Re: RARA-AVIS: Graphic Novels/Snobbery

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (
Date: 01 May 2008

That's about what I would have written had an extra 10-15 minutes. It probably reflects the opinion of a lot of use here.

Glad you found us, David. You're a good fit here.


---- "Rachels wrote:
> Just because Penzler says he doesn't read it doesn't necessarily mean
> that he looks down on it (though he may very well). Speaking for
> myself, 80% of the crime fiction I read was published before 1970, and I
> read graphic novels only occasionally. And it's not that I dislike
> graphic novels or books published after 1970-it's just that I have only
> so many hours in the day to read (and only so many days left in my
> lifetime), and I know, in general, all other things being equal, that I
> am more likely to enjoy a crime novel published in 1955 than 1985, and I
> am more likely to enjoy a conventional novel than a graphic novel. But
> this is largely a matter of personal taste.

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