San Francisco resident K. Larson announced yesterday that she has begun reading The Sherlock Holmes Treasury. “This book has six hundred and eight pages,” Larson told reporters. “My boyfriend’s book only has four hundred and five, and that’s including the index.”
The woman’s boyfriend is reputedly reading Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, a dense, fact-filled book touching on an important subject.
Larson’s book is about a fictional nineteenth-century detective and includes illustrations on every other page.
When contacted for comment, Larson’s boyfriend claimed that he “hadn’t really thought about [the relative sizes of the books]” and doesn’t feel threatened. “I just want to find out what Dawkins has to say on this subject,” he explained. “I don’t think we’re in a competition.”
Earlier today, Larson also began reading The Erotic Works of D.H. Lawrence, a five hundred and sixty-seven page compilation which includes prints of Lawrence’s paintings. She also keeps a bookmark in Gravity’s Rainbow, a super hard book with no pictures that she is totally going to pick up again one of these days.