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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Ethelred The Unred

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Let's celebrate the spirit of these anti-intellectual times. Let us make lists.
Ten authors I have never read and likely never will:

  1. Karl Marx
  2. Ayn Rand
  3. Friedrich "Selma" Hayek
  4. Leo Tolstoy
  5. Ernest Hemingway
  6. Margaret Atwood
  7. Don Delilo
  8. Carl Jung
  9. John Updike
  10. James Joyce


If you'd like to play along, then we could do worse than adapt the rules of the Bookshelf Quiz, from a couple of weeks ago:

Copy the list from the last person in the chain, delete the names of the authors you have read and replace them with names of authors you have not, and likely never will. Bold the replacements.

Here in the Xenoverse we take a rather loose view of "authors we have never read" to include authors whose books we may have purchased, or borrowed, and which we have tried to read but found we could not - either because we were too thick, or because the books were too awful. These authors we distinguish with italics.

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