Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 18 hours ago

    Wasn’t until junior high that we had to read some of the truly stupid stuff, and we didn’t have to read the garbage “classics” written by bad authors of the 1960s until we got to high school. (500 cusswords, no plot, no character development, and no interest other than by overpaid literature professors does NOT make a classic, thank you very much, despite the teachers wanting to revisit the 60s when such bilgewater was “popular” among that marginal sector of the population). In grade school they were a lot more careful on the books we kids read.

  2. WildeBill

    WildeBill said, about 18 hours ago

    I will never read Catcher in the Rye again.

  3. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, about 17 hours ago

    Never had that one assigned. Did have to struggle through Hardy’s “Return of the Native” and Malamud’s “The Assistant” however.

  4. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 17 hours ago

    The only required reading that I ever actually read was ‘The Outsiders’. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.

  5. capt mutt

    capt mutt GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    Loved literature as a kid, especially the older stuff. As a result I had already read most of the books on my reading list before they were on it.

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 16 hours ago

    In Junior High, in 1967, we had to read Ivanhoe, which I enjoyed very much……A little earlier we had to read Ethan Fromm….Could have skipped that one…The way it turned out, It made me mad, because it made me sad……..

  7. Phaze58

    Phaze58 said, about 16 hours ago

    In my Junior school we started with “THE HOBBIT

  8. wolfowned

    wolfowned said, about 15 hours ago

    The only junior high reading I remember is “Phoebe B. Beebee And Her New Canoe Canal.”

  9. MiHorn

    MiHorn GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    “Lord of the Flies” awful. I’m more the “Pride and Prejudice” type.

  10. whiteheron

    whiteheron said, about 12 hours ago

    I read Playboy for the articles.

  11. Happy, Happy, Happy!!! I Got The Van!

    Happy, Happy, Happy!!! I Got The Van! GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    Never had a summer reading list.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 12 hours ago


    I read the New York Review for the dirty pictures.

  13. Herrweh

    Herrweh said, about 11 hours ago

    My seventh grade English teacher, Gary Dullas, (I hope he sees this) said he was against reading lists because the only book everyone would agree should be on the list was ‘Little Women.’

  14. leons1701

    leons1701 said, about 11 hours ago

    I don’t recall ever having a summer reading list. Then again, if I had, my attitude would have looked a lot like Caulfield’s. I do recall finishing the library’s Summer Reading Club in the first week of summer, but that was just a number of books, not specific books. We had required reading during the school year, some of it was terrible, some of it was boring, some of it was darn amazing. Fortunately, the schools I went to avoided the infatuation with bad ‘60s literature (and also avoided Catcher in the Rye, which wasn’t 60’s at all), I had to learn to loathe that garbage on my own.

  15. DutchUncle

    DutchUncle said, about 11 hours ago


    >>>>> … we started with “THE HOBBIT”

    When I was in high school, the paperbacks had just come out, and the English teachers roundly derided all of Tolkein’s work as “derivative fantasy nonsense”. Sort of missing the entire point.

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