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,