Friday, December 16, 2011
What the what?
"It's a cliche that a rookie's first novel is a first-person, thinly-veiled autobiography...to the point where I won't even read the darned things anymore. I automatically reject these query letters...these books make me want to poke my eyes out with a pen."
I read this book review today on Amazon.com. I'm assuming this guy is a supposed literary agent, but is this for real? Is this guy just being a douche-bag, or do most agents feel this way?
The novel I'm working on happens to be in the first-person, though I've been debating for a long time on whether or not to convert it to third-person subjective. After reading that gem of a review, now I'm paranoid.