Colbert, Franzen Troll Amazon (video)

stephen-colbert-jonathan-franzen-amazon-storyJonathan Franzen was a guest on The Late Show earlier this week when he took the opportunity to tell a scary bedtime story to host Stephen Colbert.

I won’t give away the ending, but the story features Little Red Riding Hood and a Big Bad Wolf who has has big ears “to hear your opinions on the products I sell,” big eyes “the better to see your consumer preferences and target you with advertising,” big hands “the better to give you free overnight shipping,” and big teeth “to gobble up every retailer in the world.”

And as with any fairy tale, a hero swoops in and saves the day. I’m not going to spoil the ending for you, but I will say that the DoJ is also involved at some point.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Timothy Wilhoit1 November, 2015

    …taken from the tome, “Approved Fairy Tales of the Cartel.” That’s a odd looking sticker on that sealed box that Colbert rips open to produce Franzen’s new book. Gosh, I wonder what it says? 😉


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