Behind the Book: A Suggestion For Another Soapbox (M.J. Rose; HuffPo)

I think everyone is fighting about the wrong damn thing.

I want to say something about the argument itself.

We’re living in an era when every other week another book reviewer gets cut from a newspaper’s roster. (The most recent was yesterday’s announcement that The Village Voice cut its reviewer loose.)

There is a bigger issue here than chick lit versus not chick lit.

The issue is a book culture versus not a book culture. And guess which one we are living in.