Monday, July 6, 2009

Very Short

You Can't Be Too Careful, a book by David Pryce-Jones, is a standard bathroom book of paragraphs about strange events, usually fatal. The gimmick is supposed to be that you never know what could happen: a viper may fall from the sky and bite you to death any second now. However, many of the strange deaths actually are quite predictable (the guard who died showing his friends how Russian roulette works), so it's really a collection of news items that Pryce-Jones found odd or humorous.

Anyway, not worth chasing, but useful for those short reading moments that come intermittently during the day...

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