my favorite sentence ever in a non-fiction book

September 30, 2011

From Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music, by Rob Young:

“For the mystic-minded Halflings of Middle-earth Britain, the leaves of Michell’s book [The View over Atlantis]  were wrapped around a stimulating portion of lembas for the brain.”  (p. 492)

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3 Responses to “my favorite sentence ever in a non-fiction book”


  1. Say what? It seems like I would have to read both books to understand what the author is conveying!

  2. carriev Says:

    He’s talking about a new age book (The View over Atlantis) that inspired a certain segment of the hippie population in early 1970’s Britain.

    Part of why I love the sentence is that it’s so convoluted and nerdy.


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