Thursday, April 05, 2007

Nick Hornby: ‘Books and Stories Should be Enjoyable’

Author, Nick Hornby calls for people to be urged to read interesting books and hear stories that are enjoyable rather than a grind:

“In Britain, more than 12 million adults have a reading age of thirteen or under, and yet some clever dick journalist still insists on telling us that unless we’re reading something proper, then we might as well not bother at all. But what’s proper? Which books will make us more intelligent? Who has got the right stuff?

Source: Nick Hornby, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree, London: Viking, 2006, 6.

A review of The Complete Polysyllabic Spree can be found at my site, Reviewing Books and Movies.

Geoff Pound

Image: Nick Hornby.