Fuse #8

Friday, May 18, 2007

Times Top Books for Boys

Oh everyone's just ah-flutter over the Times Online listing of Top Books for Boys. "Boys" herein meaning anyone happening to sport a Y chromosome since the list is fairly useless at sorting the selections into any kind of category. As a result you end up with Calvin and Hobbes on the one hand and How to Avoid a Wombat's Bum on the other. I'm suspicious of some of the inclusions as well. Vampirates? A "top" book? Really? And who on earth would recommend the last volume of A Series of Unfortunate Events all by its lonesome? Some judicious editing could have done wonders with this one.

Thanks to Kids Lit for the link.

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At 10:18 AM , Anonymous Bound to Read said...

This is truly an odd list. How could they include an adaptation of Kidnapped (although the original version of Treasure Island is also included)???? Mind boggling.


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