The Noble Prize in Literature Could Go To Who????

23 Sep

Sorry in advance but this my rant for the day. I recently came across an article discussing one group’s list of possible Nobel Prize in literature winners and their odds of winning. I was shocked to see that the popular erotica novel 50 Shades of Grey made it on the list… Personally, I have no problem if a person is a fan of this novel. However, I’m a little angry that it would even be considered for a Nobel Prize! I know the odds are only 500/1 but this is just ludicrous to me! The novel is not even well written! It’s basically pornographic in nature and does not positively impact humanity in any way! I don’t see what would put in on this list! Is popularity enough to constitute a Noble Prize these days? In my opinion, there are so many more worthy works of literature that could be on this list! What are your thoughts? Do you like this book? Should it be considered for the Nobel Prize?

http://bookriot.com/2012/09/18/handicapping-the-nobel-prize-in-lit-philip-roth-vs-e-l-james/

 

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4 Responses to “The Noble Prize in Literature Could Go To Who????”

  1. maliakmanor September 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    I’ve never read the book, but from what I’ve heard, especially from those of an older audience who are not excited/astonished by the sexuality of the novel, it is not necessarily that great a book; it’s more shocking.

    However, I enjoyed your rant 🙂

  2. jcjohnson3 September 23, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Even though the odds of it winning are incredibly low, I think its funny thats its even in the running. For what? Broadening acceptance of erotica? Lol, I enjoyed your rant

  3. runesandrhinestones September 24, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    I would never have thought this even anywhere near the standard you’d need to be a Nobel prize winner! I haven’t read it, but from what I’ve seen it’s appalling fan fiction of a series of books that I detested anyway! It’s poorly written and poorly researched – I think it’s there just because of the wide spread popularity it’s enjoyed.

  4. taylerworkman September 25, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Personally, I love the books. I’ve read all three of them and couldn’t put them down. However, I don’t think for one second that any of them (or the whole set) should even be considered for the Nobel prize. There are definitely much better pieces of literature that deserve this award.

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