Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Golden Fleece


Remember those professors in college who made you buy their book even though it was entirely unrelated to the course? I'm not sure what's worse the fact that these books were unreadable, the fact that you had to spend "college money" to read them, or that it took time from reading real books or fishing.
In Hartford there's a flap over a book some have decried as explicit, I don't know I haven't read it. But what pisses me off is that the book in question is a self published effort by a Hartford magnet school principal Steve Perry. So here we have a principal assigning a book he wrote, but somehow couldn't get published, to his own students. Is it me or does this strike any of you as too cozy by half? I admit, I could be very, very wrong and this book could be the next Confederacy of Dunces, but I doubt it. I would love to read it just to see if my worst suspicions are confirmed.

1 comment:

Dexter said...

The former lead singer of Journey?