The British Have No Taste
I always thought that the British had no taste.
Now I have proof.
A survey of readers has voted JK Rowling the “Greatest Living British Writer”.
JK Rowling has been voted the greatest living British writer in a survey published by The Book magazine.
The Harry Potter creator, whose stories of the young wizard have sold over 300 million copies worldwide, received nearly three times as many votes as Discworld author Terry Pratchett in second place.
They have confused popular with greatness. Because something is popular doesn’t make it great, or even worthy. In a moment of weakness several years ago I actually read the first of the Harry Potter series. I shouldn’t have bothered. Oh, I suppose it is a mildly entertaining read, but great it definitely is not. It would not be listed in my best 100 books written for children.
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