Quote for the Day

There is now this fashion for mega books. The only book that is 800 pages long or thereabout that I can seriously contemplate reading is War and Peace. I suppose also the great Dostoevsky novels. I cannot read novels of huge length, with no characters, no intelligible plot, and really no point except as a compendium of private jokes and obsessions.


– Louis Begley in an interview with Robert Birnbaum at indentitytheory.com

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Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season - oh, and watching golf too).

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