"I've looked at several on the newsstand and, frankly, there was very little I found interesting. Too much of their content is written by academics, and it's like reading a textbook. And much of the other subject matter didn't appeal to me."
What happened to your 1st reaction-- "great content" ??
Joined: 21 Aug 2007 Posts: 552 Location: Central Kentucky
Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:51 pm Post subject:
The content is great, Ginger, for those who care about that sort of thing. It's just not my cup of tea, especially at that price tag.
There's a difference between what one personally likes vs what is objectively good or bad copy. It's like watching Antiques Road Show. There are things that I recognize as being beautiful. But I wouldn't have them in my house cuz they're not my style.
Or, perhaps a better example. As some here know, I've been working on a book to be called "The Gumshoe Gourmet," about the importance of food and cooking in detective novels. There are actually some pretty interesting insights to be gained. Would I recommend to a foodie that he or she read Robert Parker's novels just for the food commentary? Absolutely not. Even though the food stuff would be interesting, the rest would not unless they were into that type of story. So, even though the food writing can be great doesn't mean that folks want to wade through all the other stuff to read it.
So it is with Gastronomica. Although the content is great, it's not personally interesting enough to me to pay that price. [/i]
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