...your neurological opiates. I wonder if big publishers are doing neurolinguistic studies of novels to determine the size of print runs? Perhaps such studies are being used to help publishers decide which novels best fit their publishing program. I can see it: the manuscript is downloaded and within minutes the program spits out the projected profits, size of advance, etc. Better yet, writers could do neurolinguistic studies of their own work and use the results during the editing process.
"Literally unputdownable" will be my motto for 2006.