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Monday, May 30, 2005

Mars And Venus Strike Again

A recent survey on the reading habits of both sexes brings us the news that men who read fiction tend to read fiction by men, while women read fiction by both women and men.

It goes on to state: "Consequently, fiction by women remains 'special interest', while fiction by men still sets the standard for quality, narrative and style."

Finally, "men were asked to name the 'most important' book by a woman written in the last two years. Brick Lane by Monica Ali and Carol Shields's Unless were frequently among the replies, but many men admitted defeat and confessed they had no idea. At least one who suggested Brick Lane admitted he had not read it."


1 Comments:

  • there are men who read fiction?

    as in, there are men who read?

    :)

    By Blogger uma, at 9:03 PM  

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