Thursday, April 29, 2010

About books

Over the years I've found that I remember things more clearly if I write about them. The principle applies to books. If you've been following this blog for years, you may have noticed that I've written a number of entries about books I've read. They're not exactly reviews because they're too personal—incoherent, even—and do not follow a particular structure. I write what I think, and I write them chiefly for myself.

I hope, though, that while these reviews are not as good as those in the New York Times (whose writers have a deeper grasp of literature, something I wish I had), they would help friends who visit this site choose which ones to pick, if the urge to do something bibliophilic comes up.

There is, after all, a kind of humble joy in hearing friends they love the book I said I liked.

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