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Books That Make You Dumb

By Eduwonkette — January 26, 2008 1 min read

Facebook detective Virgil Griffith has cooked up a clever graph plotting students’ favorite books against their institutions’ average SAT scores. The result is a cheeky (non-causal) cultural portrait of American college students. Books at the top of the SAT food chain include Lolita, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Crime and Punishment, and Freakonomics. Books hugging the bottom include the The Color Purple, Flyy Girl, Fahrenheit 451, and books by Zane. Here’s what I want to know - will Lolita get an Amazon bump from crazed parent collegeseuirs?

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