The dead alive and busy.

Jun 042013

The worst hangover is the morning after you finish a bad book.

May 292013

There is little difference between collecting books and collecting porcelain elephants.

May 212013

We all know intimately many more fictional characters than real ones.

Apr 032013

In fiction murderers and thieves often elicit the reader’s sympathy and understanding; snobs and ingrates elicit only his contempt.

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.