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A bit too serious for me.
on May 4, 2014
I am afraid the lower rating is due more to a failing on my part than on the author's. Reading this was like attending a serious advanced course in literature and her knowledge far exceeds mine. She hones in on classic literature - the Russian greats, Shakespeare, Joyce, James - books that take a lot of plugging for me to get through. She also dabbles in genres that I tend to avoid - plays and poetry, for example. So, while I am a serious reader, I tend more toward more modern novelists and non-fiction works on current affairs so this really does not fit my profile. Not that it is a failing of hers - I would have loved to have had her for an instructor back in my college days and I was impressed by her comments related to the physical pleasure of books, despite the fact that I read this on my kindle.