Monday, September 4, 2017

Bestselling Novels Are Now Written for People With Sixth Grade Reading Levels

Thrillers have become "dumber." Romance novels have become "dumber." There has been an across-the-board "dumbification" of popular fiction. Among current authors who have written at least five number one bestsellers, most, including Stephen King, Danielle Steel, and Harlan Coben, rank at or below the sixth-grade reading level.

Ben Blatt, Reader's Digest, September 2017

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