LotR and the BBCs Big Read

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 17 18:49:06 EST 2003

>Only two books with no fantasy or sf elements in the
>top 9 (although my wife would argue that the sight of
>Colin Firth in a wet shirt in the BBC version of P&P
>is a very major fantasy element). I can't help
>wondering if this bias reflects the tastes of the
>sorts of people who would vote for this rather than
>the popluation as a whole.

I find it extremely interesting also how few new books there are on the 
list - it sounds a little like a list of things people *say* they read to 
impress others. I mean, how many times can one read P&P? Isn't it time to 
try out something newer?

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