Yeah, I read a bunch of 'em. You know what? My list of which of these fiction "great works" I've read hasn't changed at all in twenty years. Maybe I should read more fiction. Maybe I should have more respect for NPR's Top 100 list.
Maybe I should have more respect for NPR.
I'm sorry, I'm not interested. I don't agree with a lot of their list, I'm not particularly interested in getting into why with them, and don't particularly want to have the "fiction vs. non-fiction" debate with them. Or the "What is it that makes a person truly educated" debate with them.
(Funny, Acquinas isn't on their list anywhere. Probably too hard for them.)
So somewhere, there's an NPR drone supported by my tax dollars who gets to choose what it is to be a member of the Intellectual Class. Oooooh kaaaay.
Ya know, I remember those early 2000's PBS commercials: "If PBS doesn't do it, who will?" Yeah, that's my worry.
Die screaming in a fire, PBS.