A lot of people must think that I have utter disdain for mainstream fiction, so I have decided to come clean and say it as it really is. I am really no one to judge someone else's work, but at the same time I have the right to admit whether I loved or hated a book. I have nothing against people who love mainstream fiction and I don't think that books that fall outside the mainstream are necessarily 'high brow'. The only issue I have with mainstream fiction is the forgettable quality that can be attributed to most of the books churned out. I can sit through something by Sidney Sheldon or Jackie Collins, but not with the same enthusiasm and patience with which I can absorb Dostoyevsky or Marquez. Oscar Wilde said,'People are neither good nor bad, just boring or tedious'. I suppose one can say the same about books. Every reader has the right to his or her own expectations. I will only say this to all my readers; all comments and entries on this blog are meant to be taken with buckets of salt (common, rock and all the other varieties of salt). Its not like I get paid to write this stuff!
ps: I'd like to thank my readers for commenting on my blog on such a regular basis. It makes the diva very pleased and 'pimps' up site statistics. However,the diva is always right.