Wednesday, February 20, 2008

question: the potboiler

You are smart, culturally-attentive, literary-minded folk. What is your impression of the word "potboiler" to describe a book, play, or movie?

I had a certain assumption about what the word meant based on its use in criticism or as a descriptive term. But what I thought the word meant wasn't accurate according to definition.

STOP! DON'T LOOK IT UP IN THE DICTIONARY OR ON WIKIPEDIA! I don't care if you know what it means or don't know what it means, but if you've heard/read the word "potboiler," I'm curious about what you think. What does it mean? Do you like "potboilers"? Please take the poll to the left; if you have any thoughts, feel free to share in the comments.