(Book #2 for 2007; 1st book finished for the Classics Challenge)
A not very subtle commentary on censorship and the importance of free speech. As a warning to society, some of the issues apply nowadays and cause pause for thought. It’s rather short though and as such, I found it a bit slight. Still it’s worth the read and I’m glad to have finally done so.
My Rating: 3/5
“Do you know why books such as this are so important? Because they have quality. And what does the word quality mean? To me it means texture. This book has pores. It has features. This book can go under the microscope. You’d find life under the glass, streaming past in infinite profusion. The more pores, the more truthfully recorded details of life per square inch you can get on a sheet of paper, the more “literary” you are. That’s my definition, anyway. Telling detail. Fresh detail. The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.” (p. 81)Also reviewed at:
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