re: Urban Fiction

From: bobav1 (bob.vietrogoski@gmail.com)
Date: 07 Jan 2009

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    What I've read and skimmed has been pretty lousy, but the genre has got a real base of writers, booksellers, and readers. Here's a New York Times article about the move of these books into libraries:


    Besides, it's not as if every Holloway House, or dare I say Gold Medal, was worth reading. As within every cultural field, Sturgeon's Law that 90% is crap more than applies. Now how do we find the <10% that works for us?

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
    <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
    > Wiki:
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_fiction
    > If there are worthy or promising hardboiled or noir authors of street
    > lit, perhaps we should take a look, no?
    > Best,
    > mrt

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