Best of the Web 12/7/2015
Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.
In this article, The Atlantic looks at how mass-market success can cause critics to deem literary novels as "overly sentimental":
Bustle gives a list of oddball literary characters who can brighten up your holiday season:
As the year comes to an end, Huffington Post recaps 2015 with a list of the best fiction books of this year:
For those doing some holiday shopping, BuzzFeed provides a list of perfect gifts for a fellow booklover:
This piece from Elite Daily gives tips on how to hone your writing:
The New Yorker looks at how Kurt Vonnegut's wife helped him as a writer: