Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Brick Lit

The latest term to hit the book review circle? Brick Lit. Ok, maybe we won't see Michiko Kakutani using it anytime soon, but I'm a fan. Brick Lit refers to super long books by super famous authors that could use some editorial assistance to make them shorter and better. You get duped into buying and attempting to read these books because of the author's stature, but 300 pages later, not much has happened and your arms are getting tired from holding up five pounds of paper and ink. As an editor, it's hard to tell a master of the craft that his or her latest work is not that masterful, but take one for the team, people!

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