aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

How much do you like To Kill a Mockingbird?

Enough to eat it? All 309 pages? Because that’s what National Endowment for the Arts literature director David Kipen might just be doing. He is the head of The Big Read, and has vowed to eat a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird if any one of the 128 residents of Kelleys Island, Ohio fails to read the book.

The Guardian says, “So far, according to local paper the Sandusky Register, 70 residents have pledged to read the book, but Kipen, an author and book critic, needs the remaining 58 to sign up, or he'll be facing a nasty case of indigestion. If everyone living on the island reads To Kill a Mockingbird, and signs an affidavit promising they've done so, Kipen has said he'll buy them all a pizza.”

Read more here.

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