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 Anonymous 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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