Saturday, April 30, 2005

"America's Finest News Source" on the well-read man

Via Rake's Progress: Our favorite news source (after The Daily Show, of course), The Onion, has a feature on a truly literate man, who reads only the classics. Of course, only the first hundred pages or so:

"Listen, I'm no book snob," said Seward, settled into his favorite reading chair and running his hand over a nearly half-well-thumbed copy of Pride and Prejudice. "It's just that I love cracking the binding on a truly good book and reading until I drift off. I'd say it's something I do two or three times a week."
This did remind me of Ian McEwan's assertion to that he reads only about twenty pages (or so) of the contemporary novels that reach his doorstep by the hundreds...

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