Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ten cursed second novels

At the (London) Times Luke Leitch named ten "writers who couldn't quite match their initial success."

One author on the list:
The Almost Moon- Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones was 2002's must-read. Five years later the critics rounded on The Almost Moon. The New York Times called it “so morally, emotionally and intellectually incoherent that it's bound to become a bestseller”. Miaow.
Read about Number One on the list.

Related: Ten literary one-hit wonders.

--Marshal Zeringue