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On the Pleasures of Reading

January 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

This ad, taken from the back matter in a 1920 edition of The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, proclaims that reading is “the greatest pleasure in life.” The reason, we are told, is because reading lets us escape our awful lives without having to get any exercise. Sounds good.


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Norman Conquest // Jan 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Sounds like an ad for Black Scat Books.

  • 2 Doug // Jan 31, 2015 at 12:37 am

    More anticipatory plagiarism.

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