Collection for '06 long on melancholy and gravitas
by Brandon Nolta
Only the naive or foolish turn to literary fiction for a good time or a rollicking beach read. Literary fiction is many things, including one of the finest art forms going, but it is rarely amusing; there are other types of fiction for that sort of thing. Or, at least, that's the common theory in the literary world, which tends not to place a high value on humor or general light-heartedness.
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