Do You Try to Warn Readers Away From Books You Dislike?
The next NY Times cultural criticism prompt that I’m writing a response to is “What Work of Art or Culture Would You Warn Others to Avoid?”. I may yet try to write a post that better answers that question, but I first wanted to chat about how hard I find it to come up with an answer. I very rarely think of myself as warning people away from a book, even one that I didn’t like. People’s tastes are so different, I can often easily imagine a reader liking a book for the same reasons I hated it. Read more »