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Four flash novels for fast times

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The trouble with traditionally structured novels is they no longer seem to fit easily into the fast-paced, electronically charged lives of would-be readers, let alone the lives of committed novel readers. Don’t worry, I’m not about to write that the novel is dying. It’s not. I’ve spent hundreds of hours of my life submerged in 600-page novels. Maybe even thousands. But I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I no longer always have the time or the motivation to dedicate a weekend of my life to a long, dense read. And I’m also well aware of the parallel that exists between my shrinking attention span and the amount of time I spend in a Netflix vortex. Enter, novel in…

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