Thursday, December 28, 2006

A little self-esteem boost

1. From Ned Beauman's blog at The Guardian:

A study by Ohio State University has found that our enjoyment of detective stories depends on our self-esteem. Specifically, the less confident we are, the better we like it when the murderer is revealed to have been exactly whom we suspected all along, and vice versa. The researchers suggest that guessing correctly is a "little self-esteem boost", which to some of us is very precious.

Then he mentions—Keeler!

(Via Dizzyhead Brent.)

2. Can't wait to listen to this: Claire Messud interviewed on the Bat Segundo Show.


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