Literary Squabble Lands Guy in Hospital
Yep, alcohol was involved
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2012 11:44 AM CDT
What can we say, some people are really passionate about their favorite books.   (©twechy)

(Newser) – An Ann Arbor man ended up in the hospital over the weekend after a heated argument about … books. The 34-year-old was at a party discussing books and authors on the porch with a group of people around 9pm on Saturday, reports. Another guest joined the conversation and started speaking to the man "condescendingly." An argument ensued, and the man got hit in the side of the head. His glasses flew off and his left ear was cut, a police officer says.

Sadly, no official word on what sort of literary discussion inspired such a passionate response, although one commenter (and alleged witness) claims it was a debate over JRR Tolkien vs. CS Lewis. Not surprisingly, both men had been consuming alcohol for a few hours beforehand.