What books do people proselytize about?
June 2, 2009 8:05 AM Subscribe
What are some books that people are particularly likely to be assholes about?
posted by I Foody to media & arts (140 answers total) 69 users marked this as a favorite
There are some books like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Fountainhead that people tend to be assholes about. Treating the books like arguments for a particular policy, philosophy, or way of being. The Alchemist is another one, even books by Daniel Quinn could qualify. It isn't so much about the quality of the books as it is about the way people interface with the books. Oh, and just to be clear I'd like to confine things to books that are marketed as fiction. No holy texts or self help books please.