Sunday, May 6, 2007

Books - Good and Bad

Joe Queenan delights in being provocative, and his essay in today's New York Times Book Review will surely brew up a storm of comments. He writes, "Bad books fall into three broad categories: the stupid, the meta-stupid and the immoral. Each has its own inimitable charms." We posted two essays last week offering up differing opinions about literary taste...Charles Johnson says we shouldn't waste our precious time on junk, and on they poke at the pretentiousness of literary fiction. In the May issue of the Quill (Inkwell's Newsletter) Cristin writes about the guilty pleasures of reading books you know are bad, but bad is subjective, isn't it? Click here to read Queenan's ode to trash, but only the very best trash of course.