Pshk, get off your high horse. Treasure Island is a supurbly written book no matter what your age. Just because eight-year-olds can read it and it has no deeper meaning doesn't mean that we as adults should shun it. I never read it as a child and it's a cultural touchstone that I realized I should pick up, not to mention its simple pleasure as a "beach book" - should I choose to indulge in escapist reading then this is much preferrable to the latest Robin Cook novel. Not to mention the wonderful insight it gives me into the life of my progenity. I challenge you to stop by a bookstore, read the first chapter and then cast it off as overly childish.
Originally Posted by HornyPope
Oh, and I'm also reading the Bible (New Testament)... slowly. If a more important book ever came out, I'll go out drinking and picking up women at bars for a whole year.
“It is a strange paradox that today’s central banks are generally staffed by economists, who by and large profess a belief in a theory which says that their jobs are, at the best, unnecessary, and more likely wealth-destroying. Needless to say, this is not a point widely discussed among respectable economists. Nevertheless, it is an issue worth pondering.”
George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises