Click bait from the Wild Detectives leads to literature

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“This Italian politician makes Trump look like a saint,” is among the click-bait headlines an Oak Cliff bookshop is using to celebrate National Read a Book Day, which is Sept. 6.

The link takes users to a page containing Niccolò Machiavelli’s “The Prince” in its entirety.

“When it’s OK to slut-shame single mothers” leads to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.”

The Wild Detectives offers these cheeky headlines as a way to trick us into reading something meaningful. Try it on your friends and see how it goes, or celebrate by reading one of the free books.

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