Thursday, September 8, 2011

The worst fiction about 9/11

Forget the best September 11 novel -- there are far more contenders for the most shameful and embarrassing

As the tenth anniversary of September 11 approaches, there has been much discussion about the best novel about the attacks and their aftermath.

Of course, there have been smart and sensitive novels wrestling with the horrors of terrorism and the many traumas of that day. There's also been some embarrassingly bad prose -- lots of it by authors who should know better.

For some writers, 9/11 offered an excuse to write about the anatomies of sexy Western temptresses or the siren song that is rock and roll performed by men in spandex. For others, it was simply an obligatory and careless plot point tossed into the mix, a cynical narrative device meant to energize a flagging storyline. Here are a few of the worst offenders.

Full report here Salon

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