I was talking about my antipathy to the Booker longlist with my father, who has been away this week, and so missed the drama when it happened, and was giving my reasons for not liking Rushdie (Don't understand him mainly) and he asked if I feel guilty about this. I replied in the affirmative.
Yes, he mused, it's as if you were Victorian, and said you didn't like Dickens.
I'm doomed. I'll go down in history as the one person on earth who didn't know a good thing when she saw it. Thanks Dad!