I've been invited, through the American Booksellers Association, to contribute my thoughts toward an upcoming PBS documentary on the American novel. For now, my participation is only as a survey participant, but it could become more.
I may decline the opportunity, but it does present us with a wonderful opportunity to work collegially to answer the following questions:
What do you think are the five (5) best American novels?
Who do you think are the five (5) best heroes or heroines in American novels?
Who do you think are the five (5) best villains or villainesses in American novels?
What do you think are the best lines in American novels?
Don't feel obligated to answer every question, and don't feel obligated to come up with five in each category. Remember, you can comment below with or without identifying yourself. Next Sunday, I'll report on your comments and e-mails in response.
And remember that we're now on daylight saving time!