Short attention span fiction
I admit it, I have a very short attention span when it comes to fiction. That’s why short story collections (like Miranda July’s No One Belongs Here More than You: Stories) and graphic novels (like Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic) are good for me. I think the last novel that I got through in one continuous reading was Lisa See’s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Now I’m reading Junot Diaz’ The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and I think I’m actually gonna get through this one. Maybe it’s because it’s told from different points of view…maybe it’s because of Diaz’ awesome style of writing that combines street and literary language…maybe it’s because the title character’s last name rhymes with my own, and Oscar would have been my middle name if I were a boy.