UncleLou wrote:Well I'll explain it to you. First of all, I used quotation marks as a method of expressing my disdain for really old books which are classics, but not necessarily that good. Just because they're really old and lots of people have read them doesn't necessarily translate into "YOU MUST READ THIS" and a lot of people confuse the word 'classics' with 'quality'. I was railing against this by my use of the quote marks.MrED209 wrote:This question doesn't compute on any level I am afraid. I don't like "dusty" "classics", either. But I love classics.
Is the content ever any good though? I don't like old dusty 'classics' much.
Secondly, I used the word 'dusty' to further express my disdain for the likes of Tess of The D'Urbervilles, endless Charles Dickens guff, etc etc. Old and boring and no thanks.
Of course, your mileage may vary. If you like the classics, great! I don't, really.