Friday, July 15, 2005

Amazon.Com's Author's Hall Of Fame

To celebrate the companies 10th anniversary Amazon.Com has compiled a list of the authors who have sold tons of books through their sight. I have to say I am suprised at who made it on the list. Not because of their success, but because of the quality and lasting value of their work. Several of the books are meant to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Others to make you feel very unhappy with the way you look. It is a shame that we came from a society that gave us Hemingway, Steinbeck, Welty, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Faulkner (a very short list to say the least!) and are now uplifting the mediocre. Thank you Dr. Seuss, Stephen King, Tolkien, Lewis, and Snickett for you are a rare breed. Thank you for challenging us, for not just giving stories that make us feel all warm and fuzzy or insult our intelligience. You are what it means to be a writer.

posted by Out Of Jersey | 6:02 AM


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