Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 1727
- At 07:41 PM 11/21/2004 -0600, David Lenander wrote:
>I also find that much that I might want to label as "trash" actuallyWhen I do read it, that's what I get: trash with some interesting points.
>will yield some treasure if I read it carefully and sympathetically.
There's a huge gap between that and great work that has flaws. I used to
think it was sometimes worth the trouble to find those interesting points,
but I've long since given up.
I hope it's clear that I'm not using "trash" as a synonym for "light
reading" or anything like that. Light reading can be fun. I mean just
plain lousy books, most of which are very heavy reading indeed.