So I was walking through Waterstones today and I noticed that the existentialist/dystopian table top formerly known (perhaps as a subtle and knowing reference to the doublespeak of 1984) as Feel Good Fiction is now called Discover Stimulating Fiction. I count that as a small victory for customer power. And well done to Waterstones for actually responding to comments so positively.
My only criticism would be: shouldn't all fiction be stimulating? I mean - isn't that the point of fiction? What effect do they see the rest of their stock having?