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posted 18 July 2007 05:59 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just read this book review. The book sounds hilarious!

A novel about a group of book snobs who kidnap a talk show host for promoting "trashy" books.

If you're the type of person who sticks your nose in the air as you walk past books with the Oprah's Book Club sticker on them and snorts at the person next to you in the coffee shop reading John Grisham, this book will challenge your intellect while tickling your funny bone. Redekop’s work could be read as a light satire or a savage condemnation of intellectual snobbery, but in either view the work explores the complexity of any group of people attempting to set the standards by which we understand and engage literature.

The next time you’re sitting on an airplane haughtily surveying the titles propped before your fellow travellers, remember that, soothing as it may be to the little snob that lives in most of us, intellectual snobbery is not a monkey you want on your shelf.

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