Tuesday 9 June 2020

Cult Writers : 50 Nonconformist Novelists You Need to Know by Ian Haydn Smith - A Review

I have said it before and I will say it again. I really like books about books, authors and the art of literature in general. So, Cult Writers  50 Nonconformist Novelists You Need to Know by Ian Haydn Smith was a no-brainer for me.

I liked the way it was written and the selection of writers it included. Through this book I learned about authors I wasn't familiar with but I also learned more things about favorite authors. 
I should also mention that the illustrations done by Kristelle Rodeia were very good and perfect for the book. 

Cult Writers  handpicks 50 notable figures from the modern world of literature and explores the creative genius that earned them the cult label, while celebrating the works that made their names.

What makes a cult writer you may ask? Whether pioneering in their craft, fiercely and undeniably unique or critically divisive, cult writers come in all shapes and guises. Some gain instant fame, others instant notoriety, and more still remain anonymous until a chance change in fashion sees their work propelled into the limelight.

In Cult Writers Ian Haydn Smith introduces 50 novelists deserving of a cult status. The literary genres and subjects explored within these writers’ pages are rich and diverse – acting as mirrors of their genius minds: from Irvine Welsh’s gritty Edinburgh streets, to Ken Kesey’s drug-fuelled madness; from feminist trailblazer Sylvia Plath to the magical realism of Angela Carter. Discover little knowns with small, devout followings and superstars gracing the covers of magazines: each writer is special in their individuality and their ability to inspire, antagonize and delight. 

If you are a book lover, I believe that this books should be on your bookshelves.

Rating:4 Stars

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!


I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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