trash vs literature

jack at greenmanreview.com jack at greenmanreview.com
Tue Jan 18 06:14:35 EST 2005


> I, on the other hand, have wasted many hours trying to convince 
> people that "I don't watch TV" is a simple statement about my 
> habits and not an intellectual snobbism, and that many of the books 
> I read are every bit as trashy as their favorite TV show, whatever 
> it may be.
> 
> Totally wasted effort. Not watching TV, in America, makes you an 
> Intellectual, even if you just took an Elizabeth Ogilvie novel and 
> an unknown-quantity sf paperback down to Cozumel for airplane/beach 
> reading.

I disagree, There's some absolutely splendid television out of a fantasy nature including
Carnivale on HBO, and the now concluded Farscape series. It ain't the medium that's determines if it's trash -- it's the content!

NR -- the latest Sharon Kay Penman mystery, Prince of Darkness, out in May. 

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