Of Vian, I read J'irai cracher sur vos tombes and have begun but not got far with L'Écume des jours. My first opinion of J'irai cracher sur vos tombes was that it was trash from the line of "Mandingo" novels of the USA. But later I thought it might have been an attempt to write such a novels seriously not exploitatively, except that though well told and written, it failed. I stopped shortly after beginning L'Écume des jours, and I need to let it mariante a bit before continuing it.
Mork, my French literature teacher - Skype friend from Strasbourg told me that Boris Vian wrote J'irai cracher sur vos tombes as a parody on the genre of the time. It is not supposed to be high literature.
I am also coming to the realization that there are some trash books that I really like as well as other bks. such as The Illiad that I have read 3 times, War and Peace (3xs), and Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War . (note : I do not read ancient Greek). Reading what you and Kanewa write gives me the intellectual freedom to just say No to some classics while saying yes to others. It is ok to say some of them are Really boring.
You and Kanewa are true polyglots and have far more range of appreciation than I have. With time I will hopefully expand my range of appreciation. If I do, it will be because of people like you folks taking the time to teach me along the way.
And for that I am obviously indebted to you and Kaniwa.