OT: [CONLANG] OT: Good Books?
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 4, 2004, 23:13|
> 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 afact
> that Tolkien is not worth reading.
> Well, you know how the rest of this mail was going to go, so I thought I'd
> spare myself the trouble of actually writing it.
Let us hope David will recant.
This is one of the main two shibboleths that guide me in life. One
is that while not every wise person writes well, nobody that is
not wise writes well. The other is that while not everyone who
appreciates Tolkien is wise [to say the least!], nobody that
does not appreciate Tolkien is wise. (Note that I say *appreciate*,
rather than 'enjoy', let alone 'adore'.) Anybody (such as Germaine
sodding Greer) that disses Tolkien without having read him is
utterly beyond the pale.