In last weekend's Wall Street Journal, there was an intriguing article on the Opinion page by playwright, essayist and screenwriter David Mamet: Charles Dickens Makes Me Want to Throw Up. Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, et al.) says of Dickens's characters that they "...are cardboard cutouts...mechanicals." Dickens's prose is "...turgid and, less forgivable, tortured."
Anne Rice was quick to rebut Mamet on her Facebook page, and there was a lot of back and forth on Twitter. But what do YOU think? Is Mamet right? Comment below, please!