Monday, February 11, 2008

A change of opinion

So I thought things over from my post about trashy novels and decided I disagree with the whole thing. I think trashy means "having questionable content" in terms of appropriateness and other stuff is just popular fiction. I wasn't making a distinction between the two, but I think my point is still the same. I MEANT that I never really bothered to read popular fiction because there are so many classics I have yet to read and I always felt guilty wasting time on something I saw as "lesser" fiction, even if I might enjoy it. But now I think that is the wrong attitude, because just because it is not a classic or not considered especially "literary" (and that depends on how you define 'literary,' anyway) does not mean it is wrong to read such a book.

The end.

You may all go back to your previously scheduled lives or however the phrase goes.

And M.R., this means that Shakespeare is no longer trashy. Neither is Dickens. Shame, shame for suggesting it! :D

3 comments:

Scraps said...

I agree. There's a difference between popular fiction and trash.

G said...

I think trashy means "having questionable content" in terms of appropriateness and other stuff is just popular fiction
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Who proposed otherwise?
I went back and read the other post, not that it's all that relevant anymore, and was wondering where the idea of "trashy" in relation to general fiction came from.

M.R. said...

you said it first. mumble mumble mumble.