While this has nothing to do directly with the BBC I wanted to report that I might be a Literary Snob!! I took time away from Chabon’s TYPU to read a book I picked up at a garage sale “Vendetta, Lucky’s Revenge” by Jackie Collins. Okay the first question you might ask is why I would even buy this book, and to answer that, if I bought five books or more I got a better deal.
So I started reading said book this week and I’m completely stunned that something like this would get published. Sometimes the passages would remind me of my own teenage manuscripts. Then I thought to myself…am I a snob??? Obviously books such as these make money, why do I think they are so elementary? The words don’t flow together and often information is just added in so they don’t have to explain things. I think I’m going to finish this book just to see if the plot line is so engaging I forget about the actual words. Anyway…does anyone else feel this way or am I just a snob??
This week will be starting Blindness, reading to page 114. Let’s meet at Stella’s.