October 31, 2011
#971: Alternative Literature
[[Person 1 and 2 stand in front of Person 2’s bookcase. Person 1 flips through a number of them]]
Person 1: All your books are full of blank pages.
Person 2: Not true. That one has some ink on page 78.
[[Person 1 looks at page 78]]
Person 1: A smudge.
Person 2: So?
Person 1: There are no words. You’re not reading. There’s no story there.
Person 2: Maybe not for you. When I look at those books, I think about all kinds of stories.
Person 2: Reading is about more than what’s on the page. Holding a book prompts my mind to enrich itself. Frankly, I suspect the book isn’t even necessary.
Person 2: The whole industry is evil. Greedy publishers and rich authors try to convince us our brains need their words. But I refuse to be a sucker.
Person 1: Who sold you all these blank books?