Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Michael Chabon Single Handedly Redeems Genre Fiction!

(or something like that)

I'm behind on my interneting so this interview with Michael Chabon is from mid-late August but I've just gotten around to reading it now thanks to Jolie's blog.

Chabon reminds us not to think of writing in terms of good and evil (a dangerous paradigm in any situation) but to instead realize that the great majority of genre writing is crap. 90% as he names it. But that about 90% of literary writing is also crap. About 90% of all writing is crap regardless of genre or pedigree. Good point.

Highly Recommended