In his novel Changing Places, David Lodge describes a literary parlor game
called "Humiliations" in which participants confess, one by one, titles of
books they've never read. The genius of the game is that each player gains a
point for each fellow player who's read the book-in other words, the more
accomplished the reader, the lower his or her score. Lodge's winner is an
American professor who, in a rousing display of one-downmanship, finally
announces that he's never read Hamlet.
The page has some critics playing by confessing what they haven't read.
There is also something about how to play a game of one-upmanship while
Rick (Moby Dick) Parker