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The Books I Read Last Year: The Bad (Part 2)

“Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, then the most sympathetically portrayed character in his book will be an alcoholic. This sort of thing is very boring for outsiders.” – Stephen Vizinczey

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Over/Under-rated Books: The Alchemist

This week, in your guide to popular reading (as defined by the New York Times’ and Amazon’s Bestsellers lists), we review an extraordinarily well-known, resilient work, which has maintained astronomical book sales for over 20 years. Naturally, we don’t like it very much.