Reading is Deadly

January 28th, 2008 at 7:28 am

I hate to be so vain and self-centered and to maintain such delusions of grandeur, but when this many world leaders die based on the books I’m reading…

Just a few short days ago I finished Jon Krakauer’s magnificently terrifying account of Mormonism, Under the Banner of Heaven, and BOOM, Gordon Hinckley drops dead.

And just today I started Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine which begins with an account of Suharto’s questionably corrupt economic maneuvering to control Indonesia. And now BOOM, Suharto drops dead.

I’ll try to resist reading any books tomorrow.

Or at least anything on the subject of anyone I like.

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One Response to “Reading is Deadly”

  1. Can you read this one next?

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