Friday, April 13, 2012
My response to the patron who said The Hunger Games was "The Best Book They've Ever Read"...
"Are you kidding me!?!?"
I wouldn't have reacted that harshly if the patron was a tween or teen who has not read much, but this was a middle-aged patron. Unless you're Suzanne Collin's agent, we need to have a one-on-one Reader's Advisory session. There are tons of other books on the library's shelves that are better written and tell a better story.
Yeah, yeah, "to each their own," but it utterly depresses me to think that sometime in the distant future, because of the power of hype and the hive-mind, Twilight and The Hunger Games could potentially be considered the "greatest works of fiction" or "classics" of our time.