Literature map

This is just a quick little post, but for an entertaining and actually quite useful web site. Literature Map (http://www.literature-map.com/) lets you enter the name of an author, and similar authors will display in an animated cloud, the more similar the closer.

It's useful to find new authors in a style you enjoy, or as a curiosity to see whether your taste naturally groups similar writers.

Check it out if you need an excuse to take a break.