Reading – Page 13 – Everything


The dead alive and busy.

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.

Nov 062012

Fiction is like sugar — healthful when scarce, toxic in the great gobs in which we actually ingest it.

Oct 262012

The self-justifying utterances of murderers, thieves, cowards, blowhards, and madmen all enter the quote books under Shakespeare.

Oct 112012

When reading fiction, ask which of the villains you resemble.