Huffington Post invited me to submit a rebuttal to the article by Alan Elsner that I mentioned in passing late last week. Mr. Elsner took a stack of romances from the library, read them, and pronounced the entire genre as absolute crap.
My response is now up over at Huffington Post’s book section: Pride and Prejudice and Pedantry. An excerpt:
In response, I refer to that book he holds in such high regard, “Pride and Prejudice”, by Jane Austen:
“You have insulted me in every possible method. You can now have nothing farther to say.”
A shabby, patched-up survey of books with no curation involved, let alone curiosity, does not an expert make. I invoke Smart Bitch Law #1: Thou shalt not diss the reading material of another person merely to elevate one’s own. By doing so, thou art passing the buck, and verily thou art being a douchebag.
I wonder if the comments will be as intricately moderated for mine as for Mr. Elsner.