Such a sad state of affairs.
And I’m actually open to this being a thing… or genre, even. It’s like texts bubbles from graphic novels without the beautiful drawings…
But I mean, damn… do we really want to elevate the literary value of such a thing? There can be select standouts that rise above, like Maus did, but that’s for history to decide.
I’d just like to point out that I was on a college campus when Twilight was peaking and those books were everywhere, and people were openly discussing and recommending them. Today those people are largely ashamed of their once bad taste.
The answer is simple, this new format will be judged by time, not us. But just because something becomes wildly popular doesn’t mean it’s good.
Now, if you don’t mind I’m going to feed my pet rocks while doing the Macarena with slap bracelets on my left arm and Silly Bandz on the right, while my Beanie Baby collection watches from their shelves.