I passed two young women talking today, and overheard one say to the other “I can’t find any I haven’t read.” Immediately, I wanted to stop them and say “What genre are you looking for? What authors do you like? Might I make a few suggestions?”
Looking back on it, I probably should have. I couldn’t think of any reason someone might not find something to read that they would like. Of course, Newell pointed out that he couldn’t find any Robert Heinlein books that he hadn’t read, because he had reached the end of a limited resource. I suppose, if they were discussing something along those lines, the statement might have been true.
On the other hand, there are so many authors writing so many books these days — I have over a thousand in my Kindle alone — that no one should be stuck for something close to what they are looking for, even if the specific author they love is no longer producing. I bet there is someone “Heinleinesque” out there for instance… Anyone got any suggestions?