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Sunday, November 27, 2005

A Parable on the Futility of College Application Essays

A few years ago, I was discussing books with a friend of mine. We had both just finished different books that we had loved and were dying to tell each other about them.
Mine was a murder-mystery set within the Catholic church. What a coincidence, so was hers.
Hers involved all sorts of medieval symbolism intimately related to solving the case. So did mine.
Both books involved conspiracies to suppress knowledge dangerous to the church.
Both were bestsellers.

The inevitable swap was made. My book was Umberto Eco's ruminative The Name of the Rose. Hers was the Da Vinci Code.

Moral of the Story: Covers aside, you can't judge a book in 250-500 words.

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