Re: One time reader
Escapist fantasy couldn't be all bad... it all takes us somewhere else... and lit. quality is always a bonus. But, how many new ideas could possibly be out there? Isnt it how its delivered? Yes, bashing occurs, not only in writing, but in most occupations. So, then, how is lit. quality measured? By the # of readers? or # of toes stepped on in writing? the # of books sold? # of awards? However, I will read some of the folks you mentioned, just because they are unfamiliar to me and I am always lookin for a good read, but, please, what did you mean about "perpetuating the prejudices of fantasy"?
Of bible verse and classical music....if you hated ham sandwiches but there was nothing else to choose from, where would you be if that was all that was offered at the lunch counter...? I am not reffering to Sci-Fi writing as a staple, but more of a condiment... it's good to see choices. For example, I am trying to get my daughter to read different things, and it has taken me awhile to get her to "try" Eddings, as well as other non-commercial authors(Interview w/a Vampire, Lord of the Rings, etc..) Books that aren't "required" reading or what her classmates read (like heaving-breast romance books) Therefore, aside from bible verse, I am glad there are other things to read and aside from classical music, I am glad there are other things to listen to. That said, aside from classical, what other music do you listen to, as I've already gotten a glimpse of other authors...