Brevity Blog’s Mini-Reality-Hunger-Festival
March 22, 2010 § 2 Comments
We suspected David Shields eccentric book Reality Hunger: A Manifesto would generate some buzz in the nonfiction world, but to be honest, we hadn’t anticipated so much buzz. He is everywhere these days, book reviews, giving interviews, speaking here and there.
So What do we at Brevity think of the book: It is fascinating, sharp, controversial, interesting.
How much of what he says do we agree with: About half.
Do we think truth still matters in nonfiction: Yes, very much so.
Do we think the novel is dead: No.
Starting today, we are launching a Mini-Reality-Hunger-Festival here on the Brevity Blog. Join us with your comments, or send us blogposts of your own (we welcome guest bloggers). We’ll keep it running until the energy expires, which may be three days, a week, into next week, or until the Next Big Thing.