Friday, June 11, 2010

Black, White And Re-read All Over

The latest instalment of my Yahoo! India column, on the pleasures and perils of re-reading, is here. Do read. (And re-read, of course.)

4 comments:

methinks said...

Hi! Enjoyed your column on re-reading - The one reason why we sometimes avoid re-reading is the fear of the book losing it's charm. Thanks for putting it into so many words. Now i have a reasonable justification for all my single-time reads ;)

The only book that 'holds up pretty well' though is "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" - Salman Rushdie. Try it!

Sanjay Sipahimalani said...

Thank you. Yes, must dig out Haroun from the shelf soon.

Nowhere Man said...

Excellent article Sanjay! I wish there was a way to leave comments right there in the article..surprised that feature is not there. Interesting you brought up Salinger but not Ayn Rand. In the roster of books that gives a totally different perspective witht he passage of time on rereading , Ayn Rand would occupy one of the top places.

Sanjay Sipahimalani said...

Thanks. Good point about Ayn Rand -- wish I'd thought of it earlier!