Thursday, September 10, 2009
The three most popular books in Guantanamo Bay
From this Blog:
...There are now 13,500 books in the library at Guantanamo Bay, serving the remaining 229 prisoners.
And when the London based, pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat sent a reporter out there recently, he asked the librarian, in what must have been a fairly surreal encounter, which books were requested most frequently.
So we now know the most popular read material among the Guantanamo prisoners. The three most requested book, followed up by a string of Muslim religious volumes, are apparently:
1) The Harry Potter novels
2) Cervantes’ Don Quixote
3) Barack Obama’s Dreams from my Father
Don Quixote?? Really??
Here are some of the other top requested books at Guantanamo's library.
Escaping Prison for Dummies
(you would think would be the most requested)
Cuba on $5.00 a day
Martha Stwart's Essential Guide to Caring For Everthing in Your Jail Cell.
The Time Travveller's Property
Flat Abs Fast: Waterboard your Way to A Slimmer, Sexier Physique.
The Better Beard Book:
#1 Requested Magazine;
Sport Illustrated's Burka Issue.
(You can almost see some ankles in that issue!)