gmalivuk wrote:No, because there is still essentially pulp, even if it's no longer printed on significantly cheaper paper. Shitty pop music is generally more like shitty romance novels, which everyone *knows* are shitty but which can be a fun waste of an afternoon nonetheless.theGoldenCalf; wrote:so if it is a book and it requires reading skills it is less likely to be acknowledged as the commercial low-grade crap it actually is.
As kvaks said, this may be true for some books - cheap romance, teen vampire, etc. - but being a book and having some false pretense at having something profound to say helps many a crap heap permeate the pulp sphere, at least among people who don't really know anything decent enough to put in comparison. This is the feeling I get about it, I don't know, maybe it actually works the same way in the music industry. Anyway these comparisons are starting to make my head spin.
And maybe this is where my mileage varies, but I never encountered anything other than "who farted?" faces when mentioning Coelho to people who have even the slightest interest in literature. Every last one of them considered it to be pulp.