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The Colbert Report Book Review Debate

Amazingly, the plight of newspaper book reviews got the attention of The Colbert Report, and last night Salman Rushdie joined Stephen Colbert in a rather entertaining exchange (which got Rushdie to call Cormac McCarthy‘s THE ROAD “that book” in reference to its Oprah selection” and to admit that “no one bitches about literary criticism more than writers.”)

As for Colbert: “If it’s a good book, I had that guy on my show.”

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