The Corner

Pulp Fiction

I enjoyed Dave Forsmark’s NRO article today on popular fiction — the author is a fan of mysteries and thrillers and reads them with a helpful political sensibility. Did you know that Nelson DeMille’s latest book is a piece of left-wing hackery? Or that Dean Koontz has dedicated a book to NRO contributor Wesley Smith? Be sure to read Forsmark before your next trip to the best-seller shelves.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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