GTA IV “ain’t the revolution,” says Pulitzer prize winner

By Patrick Garratt
1 July 2008 13:48 GMT

Speaking on the Wall Street Journal’s site, Pulitzer Prize fiction winner Junot Díaz has said that while GTA IV is art, in his opinion, it doesn’t live up to the reviews.

“I love GTA IV and I have no doubt that it is art, but an equal to The Sopranos or The Godfather? Narrative art of that caliber is distinguished by its ability to re-organize our preconceptions, to shift us into a world that’s always been there but that we’ve been afraid to acknowledge, and I’m not convinced that GTA IV pulls off that miracle,” said the writer.

“GTA IV is brilliant, but despite what virtually all the reviews claim, it ain’t the revolution.”

You could be burnt for heresy, Junot. You’re saying an entire generation of reviewers suffered from lemming syndrome and got it completely wrong. Unthinkable.

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