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Miscellany

THE WORLD OF WRITING

Journo nostalgia, serial returns, Jo Nesbø’s retreat, ‘real’ fantasy and a tasty scoop – we digest the weird wide world of writing

Serial fiction returns for busy readers

Serialised (or serialized as he wrote it, being from over the Atlantic) fiction as practised in Victorian times by such literary giants as Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy and Joseph Conrad is making a rebound thanks to the iPhone, reported Michael Kozlowski, editor in chief for the Good e-Reader.

He said Apple was showcasing two new e-reading apps, The Pigeonhole and Serial Reader – ‘both deliver classic novels into bite sized snippets that are easy to digest and appeal to readers who only have a few minutes to read each day.’

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