One literary digital trend I haven’t kept up with is the rise of serialized fiction. I’ve read about it in The New Yorker and, more recently, The New York Times, but I have yet to read a novel that comes out in installments… though I have read plenty of non-serialized novels on my phone, and I’ve also read hard-copy novels that were originally published serially.
The idea of 10-minute installments certainly sounds appealing, as does the idea of keeping up with a cultural moment — like watching mini episodes of The Sopranos. However, I haven’t been able to figure out how to find my way in. Which books? Which apps? Is it really worth the investment of time?
Do you read serialized fiction? How did you get hooked?