This site just passed another milestone this week with its 500,000th visit! How to celebrate? Well, here are three very different but equally great (and coincidentally, campus-based) books I read this year but didn’t blog about and so am linking to others that did:
The Book of Daniel (1971) by EL Doctorow, an astonishing fictional look at what it might have been like to be the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and writing in late 1960s America.
Stoner (1965) by John Williams, a long-buried classic that is finally getting its due critical recognition and is a truly heartbreaking tragedy (especially if you’re a fan of Henry James and Ford Madox Ford).
Conjure Wife (1943) by Fritz Leiber – a tale of modern-day witchcraft (well, circa 1940) filmed several times and still a classic of its kind and which I regularly re-read.
Most of all though, thanks for sticking around folks. Despite what this numerically themed posting might suggest, I am very glad to be able to say that those of you who have been visiting here again and again are far too many to enumerate here. I remain very grateful for the hundreds of fine conversazioni we have shared so far, and look forward to many more.