Not really mate. There’s a few of you that seem to forget that there are different genres and people fancy reading different books and writing styles from time to time.Richard Osman would weep tears of inadequacy if he read a book like "The Lies of Locke Lamora".
I’m a huge history buff, I’m a war buff, I love my physics books, I love the classics, I love my spy novels, my Grisham-esque courtroom classics. I love Fitzgerald, Twain and Tolstoy along with King, Hubbard and Hornby.
In much the same way that it’s possible to enjoy both The Shawshank Redemption and The Hangover, it’s possible to genuinely enjoy reading both Tolstoy and Osman. Sadly for someone that started this thread, your posts in it following my mini review of a book The Thursday Murder Club suggest you think such books and writers are beneath you and this thread is in danger of disappearing up its own arsehole which is a real shame as I love the idea of it.