Monday, July 14, 2008

Smart People Prefer 1984 To Anything B.C., J.C.

Via Publisher's Weekly:
Disinformation Readers Pick Favorites
By Lynn Andriani -- Publishers Weekly, 7/14/2008 1:03:00 PM
Favorite book lists vary widely, as Sara Nelson points out in this week’s PW. Her editorial comments on two recent polls: one recent by Harris that queried just over 2,500 Americans about their favorite books and found the top two were the Bible and Gone with the Wind; and another by that found the top two were Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Ralph Bernardo, managing editor at Disinformation, explained the results...Bernardo said Disinformation’s readership is diverse geographically, economically and racially; however, the group tends to more highly educated than the general population. Disinformation’s and Harris’s polls did share some favorites: both included Lord of the Rings, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Catcher in the Rye.

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