Crap books and good books (was Re: Best Books of 2004)

Kyla Tornheim kyla at
Tue Jan 18 18:12:41 EST 2005

On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 jack at wrote:

> I'm nominating Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrell as the worst read for me
> in '04.
> I got four pages in without a single bleedin' thing of interest
> happening before I gave up!

Well, I'll agree that it's slow, and I haven't really been reading it
lately (having paused around page 441 to reread The Warrior's
Apprentice...and The Vor Game...and...), but I do think the whole thing is
worth it for the footnotes.

The difference between men and women is that, if given
the choice between saving the life of an infant or catching
a fly ball, a woman will automatically choose to save the
infant, without even considering if there's a man on base.
       --Dave Barry

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