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Re: Good Books

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, March 6, 2004, 13:23
Quoting "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>:

> From: Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> > > Quoting David Peterson <ThatBlueCat@...>: > > > Also, as opposed to Tolkien, it's actually good > > > writing and literature, and worth reading. > > > > I guess I should be impressed by the bravery of anyone who > > states as a fact that Tolkien is not worth reading. > > Heck, I enjoyed Tolkien too, but he's no Dostoevsky. Surely > you will admit at least that Tolkien is stronger on exposition > of plot than he is on development of characterization?
As a matter of fact, I do agree to that, but it is entirely beside the point I was trying to make, namely that whether an author is worth reading is not a question that can be objectively answered. Some people find Tolkien worth reading, some not, and either perception is equally valid (or, equally, equally invalid). Andreas