A blog dedicated to reviewing crime novels published by independent presses everywhere.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
The Worst Three Pages of Fiction Ever
Sometimes you find something so good you have to share it. Sometimes you find something so bad you have to share it. James Frey, legend in his own mind, is back with a work of fiction that's labeled as such for once. The excerpt is three solid pages of exposition about Perez Hilton of all people. The word motherfucker is in the first sentence, to establish how edgy the author is, and did I mention it's all exposition? There are no scenes, and nothing really happens. There's at least one subject/verb agreement problem, and don't get me started on the comma splices which seem to serve no artistic purpose. Who is James Frey sleeping with?
Welcome to the Indie Crime Blog. As the name implies, this blog is dedicated to reviews of crime fiction published by independent presses. There are many books published every year that seem to be ignored for a variety of reasons. The books sections of newspapers are getting smaller. Bookstores give more shelf space to more established authors. I could go on, but you get it.My intent is to review books both old and new in the hopes that some deserving writers and worthy publishers will gain some exposure. I can be emailed at IndieCrime-at-gmail-dot-com