Tuesday, 19 February 2008

About Books

Finished February 16
Remarkable Reads: 34 Writers and Their Adventures in Reading edited by J. Peder Zane
i've had this book by my bed for a while, reading one chapter at a time, but not regularly.
I found that the choices made by the authors were interesting as well as the descriptor and reasons for choosing it. We have the classic "most memorable" as well as the loneliest, most dangerous, maddest, hippest, queerist, and most unpleasant just to name a few. The essays about each book are interesting and informative and tell you something about the author as well as the book. The authors are current (Bret Lott, Elizabeth Hay, Jonathan Lethem) and their ideas interesting. I've put some more books on my list!

1 comment:

  1. As the editor of "Remarkable Reads," allow me to say thanks.

    You publish a book, it gets a bit of review attention, and then disappears. I'm delighted to know my baby is still kicking.

    J. Peder Zane