Is Amazon changing the novel? NewYorker book review

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Ed Simnett

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Interesting article in the NewYorker this week: Is Amazon Changing the Novel?

"In the new literary landscape, readers are customers, writers are service providers, and books are expected to offer instant gratification."

It's a review of “Everything and Less: The Novel in the Age of Amazon” by Mark McGurl

Seems to focus on the explosion of targeted (micro) genre fiction. The review ends on a nice (and hopeful) note: "That’s the nature of the novel; you have to cross its threshold without completely knowing what lies within. Mere ownership does not constitute possession."
 
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