Monday, July 09, 2007

Sharing the enthusiasm

Do you ever find yourself being wrapped up in someone else’s enthusiasm? Sometimes it can derail you but it can also take you to different places and encourage you to read different authors. The latest example came from a friend who had just finished reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Not only did he enthuse about that book, which he argued was worthy of its Pulitzer Prize, but he referred back to others including all All the Pretty Horses and left me wishing Life and Fate was shorter and I could start off on some McCarthy. Having seen what some lit blogs have had to say about The Road, particularly Stephen Lang who encourages you to stick with it and read it through. Maybe that will be my next excursion after the current Grossman epic is concluded...

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