Monday, October 10, 2022


 I read a lot. A lot of it these days is online but I enjoy reading. I noted this tiny sentence at  the blog of Ann Althouse  today and thought it was both trivial and amusing. She writes,

"The old gatekeepers are not in charge, and a person with a product people want can break through. That's very cool, I think, even though I have zero interest in reading Hoover's books. The last novel I read was "Slaughterhouse-Five.""

I happen to think that's hilarious. The cruel rulers of the schools extant when we were young liked to inflict horrible things like Vonnegut and Bradbury on young readers in the hope of turning them into illiterate proletarians for life who would never willingly pick up another book to read for the rest of their short brutish lives.


SCOTTtheBADGER said...

I have always liked Bradbury's story The Fog Horn.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

But Vonnegut does nothing for me, with the exception of Harrison Bergeron.

Anne Bonney said...

Green Shadows, White Whale - Ray Bradbury
I recommend it