These new-fangled ‘books’ are enslaving our brains
Source: The Telegraph
Author: Oliver Pritchett
Excerpt: I have been interested in the recent correspondence about the menace of people reading books while walking along the street, becoming so engrossed that they bump into each other – or into us innocent passers-by. In my experience, it is the fiction addicts who are the worst.
The other day, I was walking to work, checking my text messages in the usual way, when some idiot, deep in Barchester Towers, barged into me, nearly knocking my phone from my hand. (Occasionally, the collision of a couple of booknerds can be quite funny – like the pile-up I witnessed when Bridget Jones crashed head-on with Oliver Twist.)