Friday, September 19, 2008

The End of an Era

In perhaps one of the great unrecognized achievements in the history of literary and cultural criticism, Fred Clark over at Slacktivist today completed his scene by scene close reading of Left Behind, explaining why it gets his vote for the worst book of all time.

Unfolding over the course of five years "Left Behind Fridays" (the day of the week Fred normally posts his analysis) were and are a tour de force of formal analysis, critical thinking, and good humor.

Fridays will continue with discussions of the film adaptation and its sequels, but the completion of the de(con)struction of the first book is a significant milestone.

Bravo, Slacktivist. Bravo.

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