Once Bronte, Now Dan Brown: Summer Reading

High schools appear to be steadily dumbing down summer reading assignments, if this Boston Globe report is any indication. One teacher:

..created a cheeky list with titles like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Our Dumb World by The Onion. The former is a spoof on the Jane Austen classic that has the Bennet daughters more concerned with self-defense than marriage, and the latter pokes fun at Americans and, well, everything.

Unfortunate, but not really any surprise, if you’ve paid any attention to college summer reading assignments lately.

Anthony Paletta

Anthony Paletta is a freelance writer.

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