Give a kid a book, and you change the world. In a way, even the universe. —
In the third episode of his Cosmos series, Neil deGrasse Tyson echoes Carl Sagan even down to the timeless sentiment about books.
For good measure, complement with Maurice Sendak’s little-known and lovely posters on the joy of reading.
OUT TODAY: Sh*t Rough Drafts: Pop Culture’s Favorite Books, Movies, and TV Shows as They Might Have Been by Paul Laudiero
Sh*t Rough Drafts collects imagined misguided early drafts of classic books, screenplays, and contemporary literature, creating visions of alternate works that would exist had the authors not come to their senses.
MacBeth, Moby Dick, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility, The Lord of the Rings, and many more are each presented as if they were the actual typed or handwritten pages by the authors themselves, revealing the funny and frightful works they might have been with a little less capable judgment.
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Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them. — Samuel Butler (via duttonbooks)
Note the detail of who is behind the accident. From Monographien Zur Deutschen Kulturgeschichte by Georg Steinhausen, 1899.