Newsflash: Man Caught Reading Book

Superb article from the Onion, via Bookninja.

Sitting in a quiet downtown diner, local hospital administrator Philip Meyer looks as normal and well-adjusted as can be. Yet, there’s more to this 27-year-old than first meets the eye: Meyer has recently finished reading a book. Yes, the whole thing. “It was great,” said the peculiar Indiana native, who, despite owning a television set and having an active social life, read every single page of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Trust the Onion to shine an ironic light on the state of things today…

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. Really? The whole thing? Did they investigate the man to MAKE SURE he read the whole thing?

  2. I don’t know. I suspect it might be a crazy rumour. You know how journalists tend to exaggerate… 😉