so i've been thinking about this for months and have a basic idea mapped out, but i still feel a little unprepared. some concerns:
- i've never written any fiction. i don't even think i've written a short story
- i don't even read fiction these days. for the past 4 years i've read only the occaisonal novel
- yesterday i tried to read milan kundera's essay "what is a novelist?" in the new yorker and i got through about two paragraphs before i was bored stiff, more interested in the following piece on a real-life michael scofield. is that a bad sign? has anyone actually read the article, can you summarize it for me?
today's question: what is the best novel you've read? and what made it so good?