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Patrick L. Ledford
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By Patrick L. Ledford:
reinventing the mettle of fiction
So often, avid readers settle for less. We browse the bestseller list, hoping for a title that will save us from the sinking ship that is publishing today. As e-books and e-readers murder print, one has to seek solace from the “blah blah blah” that populates the New York Times Best Seller List. It can be hard to find writers that can serve as literary life preservers. Some authors are getting only 30,000 first prints while authors who churn out a dozen books a year get nearly a million. What is the general public reader supposed to do when the market is flooded by novelty and frilly nonsense?
southern gothic on speed
If you are tired of the same fluff reading that the major publishing houses try to shove down your throat each month; if you want something with some guts, some fortitude; if you want to read books that feel like a gravel road, backwoods stomp, happy hour at a honky-tonk, guiltless crime spree, then grit lit is the trailer park bar-b-que you need to find yourself posted up at. There is a new breed of gunslinger in town. The good news is their work pays respect to the Doc Hollidays and the Wyatt Earps who taught them how to shoot.