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Apr. 19th, 2011 (UTC)

I've never in my life been made angry enough by any television/book/film review to feel the need to reply until the Times article. I wish literary snobbery was dead but unfortunately its alive and well, I wonder how many books the Times writer reads a year, I'd be willing to bet its not that many. Shakespeare included fantasy in his plays is she going to tell me he was a fanboy more interested in swords and boobs than his characters (mind you I doubt she's ever read him - too much olde worlde language). The biggest selling book in history (excepting the bible) was a fantasy novel, whose author had to deal with similar closed-minded snobbery his response "Some who have read the book, or at ant rate reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing they evidently prefer", you can't beat an Oxford don for put-downs.

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