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Yes, I Love Big, Boring Books

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Yes, I Love Big, Boring Books

I'm a contrarian
by nature and by heart:
authoritarian
of the dumb and the smart.
So, you say that "Moby-Dick
goes dully on and on"?
And Dickens' *yawn* Pickwick
Papers a marathon
of tedium and woe?
For me such dullard cries
bestow a golden glow
of heavy levity
upon those boring books
of noted gravity.
Of Kindels, texts or Nooks --
I am drawn to pages
of "needless description"
like scholars to sages
and pain to prescription.

Updated 05-01-2011 at 08:53 PM by The Comedian

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  1. Veho's Avatar
    I like it.
  2. qimissung's Avatar
    a worthy rebuttal!
  3. motherhubbard's Avatar
    I think lit net needs a like button...or maybe a cowbell button.
  4. mtpspur's Avatar
    Was amused but Moby Dick really does go and on and on--lol
  5. Cunninglinguist's Avatar
    and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on
  6. TheFifthElement's Avatar
    I love it. And books are never 'boring', just not always appealing to that particular reader. I've never quite managed to get around to Moby Dick or any Dickens for that matter, but I'm sure I'll get to it one day. Perhaps when I'm old and really 'boring' myself (okay, that's probably now )
  7. Virgil's Avatar
    That's a cute poem. Oh Moby Dick is great. It's really poetry disguised as a novel.