On The Folly of Trend-Spotting

October 26th, 2005 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

Yet the results indicate that “reading” is a relative term. When asked about specific titles, only one in 25 people turn out to have read the novel chosen as the best in the Booker prize’s 25-year history, Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children – and half these had failed to finish it.

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  • Michelle // Oct 26, 2005 at 2:20 pm

    How interesting. Two of my friends have been trying for years to finish “Midnight’s Children.” One of them says it’s her favorite book of all time even though she’s never finished. I’ve read it all the way through, but I suspect it was because I had to read it for a class.