Originally Posted by Russell Brooks
I see enough reality in the news. I love reading something creative.
me too. I love language sculptors like poets. Hate cheap elven-laden fantasy in distant worlds that feel just like ours, except a bit more gay.
To me, that's the difference between high literature classics and in-your-face-best-sellers: the high skilled mastery of language. I'm not talking about abusing baroque constructs or being too dense, just about giving the language the proper art treatment.
In the hands of a skilled story teller, any trivial story is great.