Are there any adult fiction writers for guys anymore?
December 4, 2013 3:49 PM Subscribe
I want to become a reader again, but my latest trip to the bookstore made me sad. Ignoring the fact that it was hard to find fiction books amidst the tablets, the toys, and the teen fiction section, I found an assortment of 'chicklit', Tom Clancy, Steven King, Dean Koontz and an assortment of right-wing survivalist fiction. I want to find something that isn't David Sedaris. I want to find something that isn't non-fiction. I want to find something that isn't ... isn't this...
Aren't there any great under-the-radar-haven't-been-overhyped-into-michael-crichton-yet authors? Or is this it... have I reached the end of an appreciation of fiction and I am now condemned to purgatory with nonfiction and biographies? Help!
posted by Nanukthedog to Media & Arts (62 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
Side note: I don't mean to slam chick lit, as a matter of fact, I'm in awe... Congrats to the number of women that have something to say in the book industry. It makes me happy, but it 95% of the time isn't my cup of tea... and yes - I've given it a go. Really though, the male authorship has either dwindled, its only the big names that write the same book again and again, or its this cookie cutter formulaic b.s. I weep.
No Horror and I'm not interested in Teen Fiction.
I'd totally dig fiction for any gender really - as long as it is good, not overly overdone... and not another eat pray skinny legs guide to hunting and fishing while we exhale and reinvent ourselves of the month.