Looking at this new tome 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die leaves me wondering: if I try to read all of them but fall short, does that mean I won’t die? And if I do read all of them, will I drop dead as soon as I read the last word of the last book?
Say, here’s an idea for a book title: 1001 Books You Would Rather Die Than Read. How about 1001 Books Whose Authors You’ll Want to Kill. Or 1001 Books You May Die Before You Finish?