The MacLamity

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Thursday, April 06, 2006

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The male gender gets told off by the Guardian for not being able to name books that "get them through life."


Many men we approached really did not seem to associate reading fiction with life choices.

"Perhaps it's the gender of the interviewer," suggested Stephen Beresford, one of a number of informants from the world of theatre. "Perhaps certain men have a problem opening up to a female interviewer. I don't really see why, but maybe it's a macho thing."

Even before he read the article MacLamity was struggling to come up with what his answer would be when he saw the story's sub-hed. What kind of monster doesn't read books or the purposes of personal salvation?