NBCC--How Discourgaging

The announcement of the NBCC nominees for best books of the year is certainly discouraging headed up as it is with Egan's nearly unreadable mess of a novel A Visit from the Goon Squad. And followed by Franzen's equally questionable Freedom.  Where are the great and lasting voices?  Where are those who are writing works that will be read five or ten years from now, skip a hundred?

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