I will admit that I am not a fan of Oprah. I think her show is all too often emotionalism or psychobable dressed up as serious discussion. But I have to admit I am having a hard time seeing a downside to ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy as the Summer Selection of Oprah’s Book Club.
I will admit that I haven’t read the book myself but a friend sites it as her favorite book so perhaps Oprah will goad me into reading it. I missed the whole Franzen/Oprah deal so what does the literary blogosphere think of the Oprah book club? How many people will read Tolstoy who would normally not go near his work thanks to Oprah? I would be interested to hear what others think.
Hat tip: Moorish Girl