A Blander Shade of Grey. "Seven Types of Ambiguity" by Elliot Perlman [review]
We now seem to be producing large-scale, popular books that are not in themselves literary fiction, though they aspire to be and represent the efforts of people who care about literature. If you accept "Seven Types" as an overblown example of popular fiction that would like to be something else, then it may take on its full glamour, as a form of popular writing disguised as something else. It’s a kind of McDonald’s banquet of a book, a form of virtual nourishment so extensive it substitutes for the real thing.