Wednesday, August 17, 2011
You're Reading What?
....a novel? How embarrassing. Don't tell anyone. Scandalous, I tell you.
....popular fiction? Really. That's rather lowbrow don't you think?
.....romance? Bodice rippers? Ha! What a bunch of crap!
.....an erotic story? Oh my God! That's pornographic. Certainly not "real" fiction.
....BDSM/menage/slash stories? That's unnatural. Perverse. No worthwhile publisher would consider that.
....an e-book? How cheesy. Those aren't real books.
....something published by a small, independent publisher? If it's not out of New York, it doesn't count.
....a self-published book? Any loser can do that. It has no value.
Pondering the prevalence of pompous comments on the internet and over the course of history,