Lit Links: China’s Dan Brown, ‘The Road’ as a Children’s Book

The Chinese Novel Everyone Should Read
The Economist reviews Decoded by Mai Jia, who has been referred to as China’s Dan Brown, just way more literary.

 Life’s Too Short to Read a Bad Book
The Millions gets Little, Brown editor Allie Sommers to talk about what, exactly, editors do, and why it’s okay to put down a book before you finish it.

Dark Novels Reimagined as Children’s Books
Why not tuck your kids in with a bedtime reading of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road?

Go Midwest, Young Writer
Flavorwire posits that the Midwest is the new Brooklyn and that we should all pay attention to Rust Belt fiction.

Famous Writers Who Hated Writing
Quote James Joyce: “Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives.” See what nine other famous scribes have to say in this roundup on the Huffington Post.

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