The November Novella Challenge is hosted by J.T. at Bibliofreak, the novella is, I feel, a marginalized type of fiction. Longer than a short story, shorter than a novel, sometimes called a novelette, it’s tough to define. In general, I consider it to be somewhere between 70 and 120 pages. Perhaps it’s better to say what it is not? It is not a play. It is not epic poetry. It is not a slim book of short stories. It is not any sort of tract or treatise or manifesto or other such nonfiction.
But it IS perfect for a few things: curling up in front of a fire on a windy night, you can finish it off in one sitting. And, alliteration? Awesome.
So I will participate at
Level II: Read four novellas by November 30, 2009
So my list as of today.
1. D.A. by Connie Willis
2. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
3. Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case by Garth Nix
4. A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card