Friday, September 22, 2006

I'm Afraid I'm Going To Have To Read One Of These

I failed miserably at reading How to Read a Book--maybe because I didn't know enough about reading to get through it.

So imagine my horror when I saw Learning How to Read Slowly Again in The New York Times (by way of article discusses four articles on reading.

I may try Reading Like A Writer: A Guide For People Who Love Books And For Those Who Want To Write Them by Francine Prose. The New York Times' article says of her, "She also admits to a prejudice against using brand names in fiction. It’s the lazy writer’s way of placing a character or establishing a social setting."

Have I not said that here, probably a couple of times?


Little Willow said...

I've started a list of Sassy Sidekicks of Children's Literature. Come play!

Gail Gauthier said...

At first I thought this would be easy, but I'm going to have to think about it for a moment.

Lee said...

Prose actually says quite a few more things than that, and she's very much worth paying attention to. She's terrific at close reading, and atsubverting all those simplistic rules like show/not tell.