You can buy them. You can borrow them. You can download them. But are all those books out there really worth your while?
Herewith some brief assessments.
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!
Thank you. Yes, must dig out Haroun from the shelf soon.
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.
Thanks. Good point about Ayn Rand -- wish I'd thought of it earlier!
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