Monday, January 23, 2012

Just for fun: Mark Twain's ideal readers

If you have 2 minutes to spare: This is a 2-minute snippet by Twain on his ideal readers, read by John Lithgow, with quick line drawings .


  1. I found the little snippet quite interesting. It makes a whole lot of sense to listen to the man who sleeps, because if he is truly bored it will show that the books are not well written (at least in his opinion), but if he stays awake then you know that your book is worth publishing. It would be interesting to see if this actually works or if it just worked for Twain.

  2. I hope it works for us all, Amy, but I don't know if most of us could get this many people to listen to us read all at once.