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A Trend for Lit Fiction Types?

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message 1: by Richard (last edited Aug 26, 2013 11:10AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Richard Toscan I'm wondering if we're seeing a trend gathering some steam now of well established literary fiction authors trying their hands at genre fiction, Sweet Tooth being McEwan's entry in the spy genre. I'm thinking of William Boyd's Restless and Solo, his forthcoming James Bond take (both spy), the John Banville (as Benjamin Black) Quirke crime novels.


Gordon Paisley I think it would be a stretch to consider Sweet Tooth "spy fiction" by almost any but perhaps the most technical of definitions. I think it is still literary fiction in the same sense that Atonement is literary fiction and not "war fiction," despite scenes being set in a war.


Richard Toscan Good point. I'm looking forward to seeing what William Boyd does with James Bond when Solo comes out.


LindaJ^ I agree with Gordon. I think I was sucked into thinking it was going to be a spy novel and disappointed when I discovered it was not!


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