Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Perils of Fantasy Literature

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
― John Rogers

3 comments:

David said...

I love that line, but I think it's Paul Krugman's.

John said...

Wikipedia points you to this source:

http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2009/03/ephemera-2009-7.html

David said...

Whoa, I think they changed that Wikipedia article since I checked it last week. Anyway, I could swear that a week ago it said Krugman. Either way, your attribution seems indeed to be the correct one.

Funny that we seem to have both checked the Wikipedia article on Atlas Shrugged in the last few days.