Crap books and good books (was Re: Best Books of 2004)
Rowland, Jennifer A B
jennifer.rowland at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Jan 19 05:45:24 EST 2005
> I suspect that a lot of Literary Snobs don't really think books
> should be enjoyed so much as endured.
Which reminds me strongly of Dave Langford interviewing Tom Holt (I don't think I actually have any thoughts of my own any more, only quotes.)
Me: I'll confess that unlike many interviewers I have actually
read your novel ...
Tom: "... The love that asks no question, the love that pays
the price, The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice."
Me: And I enjoyed it -- though Chris Priest always says one
isn't supposed to *enjoy* a Priest novel but be purged with pity
and terror, stirred to the very roots of one's being, and the like.
Tom: But of course. Usually, I spend the next six days hiding
under the stairs with a hessian sack over my head, making hamster
noises. Isn't that the whole point?
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