Posts Tagged: Sweet Valley High

Drivel Delivered

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Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing By Your Favorite Authors, contains exactly what its title promises. The book came out last fall, but Lit Hub just posted a few excerpts, including a comic strip by Daniel Clowes and a story by Gillian Flynn that was inspired by the Sweet Valley High series. On his literary “gem,” Clowes said, […]

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Fictional Characters Are Not Your Friends

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Critics who fault a character’s unlikability cannot necessarily be faulted. They are merely expressing a wider cultural malaise with all things unpleasant, all things that dare to breach the norm of social acceptability. In a cheekily titled BuzzFeed Books essay, “Not Here to Make Friends,” our essays editor Roxane Gay talks about the knotty issue of […]

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