Thursday, July 21, 2005
Rapture Fiction: Books that the Born Again Christians love
The following excerpt is from an article published in The Guardian,UK, on July 9th about the boom in Rapture fiction. Interesting. I don't write the adherents off; their fanatical devotion is not a laughing matter. I find them repulsive.
"None of those cited above is a "literary" author, but to merely write them off -with a sardonic metropolitan titter - as pulp fiction for the born-again brigade is to underestimate their growing influence. Market forces shape so much of contemporary publishing - and in an America gripped by a new Great Awakening, the realisation has hit home within the business that this stuff sells."
"Selling Rapture" by Douglas Kennedy, The Guardian,UK..
Your jaw will drop!