Sunday, May 15, 2011

Catch of the Day

"Imagine the publishing world as it might look in a dystopian universe in the distant future. In this world, college English majors—call them 'Englies'—aspire to write only one kind of book: the dystopian young adult novel set in the distant future. (Englies of a certain status are permitted to write about dystopias populated by vampires.) Another subset of the population—'the Fans'—provides a kind of slave labor, posting endlessly to dedicated blogs and recording podcasts, providing free marketing for an unceasing succession of aspiring best-seller trilogies."
—From the children's book section of today's
New York Times Book Review

1 comment:

Bill Henry said...

The quote comes from a review of Divergent, by Veronica Roth, the first book of a planned series in that oh-so-hot YA subgenre spawned by the success of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy.

So who's read Hunger Games? What do you think of it?