Post Number: 164
|Posted on Monday, January 05, 2009 - 10:28 pm: |
If a writer hits a home run like The Coldest Winter Ever, the next book is always a risk. Harper Lee did one great shot with To Kill a Mockingbird and that was it. Pulitzer Prize and required reading forever, ensured that it would be almost impossible to surpass.
I know that the publishing world is different now with multibook contracts, but could TCWE have become that standalone shot for Sistah Souljah, even though she did have a prior book. Will Winter cause a relook at TCWE and diminish it over time.
Perception of greatness is a fragile thing.