Wow Steve, I agree with you 600% on Life of Pi and Zen… Those two books in particular are doubly irritating because of the sheer number of people who are taken aback when you voice your opinion that they suck. What is it about these books that strikes a chord in everyone but us? Zen was worse for me because of the higher level of pretension. What a pathetic piece of pseudo-philosophical putrescence.
Based on our haterade correlation, I’m putting “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” on my must-read list.
Link to New Yorker review of “Eats, Shoots, and Leaves?”