Re: RARA-AVIS: convention v. cliche/rara avis

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 08 May 2002


<<therefore, i'd say that something is only a cliche if its


On the contrary: the majority of the reading public *loves* clich鳮 Look at the best-seller list. The clich頩s effective, as is bad writing in general. Some time ago I became interested in the best-seller and even read some by the likes of Belva Plain and Nora Roberts. They are crawling with clich鳬 not just phrases but situations, characters, and so on. They are so predictable. The public loves them.

I don't think any of the authors discussed here has ever stooped so low. But then, on rara-avis we only discuss very good and better writers.



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