RE: RARA-AVIS: Gil Brewer

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 19 Aug 2002

<<This is kind of off-topic, but are there any diseases you

can pick up from reading bad books?>>

Not from bad fiction and certainly not from bad Thompson or bad Hemingway. On the other hand, certain books for the help and self-help industries can severely damage your brain. An overdose of pompous, empty verbiage that communicates trivialities is a known cause of abstractitis and other incurable diseases.



"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." Mark Twain

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