The polysyllabic spree
"Books are, let's face it, better than everything else," writes Nick Hornby in his "Stuff I've Been Reading" column in The Believer. "If we played cultural Fantasy Boxing League, and made books go 15 rounds in the ring against the best that any other art form had to offer, then books would win pretty much every time. Go on, try it. The Magic Flute v. Middlemarch? Middlemarch in six. The Last Supper v. Crime and Punishment? Fyodor on point And every now and again you'd get a shock, because that happens in sport, so Back to the Future III might land a lucky punch on Rabbit, Run; but I'm still backing literature 29 times out of 30." This book collects Hornby's popular columns in a single, artfully illustrated volume with selected passages from the novels, biographies, collections of poetry, and comics under discussion.
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Review: The Polysyllabic Spree (Stuff I've Been Reading #1)User Review - Rob Kirkham - Goodreads
I have a problem. I buy WAY more books than I could possibly read before I set out to buy more books. I have shelves full of books and I've probably only read about one-third of them. My problem is so ... Read full review
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Nick Hornby is one of my soulmates. It doesn't matter that he doesn't know me personally or know I exist. I reserve the right to fall in love with every reader and lover of books, just a little bit. I ...
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