Sunday, May 25, 2008

Is Rowling not taken as seriously as Pullman because she's a she and he's a he?

This article in The Guardian is an interesting read. Are women fantasy writers not taken as seriously as the men?

It's something to think about, but personally, I don't like Phillip Pullman's stuff (just a matter of taste, and I have a few problems with his world building, and his writing - but I know lots of people really like his stuff). I do really like J.K. Rowling's stuff. There are some who nit pick at the quality of the writing too, but that's a whole other discussion, and if you're interested you can follow it here and here.

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