April 06, 2006

This Too Too Solid Flesh

Speaking of defaced books, DJ Cayenne over at Baby Got Books posts a terrific punkified high school Hamlet cover:


Scroll down the post for a distressing anecdote about a Barnes & Noble clerk who tries to discourage a customer from buying Markus Zusak's The Book Thief because "that book is for teenagers." Well, I found it distressing.

Posted by Dr. Frank at April 6, 2006 05:01 PM | TrackBack

aw heck, who cares what they think. that's like the people who try to "discourage" me from using a mac.

sometimes I find it more distressing what they try to get me to read. you know... "they."

Posted by: jodi at April 7, 2006 02:47 AM

I think I'm sure, and pretty damned sure I think that's what Shakespeare had in mind when he wrote Hamlet. I also think he probably liked confetti. ...and preferred laserdisc to DVD.

Posted by: Corey at April 7, 2006 11:48 PM