James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks

December 17, 2014 1:05 PM

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"There's no evidence at this stage that the great books in our culture can be produced through the Internet right now," says bestselling writer James Patterson. "If the equivalent of 'Ulysses' came along, out it would go on the Internet, it would get like about 12 Fs in a row - 'I couldn't get through the first page,' 'Couldn't get through the first chapter,' F-F-F-F-F, and 'Ulysses' would disappear."

Patterson is not known for Joycean prose - he's known for propulsive Alex Cross thrillers - but his prominence as one of the world's biggest-selling authors has made him a prophet with a platform. He's on a crusade to make books matter - to, as his hashtag says, #saveourbooks.

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