Monday, September 20, 2004

Finished Cloud Atlas and wrote a glowing review -- or as glowing as I can make it. Super book. With The Darling, best books I've read all year, I guess. But I really need to chill on the book-reviewing for everyone but the Post -- too much time and you do a few of those books and you wind up noticing how much time has passed. I'm not the late great Naomi and Bruce Bliven or Phoebe Lou Adams or Benjamin DeMott or any of those people can just grab a pile of books and casually toss them into the wood-chipper of their brain. I'm a plodder. Now watch my dumb ass go and start another one.

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