Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A collection of Amazon reader comments on the classics

Via Boing Boing: Charlie Stross has sifted thru the mountains of reader comments on Amazon's listings of some classic literature, and has pulled out some truly funny/sad/scary examples of cluelessness.

According to these sudden experts, Romeo and Juliet is "sooo cliched", Robinson Crusoe is derivative, and The Grapes of Wrath has too much profanity.

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. When in doubt, I will generally default to laughing, though.

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