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Lunchbox/Soapbox: Toni Jordan: In Defence of Trash Fiction
Who decides that some books are more worthy than others? Why do 65% of people lie about reading the classics? Does a Booker Prize sticker guarantee better quality or just a good snooze? And who did buy those 80 million copies of the Da Vinci Code? Enough of dismissing romps as rubbish, this is a full-throated defence of the popular novel. After all, if nobody’s watching, will you have McDonalds or boiled lentils for dinner?