A story this morning in the Guardian UK discusses how “ebook sales are being driven by downmarket genre fiction,” and once again brings up the beloved concept that e-readers are embarrassed by their choice of reading material and so are embracing the ebook format because their covers are hidden.
The journalist goes on to say that:
“Reading has always been a competitive sport. Why else would anyone have read Ulysses?”
While we leave you to decide just how snotty and dismissive that is—especially for readers who actually read and liked Ulysses—we want to ask you:
What’s the most high-concept, intellectual, difficult book you’ve ever made it to the end of? What is the book that would win you the gold medal in reading?