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Caverns: A Novel by O.U. Levon
A respected writer and cult hero of the '60s, Ken Kesey taught a writing class by having the students jointly produce a full-length novel and publish it. A fascinating story resulted, and has already garnered national publicity, including an article in People magazine and exposure on National Public Radio.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Penguin Books
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I don't know why, but novels written by more than one person tend to be weak. Maybe all the individuality of the author gets watered down when more than one person writes a book. Sure there are a few exceptions...but not many. The problem gets magnified in a case like this, where an entire creative writing class writes a book together. It's like a car with twelve steering wheels. It just doesn't work.