Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I was thinking about...

Sometimes I wonder about the culture-pages here in Sweden. Read a review about William Blake...

So many words saying so little.

It makes me a bit sad, and of course a bit "notsobuddha-happy", you know, I sometimes blame the culture-snobs for being those who scare people away from reading. They sometimes gives the impression (maybe not intentionally, what do I know...) that reading is hard work and that feelings must be dissected in every aspect.

That has nothing do with reading to me, reading is easy, it's fun, it's the simple way to enter a world that is not mine. Reading is not competing with coming up with most metaphors.

You don't have to ask for someone else's opinion about what you read, if you like it, it is good. If not, it isn't, even if millions of critics says "this is the shit."

It's just that simple. Right?

2 comments:

Flippy Horpldonkerauge said...

well, most of those twits only blabber on to show how "smart" they are... making it seem that what they are talking about is so difficult to understand that only someone as "smart" as them can possibly fathom it... it's like pretending to be tall by pushing down everyone around you - something done by intellectually short people, eh?

Shirouz said...

That was very well damn well said! Indeed it seems like the one who comes up with the most words are the shit, then when it comes to actually write about the book is not so important. I don't know, but to me, the easiest way would have been to publish his poems, and let the reader decide for themself if they like it or not.