Snark, for and against
January 4, 2009 1 Comment
Here’s an attack on the book.
And here’s a defense.
Both sides make interesting arguments, but for now I lean towards Denby. I think there’s something about the way writing works on the internet that encourages well-formulated, empty cynicism. It’s easy to write, fun to read. And yet .. there’s something liberating in that voice. Perhaps, as Adam Sternbergh’s says, snark is a way of calling bullshit on the powerful. Not the best way, but a way. Anyway, I’ll read the book.
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