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The Summer´s Most Unread Book Is…
Wall Street Journal, by Jordan Ellenberg

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/5/2014 5:09:41 AM

It´s beach time, and you´ve probably already scanned a hundred lists of summer reads. Sadly overlooked is that other crucial literary category: the summer non-read, the book that you pick up, all full of ambition, at the beginning of June and put away, the bookmark now and forever halfway through chapter 1, on Labor Day. The classic of this genre is Stephen Hawking´s "A Brief History of Time," widely called "the most unread book of all time." How can we find today´s greatest non-reads? Amazon´s "Popular Highlights" feature provides one quick and dirty measure. Every book´s Kindle page lists the five

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cat2, 7/5/2014 5:55:07 AM     (No. 9911600)

Most of those most-highlighted passages seem pretty banal. I don´t have a Kindle -- can you get a peek at those before buying the book? It would be a good way to spot a yawner, and the page analysis is another.

Don´t tell anyone I said so, but most non-fiction books could be compressed into a nice article without losing anything.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/5/2014 6:24:53 AM     (No. 9911612)

I read and enjoyed "The Goldfinch".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/5/2014 6:51:20 AM     (No. 9911630)

"The classic of this genre is Stephen Hawking´s ´A Brief History of Time,´ widely called ´the most unread book of all time.´"

Apparently I am the exception to that rule: I´ve read Hawking´s book two or three times and have frequently recommended it to others.

Of course, the whole point of the article is to poke fun at Piketty´s book...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/5/2014 8:06:39 AM     (No. 9911697)

This summer´s most unread book has to be Hard Choices by the Butcher of Benghazi.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/5/2014 8:40:53 AM     (No. 9911723)

I read and enjoyed Flash Boys...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Skeptical1, 7/5/2014 9:40:59 AM     (No. 9911768)

Clever application of Big Data.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/5/2014 10:26:01 AM     (No. 9911824)

Mine

The Finale Trilogy - City, Mesa, Canyon

Editing is just now finishing on a three volume political/religious apocalyptic thriller

More news, later

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