So Deb Coates (a pal and fantastic writer who has her first novel coming out next year), was browsing Huffington Post, and came across this article, reposted from Flavorwire: “The Most Criminally Overlooked Books of 2011.” And hey, Unpossible and Other Stories is on the list! I’m flattered, but now I feel weird, because I think this makes Raising Stony Mayhall twice as overlooked. Maybe there’s another list out there. Books So Overlooked It’s Not Even Criminal, It’s Just Sad.
On the other hand, the books in that list sound very cool. More reading to do this winter break…
2 thoughts on “Criminally Overlooked Books of 2011: Unpossible is Guilty”
I agree with Daryl. “Unpossible” is an overlooked book, but “Raising Stony Mayhall” is twice as overlooked, a sustained coherent narrative taking a different, and slyly intelligent, tack on the popular zombie trope that seems to get everyone’s literary-and-cinematic juices flowing . . . unless, of course, it’s approached, as Daryl approaches it, from a provocatively original angle and then explores that perspective altogether thoroughly. In case, if a book is “criminally” overlooked, then those of you overlooking it, whether willfully or inadvertently, criminals. Am I right?
My penultimate sentence should read, “In any case, if a book is ‘criminally’ overlooked, then those of you overlooking it, whether willfully or inadvertently, are criminals.” Sorry for the two dropped words there.
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