Monday, March 26, 2007

Famous Writer's School
Here's a tasty little book: Famous Writer's School by Steven Carter. The novel has a great premise: the proprietor of a writing correspondence school sends writing lessons to his students, who in turn send him their fiction. The book is hysterical in spots and really weird in other spots, which is almost always entertaining. If you like crime fiction (which I don't), you will absolutely love the novel-within-a-novel by one of the narrator's students, which is better than most crime fiction you'll encounter. But either way, you'll dig this book. Steven Carter is yet another talented Kentucky writer (he teaches English at Georgetown College) in an amazing era of great Kentucky novelists.

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