Friday, April 24, 2009

some amusement about literature

I have mysteriously disappeared from my blog for the past 2 1/2 weeks! I plan on remedying that in the coming days.

But, first, passed on by way of one of the blogs I follow, from literary agent Rachelle Gardner, here is something that made me laugh out loud in the office this afternoon:

Selected Amazon.com reader-reviews of some classics of English literature:

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
“I bought these books to have something nice to read to my grandkids. I had to stop, however, because the books are nothing more than advertisements for “Turkish Delight,” a candy popular in the U.K. The whole point of buying books for my grandkids was to give them a break from advertising, and here (throughout) are ads for this “Turkish Delight”! How much money is this Mr. Lewis getting from the Cadbury’s chocolate company anyway? This man must be laughing to the bank.”

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
“While the story did have a great moral to go along with it, it was about dirt! Dirt and migrating. Dirt and migrating and more dirt.”

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
“The only good thing to say about this 'literary' drivel is that the person responsible, Virginia Woolf, has been dead for quite some time now. Let us pray to God she stays that way.”

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