Sunday, February 6, 2011

Soon to be relevant quote

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.
Kung Fu Monkey via Prof. Krugman.

EDIT (by Joseph): The original source is Raj Patel's "The value of nothing"


  1. It would be funny were it not so true!

  2. The quoted passage is the first paragraph of Chapter 10 of Raj Patel's The Value of Nothing, and ought to be attributed.

  3. Hmmmm... I just checked the source web page and it is used without attribution there. I was able to look the book up on Amazon and you are correct -- that is the proper source of the quote.

    I will put an edit in to state this.