Monday, January 25, 2010
Booking It--Favorite Unknown
Who’s your favorite author that other people are NOT reading? The one you want to evangelize for, the one you would run popularity campaigns for? The author that, so far as you’re concerned, everyone should be reading–but that nobody seems to have heard of. You know, not JK Rowling, not Jane Austen, not Hemingway–everybody’s heard of them. The author that you think should be that famous and can’t understand why they’re not…
Hard question. I'm not sure that I have a favorite "unknown" author. There are a couple of authors that I really like, and I know others read them because they are famous and on the best seller list, but nobody that I know personally reads them. When I read a Jodi Picoult, I have plenty of people to talk about the novel with. But when I read Patricia Cornwell or Daniel Silva, it's me, myself, and I.
Am I mistaken? Are there any other Cornwell or Silva admirers among my readers?