Ever notice how apocalyptic movies are always about world domination, but the only city worth saving seems to be New York? Do we hold onto movies like "Good Will Hunting" and "The Departed" because of Matt Damon's cute, locally brewed looks, or are we just tired of seeing the NYC skyline on every movie screen?
What about contemporary literature? Somerville's pick of the summer was B.A. Shapiro's "The Art Forger," and the novel has been doing well critically. However, that's just one small component of the Boston literary canon, which ranges from revolutionary-era texts to modern playwrights.
Luckily for casual, voracious readers, contemporary literature has set some of its most engaging stories in the Greater Boston area. Check these out!