The Internet proved predictably opinionated upon learning that Bob Dylan had been chosen as the 2016 laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature. While some involved in the literary world praised the pick for being inclusive of the oral tradition in literature, others felt that to award the prize to a musician who has only a cursory career as an author of books was a slight to the American literary community, and that the much-deserved attention paid to a Nobel laureate could have been better served elsewhere. Others still expressed their concern for Philip Roth.

Here are some of the reactions from the Twittersphere:

What a good choice! What a weird choice. What a frustrating choice. Poor Philip Roth.