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More lit snobbishness...

"They don't appeal in the slightest I'm afraid, although I admit I don't know very much about them. I'm not a follower."

"That fantasy world isn't really my kind of thing."

- Melly Still and Mark Ravenhill who directed and adapted for the stage at the National Theatre Terry Pratchett's 'Nation', quoted in the Daily Telegraph and in Dave Langford's 'Ansible' newsletter.



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Mar. 2nd, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
I am trying to decide if the condescending admission of indifferent ignorance is more or less galling than the "I tried to read them, but just couldn't get into them." Got to admire the implication that people who do know and enjoy them are pathetic unoriginal followers, rather than independent-minded trend-setters like the speaker.
Mar. 2nd, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
What got me was that anyone in a supposedly creative job would do something like this without any appreciation of the source material. You expect that sort of attitude in a mundane job like, I dunno, selling buckets (i.e. that bucket salesmen often couldn't give a damn about buckets), but in the creative arts, I (perhaps naively) thought that people generally had a love for what they were doing.
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