Mob Hit On The American Novel?

“Has Tony Soprano whacked the American novel? This question is not as facetious as it might at first seem. Novelists from Norman Mailer to Gary Shteyngart have described the show – which as yet does not exist between two covers – as a Great American Novel, and for good reason. Spread across nearly 100 hours of viewing time, The Sopranos developed characters to a degree unparalleled in American television.”