For as long as I can remember, I was a monogamous reader. I'd start a book and read it straight through no matter how much time that took. Now I'm a book slut.
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Reading The Woman in White is not unlike being in a cage surrounded by sharks, if you could somehow eat crème brulee at the same time. It is exquisitely uncomfortable.
The celebrated author of novels such as "The House of Mirth", Wharton was also a terrific writer of ghostly tales. A blend of Poe, Hawthorne and Henry...
Admittedly, I do not read many mysteries, but this particular one, which is steeped in history and offers another consideration on who the notorious murderer may have been, had me intrigued.
Jane Austen, with her elegant novelistic structure and unerring wit, was my first teacher. My greatest influence in the realm of ideas was Henry James.
Something strange happened to unreliable narrators in the mid-20th century: they became a little more reliably unreliable, and a lot nastier. In the l...
I'm caught between a lingering fantasy of a Roman Holiday, and the aspirations of a Care Consultant who hopes I am infirm enough to require batteries for effective locomotion. Goodness, what an awkward age!
It would be a sin -- practically a capital crime -- to write off masterpieces because no one has the patience for the sentences Marcel Proust had the patience to craft so scrupulously.
No suitor wants to admit it, but those who don't return our love often give us something as valuable as those who do.
Hillary's appointment isn't even official, but the Obama/Clinton narrative has already left the realm of politics. Its twists, turns, shadings, and complex emotions are the stuff of literature.
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