As the Earl asks, “Who’s the bigger fool?” The reporter who refuses to invent a meaning for life? Or the reader who wants it? And stands ready to accept this meaning presented in the words of a stranger? His voice from behind the paper, the Earl of Slander says, “A journalist has a right . . . . . . and a duty, to destroy those golden calves he helps create.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted

Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted