Hard Books for Hard Times- from The Guardian

Are we seeing a resurgence in "challenging" fiction, to compete with our new Golden Age of television and give us something that movies and TV can't? Terry McMullan over at The Guardian thinks we just might be.


"As the introduction of photography affected the role of painting, or as film altered the place of novels in the 20th century, new narrative forms are inevitably affecting the place and purpose of the novel. As the basic need for storytelling is catered for to a large extent by TV dramas, it may be that readers turn to the novel for something else, something new."