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2016-01-14 20:54:11 Post No. 7586156
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I find it interesting that in an age when we're told that reading is on the decline and that the Internet has shortened all of our attention spans, that instead of fiction readers shifting to short stories or novellas, that it actually seems like things have gone completely the other way. It seems like we're living in a time when novelists are taking on huge, epic, multi-book projects.
>Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
>My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard
>The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
>The Familiar by Mark Z. Danielewski
>The Iowa Trilogy by Jane Smiley
You could probably think of more. It's odd, no? I don't remember such a number of sprawling, multi-book novels ten years ago. Instead of shrinking to account for everybody's shorter attention spans these days, novels seem to have exploded. Anyone else notice this or think it's interesting? Everyone's Proust these days.