Is light literature out of fashion? So often, in perusing reviews of new release, I come across the words ‘dark’ and ‘depressing’. Some, if not most, current best sellers have been described in this manner. Does this mean ‘light’ literature is not longer in vogue?My own literature has been described as the antithesis of bleak and depressing. Does this mean its audience will be extremely limited?Why are readers choosing tales that may well disturb their psyche, instead of perhaps uplifting it? Is this a reflection of modern society? Do we enjoy being confronted by misery?
Is it time we all sat back and analysed the reasons behind our reading choices? Are we reading to be part of the mob, or are to satisfy our own innate desires?