KB, Jenni, Wock, KH, rhacer, Katherine, antony, Amber, Margaret, jaysen et al. What is your primary reason for reading,
My apologies for appearing to abandon you in t`other thread.
A happy New Year by the way!!
McEwan came to fame as an acclaimed short story writer, if memory serves. I think his early works are the ones Keith is referring to. I haven
t read any of his work so I cant comment on his prowess as an author.
But! At the end of the day,
taste, is an extremely personal thing, forged and tempered on the anvil of our personal experiences, is it not, and then honed by our individual intellectual, analytical and reasoning capabilities.
Appreciation of genre, is like the appreciation of beauty. It resides in the mind of the reader, or the eye of the beholder.
The reason I didn
t return straight away to the other thread, was because, Im really intrigued by the apparent vehemence, inherent in your responses. If that vehemence isn
t a figment of my imagination, and is real, then by definition tis personal. If that
s the case, Im not sure I should be probing, at least not in open forum, without your prior consent.