Are All Books Created Equal?


I have mentioned that I am not the most vigorous supporter of certain literary genres – namely, young adult fiction.

And while I will be commenting on my opinion in later posts, Gary Gutting of the New York Times has beaten me to the punch. Gutting doesn’t aim the gun at one particular genre, but more dissects the concept of “guilty pleasure” reading and if an only “inferior” books are allowed in such a category.

Moments of the article seem to be half-in-the-bag ramblings, but Gutting touches upon some good thoughts that seem to be gaining acceleration with the arrival of popular books that lack the literary prowess of their predecessors.

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