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When books were great - Hwaet!
No, give me a minute. I can get this.
mraltariel
mraltariel
When books were great
Never one to jump on a bandwagon, here's this completely original idea.

This graph quite clearly shows why books were brilliant from about 1920 to 1950, and why they are now all comparatively rubbish.


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katlinel From: katlinel Date: December 18th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Back into storyland giants have fled
And the nights are no more and the dragons are dead."

*sniff*
katlinel From: katlinel Date: December 18th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damn, that should be "knights", of course, and the edit button is AWOL.
mraltariel From: mraltariel Date: December 19th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
But both are good :-)
steepholm From: steepholm Date: December 18th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're right. Books were great then. And they're not now. Boo.
mraltariel From: mraltariel Date: December 19th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
:-) Heh.

I notice that the huge upsurge starts with the publication of "A Study in Scarlet" and peaks with the publication of the "Casebook" in 1927. I'm just saying.
gair From: gair Date: December 19th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
The graph for 'queer' tells an at-first-similar (MASSIVE SPIKE in 1900), but later
more optimistic story (graph starts to curve up again around 1985). Your mission is to RECLAIM ADVENTURE!
mraltariel From: mraltariel Date: December 19th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I CAN! I CAN!
From: vudehalf Date: April 14th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
This blog is bookmarked! I really love the stuff you have put here.

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