Saturday, January 26, 2008

"Lolita" is the smartest book.


  1. Very strange. Glad to see Garcia Marquez up there, though.

  2. Down right weird's how I'd call it. ;)

  3. Tony S.2:57 PM

    What book do I cringe from reading even though it has gotten good reviews? Any modern book of over 600 pages. I'll happily read the tried-and-true monster books such as Middlemarch, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and Don Quixote. But a book has to have withstood the test of time for me to devote that much effort to it. That is why I haven't read any Vollmann or Wallace. I'll wait until they write a short book. Usually I'll start with an author's short book to judge if I should read their longer works.


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