YAY OR NAY WEDNESDAY
A bit of a kerfuffle was caused last week when Amanda Ross, who runs the Richard & Judy Book Club, said "We don't like to label anything 'literary', in fact, I really hate that word. For our readers, if we said a book was literary, it might put them off." She went on to say, "To the public, literary means inaccessible, or full of classical references, or with long passages in French."I know just what she means - "literary" makes me think of school or university, of a difficult (and, dare I say it, boring) read. But having said that I read and enjoy a lot of so-called literary fiction. So this week's question: Is "literary" a dirty word? Yay or Nay and Why?