Monday, January 30, 2006

borrow some emotional resonance

Jessa Crispin on why she hates the Emo Boy Writers:

I want the emo-boy novel to stop. It's making an entire generation of men's writing look bad. I suppose it may be fair, as we women have to fight through the jungle of chick lit every day to publish our novels. But I'm begging for publishers to at least ghettoize emo-boy lit, maybe with color coordination and a design trick like our own high-heels-and-feet covers, before I have to start disregarding every book written by a man between the ages of 20 and 35. I just can't handle the pain anymore.