Post Road Magazine #13
Post Road #13

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
- Brock Clarke

What is it about the books you love that make you hate the people who donít? I was in a used bookstore the other day, buying A Muriel Spark Trio (which includes her three late 1950s novels The Comforters,The Ballad of Peckham Rye, and Memento Mori), and was told by the owner (a gentle, bearded, cardiganed man in the fashion of nearly all used bookstore owners) that he didnít remember the last time someone had bought a Muriel Spark book. I was immediately and totally filled with rage, and demanded the names, addresses, and phone numbers of every one of his cretinous customers who hadnít had the good fucking sense and taste to buy anything by Spark over the last twenty years. ...more

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