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Book Review: Writers imagining interviews with dead cultural icons is nearly a complete disaster

Plenty of books rest on a shaky premise. A book about business written by a crook, an allegory about abstinence disguised as a vampire fantasy, or the plot of any Nicholas Sparks novel work because of something beyond their basic thrust, be it the sweat of a talented ghostwriter, irresistible forward momentum, or romance fantasy fulfilled. These books sell because their purpose is both vague and broad, their appeal simplistic and easily translated.
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