Famed grumpypants V.S. Naipaul, whose novel A Bend in the River makes us violently sleepy, thinks Jane Austen—and all women!—are sentimental ninnies.
As The Guardian reports, Naipaul gave an interview bashing the ladiez. Top four most enraging quotes:
V.S., we mean this in an unkind way: we'd rather watch our boyfriends play Call of Duty than read your boring novels.
Sparklers, think there's any truth to the idea that you can discern a writer's gender by reading one paragraph? Take The Guardian's quiz.
What do you think of Naipaul's remarks?
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