Much to My Chagrin

…Oprah Winfrey, the queen of sappy, “you go girl” spirituality, has picked one of my favorite books for the ubiquitous Oprah’s Book Club. Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina has been chosen by the talk-show host as this summer’s selection for her club. The book promptly rose to number one on the bestsellers list.

I guess this is good overall. Oprah is at least going to read it:

Winfrey vowed to “finish every page” of Anna Karenina. “And I’ll be sending e-mails all summer long to keep you posted on how I’m doing and hopefully give you encouragement, because I believe we can do this.

“We can read the real literature of the world.”

Just remember folks, the book made TruePravda’s “Books that Haunt” list first.

1 thought on “Much to My Chagrin”

  1. Wow. Not to sound arrogant or elitist, but I thought such notable works as Anna Karenina were quite a few notches above the stuff that Oprah normally hypes in her book club.

    Honestly, though, I think that this is a good thing. AK is classic literature, versus the standard bestseller tripe that Ms. Winfrey tends to extol the virtues of — maybe there’s hope for the world after all. 🙂

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