Posts Tagged ‘Heart of Darkness’

Everyone, even English majors like myself, dreads getting assigned reading.  Mostly because assigned reading involves books that are written in some kind of old timey English which requires at least two minutes of analysis per sentence in order to figure out what the fuck the author is actually talking about.

As if that’s not enough, those books were written in a time when things like farming, sitting around idly by a fire, and living past forty-five were considered entertaining.  So naturally, going through fifty pages of that a night is pretty close to torture.  This leads me to believe that most English teachers are sadists, but then again, teachers in general are pretty sadistic.  So maybe I should say that English teachers have their own particular brand of sadism.  That being said, I thought I’d make a list of books you might encounter in a class that will not incite suicidal thoughts:

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