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.

By |2016-09-06T16:40:16-05:00September 6th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Click bait from the Wild Detectives leads to literature

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Rachel Stone is the Oak Cliff editor. Email rstone@advocatemag.com or follow twitter.com/advocate_oc.