Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The "Average" Reader, and What Should Be Done to Them

From: Ivan Van Laningham (
Date: 15 Nov 2007

Hi All-- wrote:
> MEH wrote:
> "But sad to say, from what I've seen on a variety of boards and email
> lists dedicated to Edgar RIce Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, H. P.
> Lovecraft, and Sword and Sorcery fiction, there are very vocal people
> out there who accept anything in the genre or any pastiche and believe
> its all good."
> But that's a difference of taste, not level of engagement. I was just
> pointing out that being entertained is not necessarily, is not usually,
> a passive pursuit.

Exactly. One small correction, however; you wrote, "Virginia Radway's studies of readers of romance novels," but it was _Janice_ Radway.

Metta, Ivan

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