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Rushdie Is Bored, Pynchon Goes Public

May 8, 2012 | by

  • The creator of publishing tumblr Real Talk has unmasked herself! It’s GOOD magazine executive editor Ann Friedman.
  • Salman Rushdie pronounces Middlemarch boring.
  • A great what-if: Bond by Hitchcock.
  • The seven best dinner parties in literature? We say Anna Karenina was robbed!
  • Brace yourselves for Pynchon in Public Day.


    1. Shelley | May 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Rushdie may be bored by Middlemarch, but that’s not Middlemarch’s fault.

    2. Sadie Stein | May 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

      That’s for sure – I’ve rarely found a novel more riveting. I count the “Middlemarch” seminar I took my Sophomore year as one of the highlights of my college career.

    3. Tom May | May 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Why would anyone want to discuss literature with Salman Rushdie? Then again, I’ve read only his Satanic Verses.

    4. ct | May 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      being a hater is vital to any tuned in writer, imo

    5. Selim Sinai | January 4, 2013 at 5:17 am

      Rushdie’s a sinking ship.

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