First, there was the whole Rachel Cooke thing. Now Gore Vidal is saying "readers are dead." He claims "the novel doesn't interest anybody." I haven't read the whole interview, so I don't know exactly what he's saying. Even so -- what exactly is he saying? I'm pretty sure I've read at least a couple of novels this year. Or did that happen in my zombie other-life?
Found this article on a very interesting Web site called if:book -- A Project of the Institute for the Future of the Book. Check it out -- very thought-provoking stuff.