Reading

The dead alive and busy.
—Vaughan

Apr 012013
 

We laugh at novels in which the weather tracks the moods of the characters, yet our own moods mostly track the weather.

Mar 272013
 

Code is poetry, which says nothing about code, but poetry is also code, which says a lot about poetry.

Mar 132013
 

Reading an author’s work for his life is like digging up a garden for manure.

Jan 082013
 

It takes half a lifetime to learn to read slowly.

Dec 272012
 

In hell you are forced to reread continuously all the books you loved when you were twenty.

Dec 122012
 

The reliable narrator is a literary convention.

Nov 272012
 

Asking a native to recommend a translation is like asking a local to recommend a hotel.