Philip Roth, ever the optimist, thinks that the novel is going to become a cultish object in the near future. JK Evanczuk has some good arguments that the novel is quite a bit healthier than Roth expects.
I think we can all agree that while the future of the printed book may be in question (are hard copy books going to become the albums?), the actual art of writing continues (and will continue) to hold appeal.
The question is, why is it so hard for people to acknowledge that there is room in our lives for more than one medium to entertain and inform us?
I love you Philip Roth, but you sound a little crotchety and out of touch here.
Or am I just hopelessly optimistic?