The Pessimist Blogs

A. This novel is vile!

B. No, it’s a masterpiece!

A. Admit it.

B. Fine. It’s a vile… masterpiece.

A. Yes, I freely concede such a thing is possible. Yet why would you want to read that? Regular masterpieces aren’t enough? Are no longer possible? Perhaps you’re just impatient.

B. And perhaps you need to consider that War and Peace could not truly be great, in any sense, until Pierre put a sausage up his butt.

A. In that case, I await the return of the un-great masterpiece.