I tried to read a Grisham book once.
i think that should be the title of your first book ;)
thanks for your comments, fp. i do find it interesting when people are, as you say, hasty to judge anything mainstream. while i do believe that commercial success and popularity skews the public taste, all in all, i don't think people are that automated to listen to things they really don't like. but that also doesn't mean there aren't other things that are great out there too.
enjoy your day...