Never read a book by its

Never read a book by its cover

Language is the profound code and work of creation with which we approach divinity. Because she could not? Still, it came as a shock, flying with the lucky classes at 30, feet across twenty-first century America, to hear this strange admission. Not everyone can write a book but somehow we expect, without quite thinking about it, that everyone should be able to read a book. A woman who has never read a book Maybe the assumption is obsolete. I often take a much-talked-about book and recommend something similar but older. Not everyone can write books. Which book should that first one be? We should run a list of books like this, as a means of making amends to their authors and perhaps also to the public that has so far missed the chance of reading them.

But the woman on the plane was unsettling. I often take a much-talked-about book and recommend something similar but older. I sat next to a well known columnist and television talking head whom I have always thought of as the Beaking Bird: With his alert, black-button eyes and his sharp nose, he resembles that toy perpetual-motion bird forever bobbing, like a metronome, on the rim of a glass and dipping its beak, quite pointlessly, in the water.

He answered: "Writing books is a complete waste of time. I am talking about the idea of books, the magic transmission, which is itself sacred. Nancy did not ask.

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Having distributed copies of new books to his reviewers, he wondered if they might do him a favour. Language is the profound code and work of creation with which we approach divinity. Maybe the assumption is obsolete.

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It did not seem so. Most of them are favourably reviewed, but many never reach the people who would like and profit by them, the people for whom they are written. Not everyone can write a book but somehow we expect, without quite thinking about it, that everyone should be able to read a book.

Look at Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.

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To make conversation, I asked the Beaking Bird whether he was working on a book. I don't mean all particular books. Or is it possible that, without our noticing, the previously literate American middle class, which used to be required to slog at least through a little Dickens or Thoreau or even Vonnegut or Morrison in order to get through high school, has deserted books altogether? Stoner by John Williams was originally published in , but reissued in with an introduction by John McGahern and was published with a new jacket this year. Maybe that's a smug assumption, like expecting that everyone has a refrigerator. Bob Johnson. He answered: "Writing books is a complete waste of time. Nancy did not ask. When Nancy repeated the story to me, I thought the story was funny, but also obscurely dislocating, ominous. Some are evil. A game to play: Suppose the woman on the plane decides she will finally read a book. We should run a list of books like this, as a means of making amends to their authors and perhaps also to the public that has so far missed the chance of reading them. Still, it came as a shock, flying with the lucky classes at 30, feet across twenty-first century America, to hear this strange admission.

A memory returns.

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