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Good literature Tue, Dec 06, 2011
I was criticized recently for reading things by J. K. Rowling and Dan Brown because they're not "good literature."  This criticism came from a literature major, who believed the plots created by authors like this are too simple and contrived.  I fully agree, which is exactly why I read books like this.  When I read, I'm not looking for a challenge.  I don't judge the story arc or character development.  I don't give a crap about that stuff.  I read for the same reason I do many things:  For entertainment.  Books with simple, contrived plot lines fill that need with surprising ease.  Screw good literature.  Give me entertainment. #entertainment

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