The critics agree, it’s a terrific time for literature.
Younger readers may not remember this, but back in 2003 it was so difficult for authors to get a fair shake that a few people started a magazine predicated on the idea that book critics were way too mean and wouldn’t it be great if everyone could say nice things about books and keep their snark to themselves?
Cut to the current day, when we can see that, according to Book Marks — Lit Hub’s new “Rotten Tomatoes” for books — this plea did not fall on deaf ears, and the beautiful future for which those dreamers hoped wound up being the world in which we live. Everything’s great! I hope we all realize how happy we should be.